Chris Renzo | Waking Times
“If you are doing something for someone else’s approval, you may as well not do it” – Neale Donald Walsch
Stepping into your power is all about serving yourself. This may sound overly self-indulgent at first, but when you go deeply into it you realize that this is the ultimate expression of your soul.
Do you live your life based on what someone else thinks you should do? This happens all too often in our culture. What we end up doing is that we give up our autonomy and our power. We end up living the life that another envisions for us, thus dismantling our ability to follow our own intuition. We may not realize it, but at the unconscious level we build all sorts of emotions that perpetuate this submission of personal power.
Who do we often live our lives for? We submit our power when we attempt to live based on how our social circle thinks we should live and or when we adhere to the norms of society without questioning them. If those important figures in your life taught you how to listen to yourself so that you can guide yourself through life you were blessed. If the influences around you told you what to do and never supported your ability to choose and decide for yourself you may have created a way of relating to the world that is submissive in nature. Furthermore it could be emotionally painful to go against “their wishes” as you are met with scrutiny, criticism, and shame by the important people in your life.
Stepping out the of grip of another’s expectation is essential for self-evolution. This process requires great courage and strength. When you step into your own power you may be met with opposition. Those who once had control of you will feel like they are losing you. Their control of you is what they need to feel secure. This is the illusion that helps them feel as if they doing the “right” thing by you. But when you step into your own sense of self two things happen:
1) You start to enhance your intuition. You enhance your ability to listen to your higher self. This will inevitably bring you a sense of joy because you live in close alignment with your life’s purpose.