The word empowerment; it's loaded. I think about higher power, I think about personal strength, I think about people who support me, I think about power through nutrition. There are so many moving pieces to my personal empowerment picture and so many ways that I feed it on a daily basis.
Power to me means STRONG. Embodying power means being strong in my body. It takes work. Weakness is easy to achieve, but it is not easy to exist in. Power is difficult to achieve but it's easy to exist in. It's easy to exist strong , it's easy to exist unbroken, it's easy to exist so that no gentle wind can push me over, it's easy to exist so that just a tiny little pain doesn't have to turn into a big story, it's something that I can integrate in because I'm strong. So strong. Boom.
It takes energy to get strong. It takes repetition, it takes work, it takes skill. It takes lifting and moving and creating time to create time to create the time . It takes membership and motivation and team building.
Being strong = being in my body power.
When I was a child I used to play in the dirt , I would make mud piles deep into the earth and add water and pretend that I was creating a witches brew from which I would gain all of the powers of the universe and cast enchanting spells and create charms for people who I loved.
Not much has changed. I still play in the dirt. I still like to think that I'm able to borrow powerful from the earth. And I for sure still love to charm the people that are close to my heart.
I guess I knew from an early point in my life that I had a very intimate dance with power. It has always been with me, like a gentle whisper, that I had the ability to create what I wanted to just by setting intention; kind of like fuel to the fire. I just need to listen to that whisper to spark the fire. Shhhhh, Jodi, stillness. Shhhhhh.
The work that I do in my practice has a very strong intention of introducing people to this concept, putting their health in their own hands, taking the health out of people's hands who don't deserve to have it, and giving them permission to explore the power of their body. To listen and know and feel and trust.
To become more intimate with their power than any other love in their life. The power of their innate intelligence. The power of their inborn right to health and freedom and movement and vitality.
I started my spiritual journey when I was 19, at least my connection to it. One of the pieces that I was assigned to, by my mentor, was to explore the relationship between myself and my higher power. I still ask myself, to this day, if that even makes sense, a relationship to EVERYTHING. If my Higher Power is in ALL THINGS and is ALL THINGS, is there a relationship to it? Ok, side-tracked.
I was asked to explore the amount of trust I felt, or could find, or what trust felt like to me, in this dance with a power greater than myself.
I had to write out all of the qualities and pieces and feelings and experiences that I could connect to this power greater than myself. I had to really picture this power embodied, as an active part of my everyday life, as a tool through which I could find healing and comfort and solace.
I think that that was one of the best exercises I have ever done to grow my personal path. I still use the pieces that I learned that day in this exercise on a daily basis. And here is what I learned.
There is God in everything, and everything is God. There is nothing that God is not. It is all one and we are all one and the illusion that we are not all one is what makes us sick and separated and lonely and hurt. There is never a time or a moment or a space or a place or an incident where God is not present. Period. There is God in the good, the bad and the ugly. There is God in the dance and the run and the jump and the cry and the overeating and the undereating and the love making and the arguing and the shopping and the reading and the writing and hurting and the healing.
What I know for sure is that God is everywhere and God is everything. There is nothing that God is not.
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