A Blessing for the Journey
May the roaring winds call to your spirit, engaging a great awakening.
May the blazing sun enflame the passions of your Soul’s empowerment.
May the silver moon midwife your talents and dreams alive and well.
May the stars gleam with the wisdom of your ancestors, telling the story of your
And may all that is wild and true within you run free with courage and strength.
For as it is with all of Nature, may you too embody the blueprint of the Divine,
Knowing well it is your birthright to thrive, flourish, and become. – E.Egan
I offer you this blessing as a way to stir your spirit. As a way to breathe in all that you are, and all that you have yet to become. To remind you of your unlimited nature, and to reconnect you to the Universal energy of Life. For this is what you truly are, and this is where you find the origin of your power.
Self empowerment is a process, and it is one I believe every human must endure, because it is a sacred part of our spiritual development. We must learn to find ourselves in spite of the opinions of others. We must look beyond illusion and learn to evaluate our worth based on the strength of our spirit, rather than the external self. We must learn to trust our inner guidance.
Your personal level of self empowerment affects everything in your life from your relationships, your career, your goals and dreams, and even to your finances! How you feel about yourself, and what you think you deserve out of life will be the determining factor for everything. Once we come to understand this, it’s easy to realize how important developing a healthy sense of self truly is.
This is a sacred mission. It is a journey that requires us to embrace all that we are, and to invite the energy of the Divine into the process of our greatest becoming. If we settle for less out of ourselves, we settle for less out of life. Therefore, as we transform ourselves from within, we transform our possibilities, and ultimately, our destiny!
Developing your Divine self empowerment is a lifelong experience, but you can begin the process with two pivotal steps in the right direction:
- Accepting Your Personal Truth
- Trusting Your Inner Guidance
Accept Your Personal Truth:
One of the most important ways to develop a healthy sense of empowerment is to truly come to terms with who you are. Beyond the shadows of the personality, shines the light of your soul. To connect to this, you must go within. Take some time to get to know yourself. Actively meet that energy, in a place of stillness, and invite it’s wisdom to settle upon you. You may enjoy taking a walk, working in a garden, listening to gentle music, or simply just meditating. Any way you choose to find your peace is fine. So long as you make a space, it will come to meet you. While you are in a place of peacefulness, practice self-inventory. Take an honest, compassionate look at who you truly are:
- What are the gifts and talents you embody?
- How does your spirit want to project the unique image of itself upon the world?
- Are there talents that you know you have that you could do more with?
- What are your strengths?
- What are your areas of potential growth?
- If you could do anything at all with your life, what would it be?
- Are you happy with your life as it is, or are there things that you have been longing to change, but have not had the courage to do anything about?
- What areas of your life have eluded you up until now?
- If you could make a change in those areas, what steps would you take to do so?
It is equally important to understand our areas of strength and our areas of weakness. Self empowerment develops when we have the courage to look at our whole truth. When we develop the poise to look at our times of flight and our times of falter with equal attention, we stand in our power to make significant, long-lasting change. If we devote our energy toward making positive changes, we breathe new life into our sense of being. We take a step in the right direction, and reorder the events of our future.
Through the expression of our gifts and talents, and the shedding of old habits and unwanted behaviors, we become revitalized! When we share our gifts in a way that brings others joy and peace, we find purpose and meaning. The value in this is unlimited. When you are doing what you know you are meant to do, there is no measure to the joy you will feel! Equally, as we overcome our frailties, our self respect is renewed, we are achieving what was once thought of as impossible! The more we do this, the more we become empowered. The energy of achievement is the energy of life. Each time you achieve a new goal, you will believe in yourself and in your abilities a little more. Soon enough, you will gain momentum and confidence, and there will be nothing you cannot achieve!
Trust Your Inner Guidance:
The second step in developing your Divine self empowerment is to trust your inner voice. As the blessing at the beginning of this article implies, you are a spark of Divine light and energy. You are an instrument to the great cosmic symphony that plays all around you and within you. You know what to do. You hear the voice of wisdom and truth as it speaks to you. Of course, the perceiving of this voice is never the problem is it? It’s in the believing, the trusting, and the doing that always gives us trouble. The soul’s voice is patient and persistent. It pulsates with wisdom and Divine Truth. It uses little words, yet speaks volumes. The mind on the other hand is full of chatter and suspicion. Always second guessing or coming up with good reasons why the soul cannot be trusted. It casts a spell of doubt and fear, and keeps us in a daze of illusion.
But you can arise from such a slumber and walk the path of your soul! Step by step, as you learn to follow Divine instruction, it shall prove itself worthy of your trust. You will gain strength in listening to the rightful heir of your awareness, and before long, the mind will take it’s rightful place behind the soul. Now your intuition has become sacred, and as you heed its instruction, your sense of power grows in strength and grace. This is what it means to find your center, your core. It is like an umbilical cord of golden light stretching from your solar plexus to the Divine source of all. As you develop this, you are empowered to achieve all that you set out to. It is a renewable source of energy, it empowers you, and in turn, you empower the world to an even greater level of becoming. If this is neglected and underdeveloped, however, your intuition becomes weak and you are more likely to give into fear. As Caroline Myss puts it, “With each choice we make, we either become more involved in the illusory physical world, or we invest energy into the power of spirit.”
Sometimes we are reluctant to build our empowerment. We may fear we will be seen as pushy, overbearing or arrogant. But unlike the “power” of the mind or the ego, Divine soul empowerment is one that propels you forward without taking dominion over anyone except the “you” of yesteryears. It establishes within you a place of unquivering wisdom and certainty. It does not take over, it takes root. It gives you strength you never knew possible. If you take the well known verse from Corinthians 13:4-8 and insert the words “Divine Self Empowerment” in place of “Love” you will recognize this innate power within you.
Divine Self Empowerment “is patient, and kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Divine Self Empowerment does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
For Divine self empowerment truly is powered by the energy of Divine love. Both are one in the same.
Let us then accept ourselves for who we are, and allow the inner guidance of the Divine to inspire us along to higher places. May we begin to make better choices from a place of true empowerment, and transform our lives in all areas. Let us break through the shackles of fear and doubt, and walk with confidence and grace. May we ever seek to thrive, flourish and become!