“Take back your power. It belongs to you and no one else.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc
Take Back Your Power
You might not realize this, but many of the things you do so freely: saying ‘yes’ to things you should be saying ‘no’; acting in ways that are not congruent with your Truth – just so you can get love, validation, and approval; staying in places and relationships that are toxic, etc., are ways in which you give your power away.
I know how dangerous that is.
I’ve done it a billion times. And that is exactly why I wanted to share with you a list of things you can do to take back your power, be true to yourself again, and live the life you deserve to live.
7 Powerful Steps to Take Back Your Power and Be True to Yourself Again
1. Say ‘no’ when ‘no’ is needed and say it with conviction.
The majority of people have no idea how dangerous it is to say ‘yes’ all the time. How unhealthy it is to constantly try to please everyone around you by betraying your own self. And even though we all fall into this trap from time to time, if you start saying ‘no’ when no is needed, and if you say it with conviction, not only will you take back your power, but you will also reclaim your right to life, to happiness, to purpose, and to love.
2. Stop playing the “I’ll save you” game.
I have always loved this quote of Buddha:
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha
You might think you’re here to save people and lead them back onto their path. But that’s not really ‘your’ job. That’s ‘their’ job!
Each individual has his/her own internal guidance and divine power. And it’s up to them to discover their path and why they’re here on this planet.
No matter how tempting it may be to place yourself in the role of ‘the savior’ and give your power away to them, you have to understand that you’re not here to save anyone. Nor are you here to convince people that they deserve a better life.
You are here to walk your path and live your life your way. And if by doing so you inspire others to do the same, that’s great. If not, it can’t be helped.
3. Take back your power by distancing yourself from toxic people.
I know you’re a good person and you have a hard time walking away. But entertaining people who literally take the life out of your life will only leave you feeling powerless, confused, and depleted of vital energy.
Your life is yours to live. And you have the right to walk away.
You have the right to keep good boundaries and take better care of yourself. So please, take back your power and learn to do what’s right for you.
4. Take back your power by letting go of blame.
I know you think you have a right to blame the past, your parents, your partner, your family, the government, or whoever wronged you for whatever negative and toxic emotions that have been stored in your body for all this time. And you may be right.
But you know what? It doesn’t really matter anymore. You know why?
Because blame is one of the most poisonous things you can hold onto. And the longer you hold onto it, the weaker you will feel, and the harder it will become for you to take back your power and be true to yourself again. It’s just not worth clinging onto. Let it go.
5. Trust yourself
You are a lot more powerful than you think and far more resilient than you give yourself credit for. And you need to start seeing yourself as such.
You need to start trusting yourself again – not when things will get better, not when you will become more confident, not when the Sun will start shining, but now! (Read this article. It will help you >> How to Believe in Yourself Again)
6. Have the courage to walk alone.
There will be moments in your life when you will be asked to take a journey into the unknown. Moments when nobody will be there to hold your hand and walk your path with you.
When that happens, I want you to remember that you have absolutely nothing to fear. Your Soul is there to guide you. To quote the Psalmist,
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
If you look within and ask for strength, for wisdom, for courage and confidence, they will be given unto you. So fear not. Even if you walk through the darkest valley, you are never alone.
7. Reclaim your power.
Reclaim your power by doing the things you once loved to do, but for some reason stopped doing; by saying ‘no’ when ‘no’ is needed and by no longer thinking of yourself as small, weak, and powerless.
Reclaim your power by starting to see yourself as the beautiful, strong, bold, and courageous being you were created to be. And by realizing that your life is yours to live and your power is yours to keep.
You don’t have to give it away to anyone.
Take back your power from wherever it is that you have left it, and promise yourself to never give it away to anyone, ever again.
What about you? What is one thing you can do today to take back your power and be true to yourself again? You can share your comment in the comment section below 🙂