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How to Embrace Your Power

How to Embrace Your Power

“You had the power all along my dear” is what Glinda, the Good Witch told Dorothy. All Dorothy had to do was believe and act. In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy embraced her power by closing her eyes, clicking her heels together and saying “there’s no place like home.”  We all know the scene well. So, how do we, outside of a Hollywood movie set, embrace our power? Here are a few suggestions:

Believe in what is possible. Walt Disney said “if you can dream it, then you can do it.” Do you truly believe that what you want is possible?

Live what is possible. Too many times, people stop after setting their intentions. They think they are attracting what they need, when in reality, they’re giving their power away! Set your intentions, then, begin to create those intentions. Taking active steps in your journey is powerful. Waiting for someone else to be your Source, isn’t.

Do what you love and love what you do. This goes along with living what is possible. You may question what exactly it is you want in life, or maybe even what is your Divine Purpose, what should you be doing? Dr. Rev. Michael Beckwith says “so many struggle to discover what is the Will of God…the Will of God is for a greater expansion of love and life!” Start with doing what you love and love what you do.

Use discernment. Learn when to say yes and no. Use yes when it supports your dreams; and vice versa, use no when it doesn’t. It’s okay to set healthy boundaries, really, it is.

Say thank you. Don’t dismiss compliments or help. Accept with an open heart of gratitude, no matter how small. Give thanks for all things!

Quiet your mind, even if just for a moment. Take a deep breath into your heart space. Spend a few minutes in this space. Ask yourself “what does my Spirit need?” Take steps to nourish your soul. Coming back to center will refresh you, bringing renewed energy to help you move forward.

And finally, one of my favorite passages…

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

~Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: A Look at the Principles of the Course of Miracles

When you live what is possible, moving beyond limitations, you embrace your power.  Let your brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous light shine!


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6:30AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

every time I see this article, I stop and read it.

2:06PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

Lovely to read Marianne Williamson's quote again. thankyou Care2

9:08AM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

thank you!

1:04AM PDT on Mar 16, 2013


5:34AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

Hello Everyone! This is Sherri Carter, Supervising Editor for and Author of this article. Thank you so much for all the kind words! I'm so glad you found this to be helpful, and hopefully inspiring to embrace YOUR Power!

5:31AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

Hello Everyone! This is Sherri Carter, Supervising Editor and Author of this article. Thank you so much for all the kind words! I'm so glad you found this to be helpful, and hopefully inspiring to embrace YOUR Power!

1:44PM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

Thank you much, good article!

11:20AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

@ James M. - you added a great pearl of wisdom, and one that offers us all a moment of calm, appreciation, and peace. Our happiness is found - there - (in the heart, as you say, and that is our 'home').

Whatever else we work to achieve will enhance this most wise gem from the 'movie' to each and every soul.

Over the rainbow is - everywhere - and all we have to do is live with our heart connected to all the beauty and love it holds.

5:17AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

Simply enjoy life

11:50PM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

Thank you! See I am learning!

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