Power loss, spiritually speaking, occurs any time that you relinquish the power and control that you have over your own life to someone else, whether by force or by your own allowance.
- a loss of your vital energy
Let’s consider a common example of power loss:
When you share something personal, and another individual attempts to make you feel guilt or shame for what you have shared, at that moment, you can give power over your feelings away.
We often give our power away and if we're not careful and mindful of it, it can result in a serious diminishment of our energy and our personal power.
Imagine that, again and again, you inadvertently give your power away, slowly, you will have lost so much of your power to trust and have confidence in yourself, that you will lack any and all self-confidence and trust in yourself.
Scenarios in which power loss is common:
- In the dynamic between healer and client, in whatever realm of healthcare you're in. If you're not a co-creator and especially in more serious illness, it's pretty common to feel powerlessness and experience power loss.
- Labor and delivery - a woman can experience a loss of power during the process especially if she feels as though she missed out on the birth she wanted
- Any illness during which you feel powerless
- Any time you feel powerless over your situation
Why Power Loss Matters
Think of it this way.
When you experience a loss of power, what you really experience is a loss of energy.
The more power losses you have experienced, the more energy you have lost. The more of your personal power you have lost.
And because both our physical and emotional bodies are based in an energetic foundation (think, below a cellular level, we are made up of energetic particles. You know this from high school chemistry).
These energetic particles also form the basis of your thoughts, emotions, and feelings.
If you experience a power loss, in which your emotional sense of power is taken from you, this is a loss of energy from your overall physical AND emotional system.
More and more power lost, means more and more energy lost.
This means LESS energy that your body has to perform vital life functions. It also means less energy to function at emotionally optimal levels. From there, with your body operating at suboptimal levels, you can experience dis-ease on all ranges of the spectrum, emotional and physical.
Power loss means energy loss. When your energy is weak, you often experience dis-ease, physical and emotional.
Power loss is a big deal and can cause physical illness and emotional distress. BUT it is reversible!! You can take your power back.
Over the course of the next few posts in the series, we’re going to walk you through the process of taking your power back.
For now, think about what it means for you.
Consider times in your life where you may have inadvertently given power away.
If you’re a mother, take a look at your birthing experience(s). Many women express sadness at feeling a lack of control and power over their bodies during birth.
If you’ve ever been told, “you should be ashamed of yourself,” recall that experience, who said it, and why.
If you’ve ever lived with a controlling partner or relative, consider the decisions of your life that were influenced by them, and how that affected you.
Write down power losses that come to mind.
I encourage you to get a journal to explore your thoughts and write things down. Identifying, acknowledging, and getting energy OUT on paper is part of the healing process.
In the next power loss post, we’re going to start working on helping you get that power back.
POST 1: What Power Loss Is and Why It Matters
POST 2: How to Start Finding Your Power After Power Loss
POST 3: How to Reclaim Your Power After Power Loss
POST 4: How to Perform a Release Ceremony to Heal From Power Loss
POST 5: How to Maintain Your Power After Power Loss