Do you feel that you’re living at less than 100%? Then follow these 5 steps from Gabrielle Bernstein to awaken your hidden power
Ready to awaken your hidden power? Raise your energy and serve the world. Just follow these five steps from my book Miracles Now.
Step 1: Be more real
Your real power stems from your authentic truth. This exercise heightens your awareness of what it feels like to be in your truth versus what it feels like to be out of alignment. Take out your pen and paper and describe the differences between what it feels like to be in your truth versus what it feels like to be in your ego. How do you act differently, talk differently, think and even breathe differently? Pay close attention to the differences in how you feel. Then, whenever you notice yourself out of alignment with your truth, use this affirmation: There is nothing more powerful than my authentic truth.
Step 2: Judge no more
Judgment weakens your power. I recently felt this firsthand when I noticed myself casually trash-talking. I wasn’t necessarily saying anything really mean or untrue, but it was trash-talking nonetheless. Afterwards I felt awful. My energy was low and I was weak.
After witnessing how my words had weakened my power, I decided to change my ways. That moment I started counting how many days I’ve gone without judging. It’s been seven days now and I feel more energized, more connected to others and more powerful!
The reason is simple: Judgment creates separation. A Course in Miracles says: “The ego cannot survive without judgment. The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal.” Though judgment may be our default, unity is our truth. The moment we release judgment, unity is restored.
Step 3: Remember your presence is your power
Yogi Bhajan said, “If your presence doesn’t work, neither will your word.”
That energy force is our presence. Access your power presence by practicing a meditation called the ego eradicator. I’ve shared this meditation in many lectures and workshops.
I’m currently in the midst of a 40-day practice of ego eradicator as I prepare for my forthcoming book launch. This meditation is helping me bust through any stagnant energy and realign with my true source. I use this meditation right before I step onto the stage to give a talk, before an important phone call or any time when I want to bring my highest presence to the table.
Step 4: Access your power in the service of others
I recently heard Marianne Williamson say in a lecture, “I’ll tell you how to find your power: Use your power for someone who has none.” She nailed it! There’s no greater way to tap into your power then to be in the service of someone who has none. If you’re feeling disempowered, immediately find a way to serve. Go to a homeless shelter, mentor a child — do anything that helps you discover your power and use it in service of someone else. This radical action will instantly remind you of how powerful you really are and reinforce the essential idea that your power is best used to lift up others and serve the world.
Step 5: Shine!
Most of us have been taught to turn down our power. Playing small won’t work anymore. The world is in desperate need of more miracle-minded people waking up to their true power and purpose. It is your responsibility to shine bright. When you shine you light up the world. Get into a daily practice of turning on your inner light. Use these tools throughout the day, be more real, stop judgment, meditate, and serve others. As you live in your power on a moment-to-moment basis you will notice your life begin to flow. You will feel more connected to your purpose. You will live in the light.
Taken from www.gabbybernstein.com