“When you are guided to this pathway, take the opportunity to affirm the magic of life. Remember that anything you do displays the power and life energy of the One.”
This is an important pathway and I feel certainly for myself as a healer and a teacher, there have been some important lessons to learn as I’ve worked through this. Learning that true power sits in the way that we react and respond to life and there’s certainly been plenty of tests of this over the last month that have shown me how far you can take this pathway within yourself.
This pathway talks about channelling sacred power in a public way which I can relate to deeply because of the work that I do. This is sometimes viewed as both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand you know you’re here to help others and on the other hand you feel like people are taking the piss with the amount of time and energy they take up. The real power is in knowing when to say no to preserve your own energy. The real power is in learning to pull back from things that demand energy from you. Sometimes those demands are subtle and persuasive. Sometimes those demands are guilt laden. Sometimes those demands are innocently made. Sometimes those demands are loud and noisy.
Power sits in how we react and respond both inwardly and outwardly. True power sits with Source and we are a physical manifestation of it. It can take a lot of strength to choose to focus inwards when the world places demands on you. This isn’t just in spiritual work. This is all of us, all the time, any place, anywhere. We are not at the beck and call of the world and the people around us. We choose. Even when it comes to Source, we choose to be in that connection. We choose to be guided. The power is in the choice that we make. This is profound.
I know from my own experience and from my teachers and friends in the spiritual field that often healers are perceived as a bottomless pit of energy and it’s assumed that we are just open to giving endlessly and selflessly. That’s something that very few people wish to address in this field of work for a number of reasons.
Nobody wants to be seen as the bad guy and nobody wants to have a moan about how unfair it is. After all, if you’re here to serve, you’re asking people to dump on you. That’s your call. The thing is that when we express it in that way, there’s a sense of powerlessness about it. There’s a victim speaking here.
Privately, we all feel it. We can all relate to the feeling of being imposed upon and there’s an unfairness that comes with it. Often empaths won’t have the strength to say that’s how they’re feeling and continue to get drained by the people around them. Learning to stand in your own power is a strength in itself. Being able to say how someone is making you feel is a strength in itself.
I think it’s important, not least because the role of a healer or teacher is to activate and support you to channel your own power. Healers often feel that their abilities and connection are taken advantage of but my personal view is that as empaths, we’re going to feel this way if we haven’t set boundaries around what we do. It takes time to learn and time to shift the guilt that comes from saying no.
Our connection to Source is one of the ways in which we fuel and replenish our own energy and self-preservation is alien to empaths but something that certainly needs to be learnt in order for us to do our work here. If we are to serve, we need to be full. When we are full, we give what overflows without any resentment. We are fully in our power when we do that giving and we are fully in our power when we choose not to give because we feel no guilt about that self-preservation. It’s an uncomfortable area and not spoken about much.
One of the most striking aspects about this pathway for me was that it made me understand what it means to conceal power as well as to show it. Power is apparent in everything that we do. This is what the pathway teaches and it’s really important to keep hold of this point as we move through this pathway.
Your power comes from your own connection and this can be seen in the way that you are both inwardly and outwardly with yourself and those around you.
Inwardly, it is a strength to view ourselves as our Creator views us. It is a challenge to think of ourselves as perfect because we are always looking for flaws and striving to become better. Inwardly, the power is in being compassionate and loving towards ourselves. This is easier to extend towards other people but the real power is in understanding how this applies to how you view and treat yourself.
Outwardly, your power sits in your reactions, your confidence, your manners and the way you conduct yourself. This is also as important because we begin to develop a discipline around our character. We begin to use love as the power to guide us in situations where it is not that easy to be love and light. We lovingly set boundaries that serve our highest good and begin to teach others what this means so that they may do the same. We have an awareness of ourselves and we ignite the spark of self-awareness in others through the way that we respond.
Where we gain our power from is also really important. For those of us that are healers and teachers, we need to learn that if our work is fuelling our sense of happiness and is the source of our power, we will be susceptible to burnout. This happens because we’re using the ego based high of being able to help others to feed our need to be needed. This energy runs out very quickly.
This applies to all of us, not just those of us in healing professions. Your work is what you do. It isn’t who you are. Are you fuelled by what you do or who you are? Often we know the what we do bit really well but not so strong on the who we are. This is where connection comes in. This is where exploration of the pathways really supports us. To know yourself is to know your creator and therein we can begin to recognise the power that sits behind each and every one of us.
Our power is rooted in the strength of our own connection. It has nothing to do with what we can do for others. It has nothing to do with being spiritually gifted either. Power is about how we react and respond to the world around us. Power is understanding that neither praise nor criticism matter as both come from a false source. Power is something that is manifested through us and belongs to Source as we do. So we are responsible for how this is channelled. We are accountable to Source and to ourselves for the way this power is used and displayed.
This pathway is understanding that you are channelling sacred power in all that you do. There are times when we are conscious of it. There are times when we are not. The mere fact that we live and breathe proves that we are an extension of source energy. Observe how this moves through you. Observe the action and the direction that you are being led to.
“Use this pathway to help you remember that all life energy, and the means to work with it, come from the Beloved.”
We will be exploring this pathway deeper in our monthly healing circle tomorrow evening. Link and booking details below.