Have you ever considered what it means to be powerful? Do you feel like you are powerful? Do you even want to be? I asked myself these questions recently and discovered some interesting perspectives.
We often associate power as a masculine trait, strong, and forceful. We may also see it as an undesirable trait, something used to manipulate people for personal gain. But if you consider that we are all energy, you can view power as a way to channel your energy for the greater good.
Consider an athlete focused on hitting a golf ball or baseball. To be successful in creating the burst of energy that will connect with the ball, they have to be aligned and focused, body, mind, and soul. They must be fully present, engaged with the moment. They must be focused on what they desire. The ability to align body, mind, and soul and send transformative energy into the world is power.
So for us to be powerful, to affect positive change in the world, we must be aligned in our body, mind, and soul, embodying our targeted change as though it is already true. We are not wishing or hoping, we are confident of what we can accomplish in all areas of our being. To create this alignment, try the following steps:
- Create an intention for your desired change, stated in the present tense. Your intention should be short and sweet. It should elicit a feeling of excitement.
- Plant your intention in your mind before going to bed, upon waking, and during meditation. If you like to journal, write it down. Write it on a sticky note or embed it in a screen saver.
- Think about how it will feel when you have manifested your change as a sensation in your body. Stop a few times a day and solidify this feeling throughout your whole body, and as you state your intention.
- Notice if there is any self-doubt creeping in. Our unconscious mind consumes 95% of our brainpower. If you have beliefs or self-doubt that may sabotage your efforts, Set an intention to let that go during meditation.
Once you align and embody the change you desire, you will truly be powerful. Just like the focused burst of energy an athlete uses to create the perfect swing, you’ll be able to lift the energy around you and create positive change.