5 Reasons to Reclaim your Power in the Midst of Chaos
Letting go of Lessons
A wise friend convinced me many years ago not to believe in lessons so that I could stop setting them up for myself. I took it onboard and this advice changed my life. I don’t think I’m a student on this earth to learn lessons and I don’t believe that a God has it in for us. And I definitely refuse to acknowledge that any crisis has happened because I’ve been bad or we as a human race need to suffer or learn something. That just relinquishes your inner power and it suggests we are all the same yet nothing could be further from the truth.
When outbreaks or crises occur around the world, it really disappoints me to hear that people say it’s karmic or that the group of people affected did something wrong. There is no power in that for anyone. I witnessed this ugly side of humanity during the recent devastating Australian bushfires and it crops up on social media often.
The consensus is “If it’s not happening to me then it must be something you did wrong.” This is both naive and archaic. It really goes back to BC days when the rains wouldn’t come so there needed to be a sacrifice to appease the vengeful gods of the day. That certainly didn’t bring about rain because, as we know the seasons change, but it did help some people to justify that the authorities of the time had done all they could. (Unless of course, it was your child that was sacrificed.) As we now know, some years we get a lot of rain and others we get drought and bushfires. Life isn’t about what happens, it’s about how we handle it.
So why did this Pandemic Occur and how Can we Reclaim our Power?
From a spiritual and inner growth perspective, when enough people around the world become fearful for long enough, they create something of enormous proportion that magnifies their deepest insecurities. This plays out on a global scale and for many, it becomes their reality. A total loss of personal power. How long does it last? Until change occurs. And the change is within, you need to reclaim your personal power. It’s available for each and everyone of us.
I can’t speak for everyone and what their circumstances have been. But as an example, I do know that many people haven’t been happy with their lives, working hard to get nowhere with very few prospects for the future and worrying about spending money they don’t have.
Working and spending aren’t the culprits, it’s the reason behind it that’s undermining your stability. Why are you working so hard? To get ahead? Have you forgotten that you’re living now and not in the future, so you need to be present and stand in your own power today? Were you secretly wishing for something in your life to change or have you been hoping that there would be a magic wand waved that would change how humans interact with each other? Don’t feel guilty for wanting change, you didn’t make this happen.
There is Power in Re-Evaluating Your Life
Crises are like vortexes, they magnify your insecurities to Shine a Spotlight on what’s Missing.
And The one thing they do powerfully, is help you re-evaluate your life. To figure out what’s really important. They redirect your vision to your original purpose for being here and offer you a new vantage point. The advantage of a crisis over the other major reset button (which is death), is that we’re still alive and we get to remember what’s happened. We have wisdom and experience so we get to choose differently.
The first thing I would ask you to do right now is to take stock. To acknowledge how you’re feeling. If you can’t connect with your emotions because your head is in the way, then give it a color or an animal. What color is it like or what type of animal would you be?
Or look at your mood. What mood are you in most often? Fear, apprehension, uncertainty? If you’re not sure, look around you because it will be reflected back into your life and magnified.
It’s early days yet and the growth for most of us is yet to come, but if you can begin to find some peace amongst the chaos, you will find you’ll experience a broader perspective. This happens when we remove ourselves from inside the problem so we can see a solution. You don’t need to wait for a vaccine or the authorities to make you feel safe, you can create your own security within. It has nothing to do with how much money you have, even billionaires feel insecure in these times. But creating your own security within changes everything.
Gaining power over your own life gives you these 5 advantages:
- You no longer see these experiences as bad, but as an opportunity for growth and expansion
- Fear no longer rules your thoughts or your decisions, so you take your power back
- The inner system your were born with, your Mood Barometer, becomes your guiding light, rather than the media
- From fear to freedom takes a very short time to occur
- You’re able to handle crises from a bigger picture perspective
Never underestimate the significance of taking your own power back, because when you do, you no longer need to blame others for what has occurred. This allows your inner guidance to grow stronger. In effect, you begin to stand outside the chaos, rather than within it. You are guided to places of safety naturally and find good new stories to keep your mood buoyant. You are less on social media and more in touch within and life begins to change around you.
Reality is not a Lesson but an Opportunity
You may think this isn’t facing reality, but actually the reality you are living now is very different to everyone else. It’s made up of how you feel about life and what is looking back at you, so in essence your reality was created by you. If you don’t like the way you’re feeling, then you have the power to create a new reality. It’s not a lesson to battle and contend with. There are so many realities we can create for ourselves, so it makes perfect sense that you would choose one that works, over one you don’t like, doesn’t it? Your reality is created by what you perceive about what you see, not what you’re actually looking at. It’s your mood that determines what you really see, not your eyes.
Two people can walk into the same party and one will look over at a corner and be drawn to the people arguing there and the other will be drawn to some laughter in another part of the room. One will describe the party as being a horrible experience and the other as a fun experience. It was the same party and they had the same opportunities, they both even had two eyes. So what makes them different? It’s simply their mood. Their differing moods helped them to perceive differently and therefore they were drawn to different situations. It wasn’t luck, it wasn’t personality, nor because one group was louder, it was a match. The group they each gravitated towards was a match with their own personal power. Their perception. This is also a glass-half-full scenario.
Find your Peace amongst the Chaos and Create Power in Your Reality
Meditation or mindfulness will help you to step out of the pot of chaos and see the bigger picture. It’s not one of lessons or blame, but compassion and humility. Regular meditation will help you develop trust and intuition and will connect you to who you really are. This isn’t a religious following, it’s tapping into the inner guidance you were born with. This practice will help you bridge the gap from fear, anxiety, doubt, anger and blame, to hopefulness, guidance, clarity, sureness, appreciation and opportunity. There are many meditations out there but I offer you this one that I use everyday, the Golden Light Meditation. You can watch it on video or as an audio download for your phone.
Use the golden light to wrap around everyone and everything, to help you find your peace amongst the chaos and create a your own personal power in everyday life.
Don’t set yourself up for lessons any longer. Instead, stand in this powerful place of knowing that you are well guided and loved and when you remove yourself from the chaos by meditation, you will also gain clarity in your direction and purpose. That’s reclaiming your power.
You really are well loved and guided.
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Who am I?
I’m Gayle Maree, creator of 6 Dimensions of Healing, author, mother of 7 and Spiritual Counselor for over 23 years.
Someone once told me (a well-respected mentor) that people need “experts” to live a life they value… and I didn’t believe them.
I thought everybody could do it on their own because I did. I figured out what didn’t work in my life and then I changed it. Actually, I changed me. And it was a LOT of work!
Not because I was trying to impress those that told me I had a ‘bad attitude’ or I had something to prove to people who thought I was lousy at pretty well everything, but because there were aspects of me that even I didn’t like. I wanted improvements in me and my life.
Change Versus Comfort
It was obvious to me that if I didn’t make changes I could expect more of the same in my life as before. The same things that didn’t work, the same relationships that my parents had.
I wanted more. Mostly, I wanted my kids to be proud of me. Damn it, I wanted to be proud of myself.
So, I set about what would be a continuous, amazing journey.
I’ve been with my Spiritual Soulmate over 30 years now and we still work on the relationship, we work on improving us, because we know that whatever we want, to get it we need to be different to how we were.
And I listen so much more now because I value the wisdom of my non-physical guides who have been with me for as long as I can remember.
Now it’s your turn
This is the same path I used to make the changes that led to a valued and prosperous life. So much more than I ever imagined.
The path is laid out in our book 6 Dimensions of Healing