There is nothing like a Texas thunderstorm. The hot wind knocking at oak trees and beating rain on rooftops are powerful reminders of the force of nature.
Thunderstorms can cause a great deal of destruction; knocking down trees, damaging road ways, flooding homes, and even in extreme cases taking human lives.
However, the flip side of a storm is that it quenches a dry and thirsty earth, supplying the landscape with new life and refreshing water.
The overall message of the storm is a simple one; power can be destructive and/or it can be rejuvenating. Much like a thunderstorm, we each have the ability to do both great harm and great good in this world with our thoughts and actions.
I think that we all need to be taught (or reminded) just how magnificent we are. We need to be told from the very beginning and everyday there after that we are indeed powerful. Often we get the opposite message, we are told we are not enough, that we are at the whim of circumstance and fate. But this is a lie, no matter how the world has tried to disempower us, each of us is a remarkable being capable of moving mountains.
You are powerful. I am powerful. We are powerful. The way we think, move, and relate has an impact on the world around us.
Take a second…notice your own power. Just bring your awareness to it. Where is it in your body? In your thoughts? How does it manifest? Get to know it…please.
Because most importantly, we are not actually thunderstorms. We are conscious beings and we have choice in how we put our power to use. We can use the agency and magnificence we have how ever we like.
What will you choose? How will you take action in the world, in your own life, in your body. What ever you choose, please do it consciously from a place of truly knowing who you are and what you are capable of, because if you come at life “disempowered” you are destined to wreak havoc.
There is another way.
When we become aware of, embrace, and respect our personal power then we can (each of us) water the earth with our powerful love.
The following is a brief ceremony you can do to get in touch with your own power
read the whole ceremony before you start and make an amendments that you like
Start by picking the right time to do this ceremony. perhaps during a thunderstorm?
Make sure you dress in something that makes you feel very much like “you”.
Pick a space where you already feel safe and empowered. This could be in your home or workplace, just make sure you won’t be interrupted for a few minutes.
Gather: a candle, a lighter or matches, a piece of jewelry or a stone that you like and can wear or carry with you as needed, something sweet to eat and some favorite music of yours…perhaps a power ballad?
dim the lights and light a candle.
As you light the candle invite in protection and resource to guide you. You can say something like “I open to my resources and my wisdom. I am safe and protected in this space.”
Allow your self to sit in front of the flame of the candle and look into it.
Contemplate. Ask yourself these questions one at a time and sit quietly until you get a reply to before you move on to the next. Feel free to read the list as you go or even to briefly write the answers that come to you down in a journal.
How am I like this light?
What parts of me get lit up easily?
How do I feel and think when i am lit up?
How do I act when I am lit up?
What holds me back from feeling lit up or empowered all the time?
How can I lovingly move those limits out of the way for now?
What does it feel like to be limitless?
What would change if I could limitless all the time?
Do I want that?
Take the piece of jewelry or the stone and hold it over the flame as you say the following or something like “ This is mine and mine alone. I fill it now with light and resource. Let it radiate, let the heat of my own power warm it. This is mine and mine alone. May it warm me on cold days. May it remind my wandering thoughts of their own power. May it slow my actions towards wisdom. This is mine and mine alone. I am limitless.”
Take a deep breath
Feel the power of your own body, your thoughts, and your emotions as they are right now. Know that what ever you feel is enough and it is real.
Feel gratitude as you put the jewelry item on or place the stone in a safe pocket to be carried with you as needed.
Prepare to close your ceremony. Say this or something like it “I close this time in gratitude. I am safe and protected always.”
blow the candle out.
watch the smoke until it dissipates.
Afterwards and as you clean up eat something sweet or listen to some empowering music. Maybe a dance party?