Don’t Let Others Steal Your Power
I would like to address two groups of people. And even if you do not consider yourself to be a part of these groups, there are still some great tips here for you, as well.
The first group consists of those who are angry and upset about politics and social matters, no matter which side you are on. The second group consists of the group of young people and college students who are highly reactive and looking for safe spaces to avoid feeling “triggered”.
What do both of these groups have in common? Extreme levels of feeling reactive to the outside world. I do not need to address the things you are reacting to. You already know about that. What I want to address is how being extremely reactive affects you personally in a negative way, and how you can deal with the things that bother you in a much more empowered way.
Don’t allow yourself to be manipulated
There are forces in all forms of media (including social) that are pushing us to be highly reactive to the world around us. We are all being encouraged to be triggered by almost everything that happens. Have you ever thought about what this really means?
Let’s sweep away any discussion about the actual circumstances that are supposed to be freaking us all out, no matter which side of the fence you are on. The circumstances are not as important as the destructive effect on our ability to feel empowered that occurs when reactivity is presented as the only answer to the world around us.
Put all of your concerns aside for a moment, and ask yourself what really matters to you as a human being. I would contend that what really matters to you is to retain and empower your ability to be happy and create the life that you want. Isn’t this what really matters to you in the end? This ability to live as a positive creator in your own life should be considered sacred.
If you buy into the idea that you should freak out and be reactive to whatever you are told to react to, then you pay a very heavy price indeed. You lose your ability to feel centered, confident, creative, and secure. You ultimately lose your ability to be happy. Don’t take my word for it. Look at how being reactive makes you feel.
Stand back, and assess your experience
The next time you find yourself being influenced by any form of media or by other people in ways that encourage you to be fearful and reactive, step back quietly for a moment. How do you feel? Do you feel optimistic and empowered? Or do you feel despondent, stressed, and filled with anxiety?
Your emotions tell you exactly what is going on. If your emotions are negative, do you want that energy living in your body and in your consciousness? Are you willing to accept the consequences of all that worry, anger, and stress? Those emotions live inside of you. Are you willing to carry around such a toxic energy, just because someone implied that you should?
Come back to self-love
After you have stepped away and looked at your experience, the next thing to do is to ask yourself how much you revere your desire to be happy and feel in command of your own life. How important is this to you? Do you love yourself enough to care? Or are you willing to sacrifice yourself at the altar of other people’s discontent, just to have a false sense of belonging to something?
You are an infinite being who is connected to the entire Universe. You do not have to rely solely on earthly propaganda to know where you are in life. Life is infinite. There is no beginning, and there is no end. You are much bigger than all of this. And you are connected to something that is so benevolent, vast, and powerful, and where miracles are possible for you.
But miracles do not tend to happen in an environment of anger, resentment, and fear. Miracles are much more likely to happen in an environment of positive, loving energy. Which environment do you want in your consciousness?
If you love yourself, you will also want to preserve a positive environment of energy in your experience. This is healthy, life-giving, and empowering.
Choose what is most important to you
The next time that you find yourself being influenced to adopt a mindset of fear or anger about your outer circumstances, consider the possibility that someone else may need you to do this to fulfill their own agenda. Then ask yourself if you want to turn over your emotions to exist in service to that agenda.
Or would you rather hold onto your precious, God-given emotions to be used for their highest purpose, which is to empower you to create a life you can love.
When someone steals your emotional energy to be funneled into their own political or social agenda, you have allowed yourself to be robbed of your greatest power in manifesting what you personally want. You have a right to direct your own emotions in a way that benefits you personally toward your highest good. You don’t have to give that energy away just because someone wants you to.
Why is your emotional energy important?
Your emotional energy equates your power to manifest. You can visualize and intend all you want, but without your emotional backing, your dreams cannot manifest. Don’t squander the power of your emotions on an agenda that is not of your own making.
It’s perfectly fine to have an opinion about what is going on around you. But if you are allowing those circumstances to control your emotional energy, then you are allowing someone else to steal your power.
Look at it this way. Think of a time when you really, really wanted something with all your heart. You focused on it, and invested your positive emotional energy in it. You wanted it so sincerely and so intensely, that it actually manifested.
Think of another time when you merely wished for something, but didn’t invest yourself in it emotionally, because you didn’t believe it could happen. The likelihood is that it didn’t manifest.
Now you can see why your positive emotional energy is so important!
Stay in control, and own your power
Whenever the media or society tries to encourage you to invest your emotions in an agenda that causes you pain, consider what is happening if you agree to this. You have just agreed to hand over your emotional energy to someone else’s agenda.
Again, it’s fine to have an educated opinion, and then act accordingly. But if you choose to cross a line within yourself, and willingly hand over your manifesting power to something that will ultimately cause you stress and make you miserable, then you are quickly losing the personal power that is rightfully yours.
So if you have been convinced to join the club of feeling angry, “triggered”, helpless, and victimized, then you have unwittingly handed over your power to other people and circumstances. You have given your emotional energy away to something outside of yourself. You have sacrificed your God-given right to act as an empowered creator in your own life. You have surrendered your right to be fulfilled.
Ask yourself – Is it worth the price?
I’d love to know what you think about this topic! Share your thoughts with me in the comments below 🙂
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Loved it. It was just what I needed to hear at this time. Thank you!
You’re welcome, Jacquie. So glad you enjoyed it!
So well said. I call it giving the wrong people and things free rent in my head, and it’s no longer acceptable. It still happens to me on occasion, at which time I evict them and reset/reclaim my power. Thanks so much for sharing your POV.
Donna, I like that idea of things living “rent free” in your head. A simple, great way to look at it. 🙂
This is so true Saratoga I have stopped reading a lot of messages on social media. I get so upset when I see so much abuse on poor defenceless Children and young adults. there is so much sadness in the world, I try to just focus on being so greatfull for my life and my family and all the great people I meet every day. Thank you for your message s they are so inspiring . Mary
So glad you found this helpful, Mary. 🙂
I agree – I will continue to focus on the good and positive and find the silver lining
That’s great, Cindy!
Thank you very much for this article, which comes to me at a time when I most need to read it. I have reached a point where I simply cannot be “reactive” any more, and your article emphasizes how important it is to be “non-reactive” and stay inside our own “power”.
I’m really glad this was clarifying for you, Diana. And it’s great that you’ve reached the point you described in your own experience. I’m sure you’ll be so much happier!
Thanks Saratoga. This is an extremely important and timely message. It really feels as if we’re all being provoked into escalating the chaos on this planet. In my own experience, I’ve been shocked to learn how we are all so easily manipulated and how many groups have developed strategies to lead us to give up our power. Your message offers a potent antidote to this: “act as an empowered creator in your own life.” It’s been so important to me to remember I have this choice about where to focus my emotional energy.
I know what you mean, Lucille. There are so many forces trying to corral our emotions into a negative perception of life. And it’s weird, because it doesn’t seem to matter which “side” you are on. It’s always negative. Wouldn’t it be the most amazing thing if nobody bought into this because they were too busy creating happiness in their own lives? Wow! That would be awesome, and this whole negative effort would just fizzle out from lack of energy. 🙂
I live in a home bombarded with political news and opinions. I have been overly stressed because of it. After reading this blog I am committed to stepping out of the negative and nurturing positive growth. I am going to be much happier for it. I’ve always felt my need to step away but seeing it in writing made it so much more real for me. Thank you!
I know what you mean about political news and opinions, Karen. It seems like there is never a positive balance. It’s always negative no matter what happens and no matter which “side” you’re on. Ultimately, it just feeds into more and more stress. And that is just destructive to everyone’s health and well-being. I’m so glad you are going to step away and make things much better for yourself. 🙂
Beautifully written. At one point I deleted FB off my phone. I have blocked even distant family members due to their angry, hateful, negative comments. I found myself judging them. I realized I was being robbed of my good energy and turning into the same as them only polar opposite. I have FB on this IPad but now I am more conscious of what I read.
I flip thru quickly if I see something heading in a negative direction. It’s funny how energy vampires steal your peace even in the written word. Thank you Saratoga for sharing your positive thoughts and energy. I always enjoy your daily posts.
It sounds like you have really figured this out for yourself, Gwendolyn. That’s awesome! It’s so important to preserve and protect our good, positive energy. 🙂
Thank you saratoga ocean. I am sure you have helped so many with your words as you have me.
Thank you so much, Deborah! 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing this … this is just what I needed …. this has happened to me … I wasn’t aware of what was going on …it left me feeling empty… I had nothing good left to give … i felt isolated and depleted …. I so appreciate this article
Jenny, I’m sooo glad this was helpful for you! I think it’s truly sad that this is happening and people don’t even realize it. Thanks so much for your comment. I appreciate knowing that this made a difference for you. 🙂
This is awesome. It reminds me to get back on track….. to focus on the positive energy and stay tuned of my well-being …….never allow outside negative force to get in me. Indeed… I must and keep in my mind your guidance to be spiritually…..emotionally strong.
Rosie, I’m so happy to know that this has helped you to get centered again. Thanks so much for letting me know. Lots of love to you!
Thank you so much for this insightful message. It’s so easy to get caught up in dynamics that a) we can’t influence or change, especially when we’re holding a negative reactive perspective; and b) renders us powerless in the extreme. I do get triggered at work from time to time about systemic issues that I can’t change. I am realizing, and this post is SO timely :), that my best course of action is to stay centred in my truth and produce my best results at the highest level of my being. For my own integrity and ultimately for the good of everyone around me. So I just have to beam my light, “act accordingly”, and with intelligence in a conscious way, and when I do this no one can steal my truth, my thunder or my joy.
With love and gratitude,
This is something I needed to read this moment! Thank you for sharing!
Hello Saratoga.Once again I thank you for your comments on this most trying time in my life.I must say that often I read messages sent in MyInbox from several psychics whom says negative things that annoys me. I am and always trusted in my intuition and know how to deal with any negativity that arises within my life. I pray to my God and always trust and believe in him for he comforts me and helps me to feel positive and to love myself as I love him. I love reading your comments as you inspire me and helps to give hope that I always feel full of love for myself and trust in the universe.
Just what i needed to hear and read all about…Thank you…
Thank you for writing this piece. I think it is even more relevant now as the political, environmental and social issues are becoming even more heated up. Negative emotions are our default response, but we can change that! From power-less to power-ful, Let’s BE it!
Saratoga You are the clearest head on Planet . Thank You
I loved reading this article; relevant, beyond thoughtful, articulate, and incredibly helpful! This is the first of your articles that i have read and it has me thirsty for more!!
Thank you I feel much better