Reclaim Your Power.
Dearest rebellious, empathic and gifted souls,
Do you feel somehow undeserving of your blessings and talents?
Where do you give your power away?
Perhaps when a career opportunity comes, you immediately think it is a hat too big for your head, and you push it away.
Maybe you struggle with setting boundaries because you are haunted by guilt when you say No.
Can it be that you feel burdened by a sense of indebtedness when you have wealth and good fortune?
Or maybe deep down you don’t feel like a dignified, lovable person, so you turn down love at your doorstep.
If deep inside us we are afraid or power, or feel undeserving, our subconscious mind will come up with a thousand mysterious maneuvers to actively self-sabotage.
Sometimes, we painfully watch it play out in our relationship to money, health, career success, and intimate relationships.
Children don’t have these neuroses.
They still remember they are god’s creations. Shame-free and guilt-less, they shine as they are.
But as we go into the world, our spirits get worn down by society’s judgment, oppressive values, toxic envy and aggression.
It is now on you to find your power again.
To shift from scarcity to abundance
You must understand that the world is not a zero-sum game.
Just because you have taken a big slice of the Universe does not mean someone else is getting less.
There is plenty for everyone to shine in their own ways, and to enjoy affluence in their own forms.
The same applies to relationships too.
Love is not finite. No one is winning at the expense of another.
To go from guilt to gratitude
Know that whatever you are given, they are not ultimately yours.
You were born with nothing and you were perfect, and you cannot take anything to the grave.
Nothing — materials, people and pets, good and bad fortune — belongs to you, you are simply a steward for a period of time.
You do not own these gifts, and you are not ultimately responsible for their coming and going.
So there is no need to hold on to any excess. What you are given on any given day is exactly the right amount.
To move from self-sabotage to grace
Remember that anything — your money, your house, a comfortable lifestyle, even the positive and enjoyable emotions — are in themselves non-substantial until you make meaning out of them.
They are tools for the manifestation of your greatness.
Whatever is offered is there so you can use these to do what you are uniquely gifted to do.
Your biggest gifts lie within you, not outside of you.
As David Viscott said, ‘The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.”
Money and love difficulties may not be what you want, but they maybe just what you need.
All you have to do is to identify the buried, obscured spiritual lessons embedded in your everyday challenges, and that is ultimately your only job as a seeker.
If we can all bring back a healthy sense of power and recognize the purity of our hearts, collectively we can achieve much more.
Start by saying No to incongruent choices, and saying Yes to opportunities and blessings.
There is nothing unholy about stepping into your power.
More than ever before, the world needs you to step up now.
Where do we go from here?
Claiming your place in the world is not just a real act of courage, but also a form of noble public service. By showing up to the world as the sensitive empath that you are, you are championing not just your rights, but also those of all the passionate and porous souls that come before and after you.
By standing up for yourself when others call you a drama queen or too this and that, you are helping your soul sisters and brothers fight against injustice. Being unapologetically honest about your emotional reality is not only personally healing, but also transpersonally meaningful. Find your people, join the tribe.
Imi Lo is a psychotherapist, Arts therapist, Creativity Coach, and author of the Amazon bestseller ‘Emotional Intensity and Sensitivity’. She sits at where art, culture, psychology, and spirituality meet, and her mission is to inspire and empower emotionally intense, sensitive and gifted individuals to rise from being the ‘misfits’ to being the leaders of the world. She has been featured as a specialist in the field in publications including The Psychologies Magazine, The Telegraph, Marie Claire and The Daily Mail. Imi has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, the USA, and the UK. She started her career as a mental health social worker and was trained as a Yoga teacher and holistic health practitioner. Combining her life-long passion and clinical expertise, she founded Eggshell Therapy and Coaching, where she works with intense souls across the world. Imi owns over a thousand Japanese comics, and eats broccoli every single day.