Growing up in South Africa during the apartheid era and hearing Nelson Mandela speak made me realize the depth of what he was really saying.
In a country where people were oppressed because of racial prejudice, it took a truly enlightened soul to remind his people to seek their light despite the oppression. When I read his words this is what I hear.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” - Nelson Mandela
Each of us have the same equally beautiful light. Our journey in this lifetime is to own that power and consciously stand in it. As our aura begins to grow and expand, people around us feel it too and they begin to search for their own light.
So that being said why then are we afraid to do just this?
Are we afraid of what others might think?
Are we afraid of failing?
If that is so then what’s the worst that can happen?
What if we just didn’t know how to find our light or courage?
A session of Quantum Energetix (QE) is an effective way to know how to stand in your own light. I work with my clients in helping them understand that sometimes we lock away feelings of dis-empowerment in our bodies, these feelings can cause illness, depression, reoccurring negative patterns and disease.
We would need to access these feelings of inadequacy to understand why we hold on to them and then release them from cellular memory. Sometimes people are not even aware that they hold onto these feelings and through a session of QE they are able to release it. QE incorporates a few therapies including the principles of Kinesiology which is using the muscles in the body to speak to the body. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) which is a tapping of various meridian points on the body to release the emotions locked in. After we have understood and cleared the negative patterns, the body releases them and we are once again able to stand in our light and be courageous.
A session of QE can take anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour and a half depending on how deep the balance needs to be. For more information on QE go to www.7raysholisticcenter.com
or call email me to book a QE session.
Here are 5 powerful ways to help yourself:
Use an affirmation like, ” I am powerful beyond measure”, repeat it as many times through the day as you can and it is always more powerful in front of a mirror.
Do conscious breath work, breathe in deeply from your belly and visualize the color yellow filling into your nostrils and then moving throughout your body. Then exhale from your belly until it is completely empty. Breathe in and out 5 times and feel the energy flowing through your body. This can immediately make you feel empowered. Yellow in Color Therapy is the color of power and releasing anxiety.
Do one thing that you love whether it is volunteering to help at a soup kitchen or feed animals at the shelter. Or bake a cake for a friend that needs some cheering up. Offer to help them with a chore or invite them for a cup of coffee. When you start to do things for others that you enjoy doing you are standing in your power and being in your own light. Even a hug that is truly meant can be exactly what someone needs.
I find that when I go into a grocery store or a restaurant and I smile at the cashier or wait staff and acknowledge them by their name on their tag, they look surprised and then offer me the nicest smiles. Am I not acknowledging their light and mine when I do this?
Challenge yourself to do something that you were previously afraid of doing. It can be a small thing but as you do it, it helps you feel confident to take the next step. Imagine how good it will make you feel that would really be standing in your own light!
Become aware of the words you choose and in what you say. Don Miguel Ruiz in his book -The Four Agreements sums it up beautifully:
Be impeccable with your word.
Don’t take anything personally.
Don’t make assumptions.
Always do your best.
These four agreements are a powerful way to live fully and consciously.
It takes an extraordinary soul to spend 27 years of his life in prison and yet he could still create theTruth and Reconciliation Commission and be so positive. I assume that the key must be in the last line of his quote, “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear” I remember this line each time I feel trepidation because it reminds me that it is possible to overcome my fears.