…what the heck does that really mean?
I’ve heard a lot of talk in my spiritual journey about “owning my power”, “being in my power center”, “finding my power core” and all sorts of talk like that. On some levels this resonates with me quickly and I feel enlivened by it. I think any time we are told to take hold of some sort of energy that lies within us we instinctively dip into it and can feel the force that lies within us. At least for a little while. But if you are like me, more often than not that energy fades as soon as you lose focus of it and drift back into your mundane and chaotic life.
It’s kind of like sticking your hand in under a rushing waterfall. When your hand is there, you can feel the force of the water and sometimes even picture the effect it has on the environment around it. The constant flow polishing the rocks until they are smooth and clean. The splashing moisture adding life to plants just outside the river’s flow. So much power and vitality in such a beautiful wonder of nature.
Yet, when we remove our hand from under the falling water, our brains quickly lose the sensation and the imagery that was created. We drift off to the next stimulus or just get lost in feeling the void. What seems to be just a momentary rush is lost in the confusion and searching for what happens next.
What if you could take that power with you? What if you could not just put your hand under the fall, but stand your entire body underneath it and then take it with you? To feel that constant rush of life giving beauty and rock polishing force within you at all times. That is what all these gurus are talking about. Harnessing the force that is within you already and unleashing it within your daily life to breathe new life into you and those around you. That is owning your power.
I got a taste of this last night at a mediumship circle that I attended at a local metaphysical gathering place, Kindred Spirits. I was having some issues with an energy that was being particularly nasty and was latching on pretty tight. As members of the group were helping me to remove this energy, the organizer of the circle asked me to find my power center and say something surprisingly simple yet powerfully effective.
“I know who I am”
As I repeated this phrase I could feel the power within me growing. She asked me to keep repeating it, louder and with more intention.
“I Know Who I Am”
My chakras were lighting up and I could feel my power growing and growing.
“”I KNOW WHO I AM”
It became primal. There was a feeling inside me that was unlike anything I had felt. Confidence, understanding, strength were all merging into a unified force within me.
“I KNOW WHO I AM!!!”
The pressure in my chest was gone, there was no energy, short of Spirit, that could have overcome the force that I was generating. I had taken ownership of my power. I had accessed the doorway to the energy center that had been lying dormant and restless within me and I had set it free. All with five simple words, “I know who I am.”
I have found myself repeating this phrase throughout my day today and each time I do, the rush returns. I intend to make this my mantra and I intend to carry this power with me wherever I go.
Try out the power of these words yourself. Stand in front of your mirror in the morning and say them out loud. Go outside and scream them to the world. Stand tall in a group and announce to them with confidence: “I Know Who I Am.”
Image from John Holland’s Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck