IDENTIFY THE POWER LEAKS
AND THEN PLUG THEM!!!!
Power = Energy applied to creating what you want.
Stopping these leaks and diverting the power to what forwards you is one of the most powerful things you can do. (Duh!)
Don't stop until you've plugged these leaks!
This will help free you up to increase your power and harness/apply it to what really matters - creating an effect in terms of good results in your life of 10 to 100+ times what was there in your life before. Use the discussion and lists below to prompt you in setting up your list of "My Power Leaks", with a column for comments and one for "I will" do this.
Circle those that apply to you and then do the reading and correct them!
90% OF THE LEAKS
90% of the leaks occur from:
“Looking good” and getting approval of others (based on erroneous beliefs!)
Avoiding pain, self-judging, worrying about the future
Attempting to control, correct, advise others and/or controlling no or low payoff areas
FALSE THOUGHTS OF THREATS, AND BELIEVING THEM!
FALSE THOUGHTS OF INCAPABILITY
SELF-TALK - INTERNAL, EXTERNAL
Explaining why you are as .....as you are. Repeating the stories over and over instead of completing them..
BELIEVING FALSE THOUGHTS OF THREATS
It sounds trite to ask you to leave your comfort zone - and it seems scary! "Oh, no, I have to confront my fears, how scary!!!" And it can be, if that is the way you think. So there is a process to help convince you, in action while you are doing it, that it will be a positive experience!!!! The secret is to stay in your discomfort zone for 12 minutes, and then make a choice. You'll feel the power differential. Read Discomfort.
Leaks off energy in terms of concern...if we leave something undone that we should do, it draws energy and attention to it, creating tension.
ALLOWING OUR ATTENTION NOT TO BE ON SOMETHING PROGRESSIVE OR BENEFICIAL
Any negative thought is not worth our time. If there is something valid, then deal with it right then; otherwise, drop it!
EXCUSES, REASONS WHY YOU ARE LESS OR DOING LESS
Negative or weak languaging.
Telling "stories" that have negative points to them. Especially repeating stories on why you are as you are.
Attention on undones (which disappears if you have written it down with a specific time you will do it)
BELIEVING YOU ARE THE PRODUCT OF SOMETHING OTHER THAN CHOICE - "AGENCY"
Holding something outside as the power source is, in fact, disempowering.(Vs. 100% Responsibility)
A key distinction, throughout even Buddhism. Don't dismiss this one!)
Being a victim (or allowing any victim thoughts to continue)
See you can't get "there" if you buy into any of the above..
USING YOUR ENERGY WHERE THERE IS NO OR LOW PAYOFF no target
Attempting to exert control inappropriately or ineffectively:
Trying to "teach another person a lesson" (to correct something)
Advising someone on what to do, without permission, is a form of exerting attempted control.
Spending time in politics or on a cause (with very, very few exceptions it is a low payoff unless directly helping
a person where you can see the results)
Trying to get approval
survival instinct type of response or a sense that we must compromise our power in order to be loved
IN CONTRAST, BEING POWERFUL REQUIRES...
Being powerful requires a willingness to take 100% responsibility so that we have the ability to respond. It requires us to be present and engaged with our current experience, knowing our own sovereignty and centred in our hearts. We must own both polarities within ourselves; whether victims or controllers we are participating in a power leak. For many, this can be a bitter pill to swallow
Do you blame someone or something out there for your situation?
Do you get upset because of the weather, the government, the neighbours?
Does watching the news get a big reaction in you?
Do you believe somebody out there needs to do something?
Do you believe something bad happened to you? And are you attached to your story about it?