A reading for the Equinox as we ring in our Spring.
The stone of DOMINION calls forth our STRENGTH. We typically think of power when we think of strength, however power all unto itself is purely force; explosive, unmitigated, un or mis-directed, and potentially dangerous. Perhaps this is why we have so often been cautious of claiming and fully stepping into our own power.... Perhaps we fear that it will overcome us, that we will not be able to handle it, nor others be able to handle us, that it will drive us to drive over others, that we might be out of control. Ahh... but let's remember, our STRENGTH. Our Strength is our ability to own our power, harness it, and direct it with our CHOICE. Our Strength allows for us to fully BE in our POWER and have DOMIAN over it and our selves as we use our power with conscious choice and precise intention. It doesn't drive us, we drive it. Your personal power is GREAT and it is activated once you fully step into it. You don't have to be afraid of it. By now you have forged through vast life experiences, you have worked hard and long developing your sensibilities and have become intimately familiar with your values... With this STRENGTH you can TRUST that your heart, even when it's WILD, is NOBLE... and so with the energy that is your great power you will choose to ignite life in creative and constructive ways, not destructive. For you don't have to be ferocious or brutal to make an impact, in fact that would be quite powerless and weak.... It is in STRENGTH and GRACE that one makes a sustainable impact. It is the equanimous and peaceful warrior that is truly strong, and thus truly powerful. You are the lion AND the lion tamer, all at once... Yes, a human animal ALIVE with impulses, passion, and spirited fire... and Yes, you can master these powerful qualities and use them as fuel for what you want to light up in your life. In which ways do you want to DIRECT your POWER? What do you want to TURN ON, what do you want to POWER UP, what do you want to ENLIVEN? Your personal POWER is inherently yours. Acknowledge and HONE in your STRENGTH and, with confidence and grace... BE EMPOWERED. Own it. Direct it with your will. Turn your passions into life giving, life igniting creations, enterprises and relationships. There's never been a more vital time for you to step up and show up powerfully in your life, and in the world.
I invite you to listen to the powerful words of poet Suheir Hammad and how she speaks from total strength, commanding her expression with her will, and thus transforming what could be a defeated story into one of true empowerment. She stands up in the world in "charge," speaking up for so many who cannot, channeling their voices and LIGHTing us up with their courage and STRENGTH. She is an incandescent example of claiming the DOMAIN of her POWER... through GRACE.