Power – From My Heart

Ken W. Stone,
“The Soul Archaeologist”

Internationally Recognized Spiritual Teacher and Healer, and Creator of the Transformational Beneath the Sand Program

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Power – From My Heart

Jan

19

2012

Ken W Stone

It’s a popular topic: taking back your power. But what does this really mean? When and how do you give away your power? What is the consequence of giving away your power? Like many other components of the spiritual journey, stopping giving away your power is not a one and done. It’s an ongoing exercise – something you’ll likely get to practice each day for the rest of your life (sort of like surrender – or experiencing the Divine within). I can think of many times when I give my power away. I give my power when I get frustrated with a situation, an individual or group…about anything. When I blame someone else for something that’s going on in my life that I’m not happy about. When I believe that someone else knows better how I should live my life – or what I should do in some situation – I give my power away. When I get frustrated with – or blame someone else or a situation for something that’s going on in my life that I don’t like I hand that circumstance (or person) some of my power. I put them in charge of me and how I’m feeling. The opposite is true as well: when I accept complete responsibility for everything in my life, including what is true and best for me, I have taken back all my power. This has been a real struggle for me at different points in my life. You mean EVERYTHING in my life is my responsibility? Yep! At the end of the day, you control your response to everything. You know what’s best for you. So what’s the consequence of giving away power? A reduction in the quality of your life. A lack of confidence. Miserable or happy you get to choose. This may sound a bit harsh – especially if you’re having a hard time right now with something that’s going on in your life – or a relationship that isn’t working. But it’s the true story. When you get to a position where you take all your power back, the relationship, the situation – will no longer upset you. You’ll simply choose a different response. If I make this sound simple or something that’s easily implemented, let me be real with you: It’s not. It’s taken me years to figure this out. Years of practicing excavating my soul and playing with surrender. And finding my own voice, what is true for me. Since my big surrender event at the end of June last year I’ve become LESS tolerant – which has helped me take my power back big time. Less tolerant of instances where I wasn’t loving myself. Less tolerant of situations and relationships that weren’t in alignment. My lack of tolerance has made my words and actions much more to the point – much more in alignment with my truth. And I get to learn this lesson each day over again. We’re all in the same soup together. That’s it for this week…From My Heart. Peace, Ken Stone “The Soul Archaeologist” KenWStone.com