Offering Luminaries A Place to Cultivate
Enjoy A Little Peace & Ease
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Who You are Meant to Be....
When first learning of Hiro Boga’s premise that finding our personal sovereignty would create a more rich and full life it left me rumbling with this very dynamic word and its meaning. (https://hiroboga.com/blog/) Instead of connecting with it personally, I associated its meaning only with world governments. That is until it became clear that sovereignty was exactly what I have been striving for my entire life.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition via wordnik defines sovereignty as:
In an instant the place inside me that has been searching for something profound finally noted that self governance and independence was the key to living a more full and connected life .
Settling down and contemplating what independence and self governance would look like for myself- I immediately notice that I have very little if any sovereignty or self governance in any area of my life. I have been reaching out and consistently giving over my authority to others in hopes that we would all reach that place of peace together.
Now I wonder what would happen if I could accept and nurture my own independence while still offering the core of who I am? What might that look like and how might it feel? Could I get to a place that I would no longer feel compelled to extend beyond a reasonable reach, or bend over backwards when others drop the ball, or deny my body signals during conversations? What if I was able to stop over-giving myself in hopes that I would finally be offered a safe haven?
I have schooled myself into always asking permission to have the things I need. And because I am not independently wealthy- I must continue asking and reaching for approval. It is in this very practice that I have lost the ability to be sovereign over my own life. I have deep respect for the individuals that are doing it their way and have the risk tolerance to be independently successful.
It is hard to believe that for close to fifty years , I have always reached for acceptance by whomever was in the governance position. What I see now is that asking for acceptance before I offer it to myself first has left me exhausted, disillusioned and sad. I believe this is the case because I thought that what I offered even when it was hard would pay off in the end with ease, respect and safety. I am still waiting….
If I decide to experiment with self-governance, perhaps the the first few tenets would look like the following:
This idea is resonating with my need to change the patterns I continue to experience in life with my over giving and under receiving. Looking inward at what I can change and control offers some peace. Especially since it appears that in trying to lift the world up I only crush me. I am going to play with this idea and see where it takes me… perhaps offering some self governance will be the key to laying down this feeling of sadness at the state of the world.
What are your thoughts? How much do you give to others that negatively impacts your life and health? Where is your personal self rule over ruled by the the ideas, or opinions or demands of others?
As always I live for your comments. In gratitude for your sharing.
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