May 22nd, 2006

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DailyOM: Life into Being

Life Into Being
Personal Power

Many of us have do not understand what personal power means. We have been given the false notion that power is bad-that it is something we use to exert our will upon others. In fact, when our personal power is intact, we are neither overbearing nor meek. We have a clear sense of our strength and the impact we can have on others. This actually enables us to be more sensitive. Personal power is what permits us to work on behalf of our dreams and desires. It allows us to realize that we are worthy and deserve to be heard. In addition, our personal power lets us extend the respect we know that we deserve to the people around us. There is no reason to be afraid or ashamed of fully owning your power.

In the chakra system, the solar plexus is the seat of personal power. One way to evaluate your sense of power is to breathe into this part of the body. If it feels tight or nervous, it is an indication that you may not be fully expressing your power. You can heal this imbalance by expanding the area of the solar plexus with your breath. You can also visualize a bright yellow sun in this part of your body. Allow its heat to melt any tension, and let its light dissolve any darkness or heaviness. Repeating this exercise on a regular basis can restore and rejuvenate your sense of power.

Another way to nurture your personal power is to honor your dreams and desires by making concrete plans to manifest them in the world. Start by making a list of things you want, and let yourself think big. Choose one goal from the list and commit to bringing it to fruition. In addition, break the goal into tasks that you can work on each day. Know that you deserve to have your dreams come true and that you have the power to bring them into being.

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Specks in the Sky, by Ben Rice

Oh! I've just discovered that I can post directly to my blog from All Consuming, too, so I'm going to start posting my book reviews individually, instead of in batches, as I've done in the past. Should be much easier for me this way! :)

This story is the “flipside” of “Pobby and Dingam,” and was another quick read. I didn’t enjoy this one nearly as much, though. The story about a group of parachuters who drop unexpectedly onto the property of a woman and her two daughters was strange, and I found the ending unsatisfying (all my questions weren’t answered).

This book will soon be on its way to RedHeadRaye, as part of KatColorado’s bookring.

(Not numbering this book, as it’s technically part of #39)

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