We deserve to fulfill the truth of our dreams, and when realized will inspire this in others. Truthful empowerment, deriving from higher consciousness, will help bring our desires to life. Madisyn Taylor writes “Power is not about exerting our will over others, it is about being in complete truth with yourself.” In order to materialize our dreams, which will allow us to fulfill our real purpose, we must live within the truth of who we are. This is not selfish, it is the most selfless choice we could make. It will not take away from others, it will help them more than anything else we could do. When truth is the basis of our pursuits, things can only improve; regardless of how they may seem in the material world moments.
The empowerment of truth is what allows us to live in the pursuit of our dreams and desires. When this truth is discovered, and we uncover its purpose, we are free to strive after it joyfully (free from guilt and believing that it is selfish). Truth’s empowerment helps us realize that we are worthy of such things, and that they serve the highest possible purpose. It supplies us with the courage and energy to make it happen. And when we respect the truth of our own spirit by accepting its light in our lives, we are better able to respect this truth in others. There is no reason to hesitate in our pursuit of the empowerment of truth — the empowerment of the truth of our spirit.
Empowerment and the Chakras
In the chakra system, the solar plexus is the core of empowerment. It is helpful to understand its physical, mental, and emotional properties, symptoms of its imbalances, and prescriptions for increasing our empowerment.
Manipura, the third chakra, is located between the naval and solar plexus. Its needs relate to confidence, assertiveness, empowerment, and energy generation. Its element is fire and function confidence. It’s associated glands include the pancreas and adrenals, and body parts the digestive system and muscles.
Physical, Mental, and Emotional Symptoms of Imbalances in the Empowerment of Truth
When our needs for empowerment are not being met, the resulting imbalance can manifest physically as ulcers, diabetes, and digestive disorders. We could also experience anorexia or bulimia, liver disfunction, fatigue, or simple indigestion. Mentally, its imbalance might take the form of self doubt, obsessive preoccupation with being right/not being wrong, indecisiveness/ambivalence, or self deprecation; the avoidance of these topics; or defensive reactions to them. Emotionally, it might look like passive avoidance, angry avoidance, anxious avoidance, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, or other situational mood disorders. Addictions could form if substances are used to mitigate such anxiety. Spiritually, our inner awareness may be disconnected from our outer world, inhibiting our ability to manifest our purpose by living the truth of our spirit.
Truthfully and vulnerably pursuing your dreams, spending time with positive friends or family, hobbies, giving, gratitude lists, helping others, weight training, cardio, third chakra meditations, and Kundalini yoga will increase the empowerment of our truth. Eating more carbs; dragons blood, sandalwood, saffron, musk, cinnamon, and ginger incense; red coral, amber, topaz, yellow citrine, and rutilated quartz gemstones; and yoga poses of Cobra, Bow, Abs Strengthener, Leg Lifts, and Crocodile Variation will also make us bolder and more secure in who we are. When we cultivate our courage through such methods, we will be less likely to depend upon external sources for strength and hope. Our empowerment will come from our spirit, and those people and things that genuinely inspire it.
What things have helped you overcome the belief that pursuing our dreams, the truth of our spirit, is selfish, or something to feel guilty about? What has helped you stay better connected with your spirit, in the presence of material world distractions? How do you hold on to the empowerment of your truth while dealing with day-to-day life?
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