“Power resides only where men believe it resides…” – George R. R. Martin

Last weekend on a drive home from the markets, hubby and I were talking about lots of hippy stuff. We got onto the subject of energetic therapies. Specifically, whether or not we believed there was anything to them. My conclusion in the end was that it didn’t really matter, because things have power when you give them power.

This message has stayed in my head all week. “Be careful where you invest your energy, Marnie. Things have power when you give them power.”

It’s been a good little mantra for me to have this week, on a week where I have tried to focus on positive energy. I thought you might like to try it too.

The more you think about not having enough money, the more power you give that lack of cash.

The more you think about the way your friend that deliberately hurt you, the more power you give that friend.

The more you label yourself an addict, the more power you give the addiction.

Here’s a quick meditation technique that can help you get rid of that negative energy that has so much power over you.

Getting rid of negative energy

The Regain Your Power Meditation

Each time you feel yourself overwhelmed by something you feel has too much power over you, try this simple 5 minute meditation.

Find yourself a place you won’t be bothered, and take a moment to think about your hopes, dreams, wishes, loves, passions.

Close your eyes and begin to breathe. In through your nose, out through your mouth, feeling your breath fill your body from the belly upwards.

Now, with each breath in, turn your palms in, facing your chest, and bring them towards yourself, while imagining all of those hopes, dreams, wishes, loves, and passions filling you up.

Now exhale, and turn your palms away from your torso, breathing out and pushing away that thing that is taking away your power.

Repeat this for 5 minutes. With each breath out, visualise your imaginary stores of this negative thing being depleted, until theres none left – because the space around your heart is full to the brim with positive energy instead.

Now, how do you feel?

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