Your energy has far more power than you can even imagine. There is energy in the words you speak, in your emails and in your physical presence. When we function from a fearful, low-level energetic state, our thoughts and energy can literally pollute the world. Conversely, when we function from a place of positive energy, the world around us becomes more positive. The truth is that fear cannot coexist with love. Therefore, we must learn how to dissolve all boundaries with love by taking responsibility for our own energy. You have the power to raise your own energy and serve the world — and it’s easier than you might think.
As Yogi Bhajan said, “Show some respect for your hidden power. Awaken it!”
Step 1: Be More RealYour 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. These simple words realign you with what is real and remind you that your truth is your power.
Step 2: Judge No MoreJudgment 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. Each shift from judgment to unity is a miracle. Join me in counting days of judgment and raising our high vibes!
Step 3: Your Presence Is Your Power Yogi Bhajan said, “If your presence doesn’t work, neither will your word.” The energy force that we bring to all situations and relationships determines what we will receive back. 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.
For further guidance enhancing your inner power, join me this weekend for my Manifest Miracles Now half-day workshop. This course is virtually free! Just preorder my new book, Miracles Now, to gain access to the Livestream course. You can attend from anywhere in the world.
Gabrielle Bernstein was featured on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday as one of the next generation thought leaders. She is the bestselling author of May Cause Miracles, Add More ~ing to Your Life,and Spirit Junkie. She is also the founder of the social networking site HerFuture.com for women to inspire, empower and connect.