How We Lose Our Personal Power

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Waking Times

Everyone has the potential to live an amazing life. We were all born with a vast amount of energy that, if not depleted, can absolutely be used to create amazing changes in our lives and help us live truly extraordinary lives.

The problem is as time goes by, we start to lose our personal power. We lose our inner power over time not because our body ages but because we simply haven’t been taught how to build and conserve our energy.

We lose huge amounts of energy when we allow ourselves to be drained from ordinary daily living. We get weighed down by heavy  emotions such as anger, sadness, anxiety, and self-doubts–emotions that deplete our vital energy. When is the last time someone or an event drained you of energy? People close to us in our lives, such as those at work and home, can be the catalysts that drain our energy! At the same time, they can also be our greatest teachers. When our energy becomes depleted, we simply don’t have enough strength to take charge of our lives. Drained of energy, we stay in the same old rut day after day.

  • Ancient wisdom teaches that self-importance is one of man’s greatest enemy. What weakens us is often feeling offended by the acts and misdeeds of  others.  Self-importance requires that we spend most of our life offended by something or someone.  Simply stated, when we indulge in self-pity, we lose our energy.

    To achieve extraordinary results in life we must preserve our energy and build it up.

    How Do We Preserve and Build Our Personal Power?

    A powerful way to preserve and increase our energy is by being impeccable with our thoughts. Our thoughts and beliefs have incredible power–they can empower us or drain us of vital energy.

    It’s a simple formula: Thoughts lead to emotions, emotions lead to actions (or lack of actions), which lead to results.

    What holds us back is what we’ve learned growing up. We never learned to question beliefs that we acquired growing up. We’ve just accepted them as true. How many times were you told that “life is hard” or that “it’s not possible” or that “you don’t have what it takes” and on and on. Most of the time, we’re not even aware of how we give our power away day-to-day through our thoughts and interactions with people.

    Unless you practice expanding your awareness and do self-observation practices, you’re likely to be holding onto limiting and false beliefs about yourself that are keeping you stuck without even knowing it.

    One simple practice to lift your spirit and give you the extra energy you need is just to observe how many times in a day you say limiting words such as “can’t” or ‘but” and how many times you have thoughts that limit possibilities such as “that won’t work.” Practice this form of tracking by writing down your observations in a notebook. Even just one day of self-observation will reveal a great deal about your personal power. One day in your life is a microcosm of your life as whole.

    As you learn to develop awareness, you’ll let go of false beliefs that you have about yourself. Self-observation practices empower you, lift your spirit and give you the extra energy you need to live the life you want to live. The truth will set you free!

    About the Author

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    Mary Rivas is the founder of, a website that helps you discover how to use mind powers to eliminate negative thinking and realize your life dreams.  Mary is the author of The Warrior Spirit: How To Use Mind Powers & Ancient Wisdom To Create Wealth and Much More! She has a degree in psychology and attended graduate school in clinical psychology. For over ten years, she has immersed herself in ancient wisdom teachings, including shamanism.

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