Reclaiming Your Power
What would it look if you finally choose YOU? About a year ago, I answered this question for myself. I had just decided to leave my old job and took a leap of faith by going into a new space and a new position. I unfollowed hundreds of accounts on social media. I revamped my workout routine. I started being intentional about my gratitude work and tapped into my spiritual gifts. I told myself, no more hiding. No more masks, no more performances.
I finally understood that I deserved to be happy and loved for the person I truly am. I am an empathetic leader, an advocate, an educator, spiritual healer, and am made of energy that is aligned with the universe. For years, I had dim my light in order to comfort the insecurities and triggers of those threatened by my existence. The irony is that more often than not, those same insecurities and triggers had nothing to do with me and the core of my being. You see, too often we navigate life trying to please others at the expense of our own wellbeing. We hide or even belittle ourselves because we want to be accepted or even prove ourselves to the system, but here’s a question, who are we proving ourselves to if we are not being our transparent selves?
This past year, I have learned so much about myself as I navigate owning the core of my being unapologetically. I embrace who I am and reclaim my power. I reclaim my happiness and allow myself to celebrate this form of development. I have come to love who I have transformed into. I shed old belief systems. I came to recalibrate. I connected to God, the Universe, my ancestors, and the angels. I learned that I no longer crave external validation like I used to. I learned that I no longer care about titles or positions as much. I said no to my doctoral program. A significant relationship ended. I launched a website. Scholars of Color was unvieled. I shared my story on stage at a regional conference. I started this platform. I launched a business. I cried. I laughed. I cried some more and guess what? Even through the confusion, the sadness, and frustration, I still felt powerful. I felt powerful because for the first time in my life I chose me. I listened to my intuition wholeheartedly and chose that which is aligned with who I am becoming.
Thats why I developed the Reclaim Your Power Sticker below. It serves as a reminder to myself and others to take the leap and Reclaim Your Power. We deserve to feel happiness in life as we navigate the world as our true selves. We have a right to thrive in this abundance mindset. We have a right to love ourselves for who we truly are. Let us pause and be one with ourselves. Let us Reclaim Our Power.