Much of my work and most of my book is about self-empowerment through self-identification so I developed 4 magic formulas to support this concept.
Empowerment is granting power to an individual or group. Self-empowerment is the process of discovering and claiming our personal power.
Energy is neither positive nor negative. It is the intent of its use that creates its purpose. Power is the same. It is neither positive nor negative. When it is used with ego and lack of integrity, it becomes abusive. When it is used with love and compassion, it is a force that creates and manifests energy that enlightens not only ourselves but others as well.
Self-empowerment may seem egocentric to some, but it is not. It is using our hearts to realize our gifts so that we can share them with the world. As we raise our personal vibration to the level of love, we also contribute to raising the collective vibration on Earth.
The 1st formula is:
SE = SK + SE Self Empowerment = Self Knowledge + Self Esteem
Self-empowerment has 2 inseparable components: Knowing who we are and owning who we are.
The 2nd formula is:
Self-Empowerment = Know Yourself + Love Yourself + Be Yourself + Share Yourself
Just as there are 4 directions and 4 elements, there are 4 steps to self-empowerment. In order to fully share our unique gifts with the world, we need to know and love who we are then stand firm being ourselves. Doing so, allows us to be fully present and not only able to withstand diversity but to thrive in our love and connectedness to others.
The 3rd formula is:
SS = PP + PP Self Security = Power Position (yang) + Peaceful Place (yin)
We can remain in a safe and secure position, even in adverse situations, by calling on our center of power and remembering our peaceful place, that favorite place in Nature we go to in order to reflect, relax, and rejuvenate. In addition, having a power position and peaceful place balances the yang (masculine) and yin (feminine) within us.
And the 4th formula is:
P.I.E. Peace = Identity + Empowerment
The Law of the Peaceful Warrior is that we are at peace when we know who we are and we are self-empowered. We need not go to war in a dramatic situation because our self-concept is strong enough to counter any social attack. We are so strong in our self-belief system, that our buttons don’t get pushed and our cages don’t get rattled. This is the peaceful place of non-attachment. To be fully “wholistic” individuals, we need all the pieces of our P.I.E. in place.
So, the first step to self-empowerment is self-knowledge. How do we know who we are? Here are 5 “W” and 1 “H” questions that will aid you in your journey to self-discovery:
1. Who am I?
2. Why am I here now?
3. Where am I going?
4. When do I step fully into my self-power?
5. What is my gift?
6. How much self-sourcing and support do I need for this journey?
There are many roads to self-empowerment. Here are some suggestions:
1. Develop your personal skills (intuition, meditation, contemplation, etc.)
2. Do your personal work (classes, bodywork, therapies, past life sessions, etc.)
3. Do your homework (reading, researching, study, astrological analysis, etc.)
4. Maintain a daily spiritual practice (ritual, ceremony, prayer, acts of spiritual service, etc.)
The most powerful transformation work I have completed is taking a class based on the 4 directions of the medicine wheel. Attending mystery schools also provides a good foundation for self-empowerment. Now I teach a medicine wheel mystery school, called Soul School for others to develop their self-empowerment and self-identity.
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