I believed I was an empowered woman

I had worked through so much ‘stuff’I thought the fact I’ve had so many birthdays and have done so much work on myself, so many workshops, books, courses, that I had come to a place of empowerment able to stand in my own sovereignty.

For the past twenty years I have taught courses about it and helped clients take back and stand in their power.

But a little voice was whispering there was still something I needed to do.I’m okay where I am, I countered, I’ve done enough.

Oh, how the Universe loves a challenge!

So in order to prove there was still more I had to do the Universe brought me to my knees.

The one thing I was proudest of, my greatest achievement, was shattered and everything I thought I believed was in tatters.

After recovering from the shock I realised I can’t change other people, I can only change myself and what I do from here is up to meI have a choice, as always . . .and my choice is how I respond to the situation I find myself in.

Do I rise above it and look at the big picture from my spiritual self’s perspective?

Or do I stay in my small minded human self, feel sorry for myself and blame other people for the situation I find myself in?

So I allowed my human self to run the show for a few days

I wallowed in all those human emotions, knowing full well there was a time limit if I allowed them to flow through me

I knew that my spiritual self was stronger and that given time to process what had taken place I would be able to view the situation from a loving, forgiving space.

After a few days I have arrived at that space of being able to see the big picture and what I discovered was …

Finally, I had completely stepped into my power, my sovereignty,standing in my true authentic self.

Whatever the outcome turns out to be, I am at peace with it..

I have reached the space where I can proudly place my crown upon my head and step fully into my sovereignty 👑

Now standing in that blissful, centred place I am ready to lead my tribe from a place of empowered sovereignty

So that regardless of what it happening ‘out there’ they can stand in their sovereignty as well! 👑

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