Owning Your Power

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." 
~E.E. Cummings

I believe. I trust. I let go.

I've been in a healing funk. Yup, that's right there's such a thing. The energy right now on the planet is intense and when you are "open" you feel it all. I can feel the sun, moon, stars and the pain and suffering on the planet as well as everyone's emotions. Far too often as humans have old outdated beliefs running our systems with that "I'm a Figment of Your Imagination", like the famous Disney character from Epcot, wondering if we really do exist. Has anyone noticed us? Has anyone pay attention to anything we say that can change the world for better? Lately, I wonder, if I'm invisible. Am I completely forgotten from my friends? No lie, it's true. Are certain beliefs that I've been told as a kid, are they really true? Probably not, but they are still running my system and it hasn't been fun. It really comes down to be able to stand and shine my power. Own it and not to let anyone else diminish my sparkle. The path of owning my power has been on my mind these days...

"Owning Our Power

Don't you see? We do not have to be so victimized by life, by people, by situations, by work, by our friends, by our love relationships, by our family, by ourselves, our feelings, our thoughts, our circumstances.

We are not victims. We do not have to be victims. That is the whole point!

Yes, admitting and accepting powerlessness is important. But that is the first step, an introduction to this business of recovery. Later, comes owning our power. Changing what we can. This is an important as admitting and accepting power-lessness. And there is so much we can change.

We can own our power, wherever we are, wherever we go, whoever we are with. We do not have to stand there with our hands tied, groveling helplessly, submitting to whatever comes along. There are things we can do. We can speak up. Solve the problem. Use the problem to motivate ourselves to do something good for ourselves.

We can make ourselves feel good. We can walk away. We can come back on our terms. We can stand up for ourselves. We can refuse to let others control and manipulate us.

We can do what we need to do to take care of ourselves. That is the beauty, the reward, the crown of victory we are given in this process called recovery. It is what it is all about!

If we can't do anything about the circumstance, we can change our attitude. We can do the work within: courageously face our issues so we are not victimized. We have been given a miraculous key to life.

We are victims no more unless we want to be.

Freedom and joy are ours for the taking, for the feeling, for the hard work we have done.

Today, I will remind myself as often as necessary that I am not a victim, and I do not need to be victimized by whatever comes my way. I will work hard to remove myself as a victim, whether that means setting and enforcing a boundary, walking away, dealing with my feelings, or giving myself what I need. God help me let go of my need to feel victimized."
~Melody Beattie

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