Friday, 9 February 2018

Finding your power and inner strength?

So, what is inner strength? Do we simply feel it or do we learn it? Can we practice it? Do you feel your power or your ROAR every day? Do you give away your “power” or do you allow it to drain from your soul?  Every morning when you drag yourself out of bed in the freezing cold to ride your beloved horse, do you see it as a new opportunity or as a chore? Do you allow automatic negative thoughts to take over or do you use your resilience and well-being and enjoy the moment?

When we feel more empowered, we have the capacity to better stand up for what we feel and need. Try this daily practice to build your inner strength and feel empowered.

  1. Close your eyes and notice your breathing and the sensations in your body.
  2. Breathe deeply from the bottom of your stomach for 1-2 minutes until you feel your body and mind relax.
  3. Connect with your “power” within you by imagining your breathe flowing into the top of   your scalp and through your body to the bottom of your feet.
  4. Think of a time during the last few days where you gave away your power?
  5. Do a body scan from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet, what do you notice? Where does your body feel tired, tender, and sore? Do you have knots in your back or shoulders? Do you have any muscle twitches? Accept anything that arises and turn this into acceptance. What emotions are present: fear, anger, anxiety, stress, happiness, contentment? Welcome these emotions and accept them.
  6. What is your story and purpose?
  7. Tell yourself, “I accept and let go.” Let go of this thought so that it has no power over you.
  8. Now open your eyes and shake it off. Using one hand rub both your arms from the   shoulders  to your fingertips several times and shake off these negative emotions and   feelings, discharging them. Disempower these beliefs that do not serve you.
  9. Bring awareness to your stomach, find your inner strength and connect with it. Find your   talents, your resilience and confidence and start to use them to feel the power in you build.   Notice what new and empowering thoughts can you feel right now. Visualise you and your   horse as one, graceful and  powerful.

As you embrace the rest of your day, come back to these thoughts and embrace them when your resilience starts to dwindle and reconnect with yourself.