After experiencing a war, and all of its horror in my native country of Central Africa, I spent years of my life living in terror and fear. I felt trapped, life felt uncertain and really shaky. The fear of the unknown led me to flee the Country that I loved so much.
I left Africa and moved to Canada thinking that perhaps a change of country would alleviate my suffering. I thought that living in Canada far away from Africa would erase all the atrocity and terror that was living inside me. Did moving thousands of miles away help? To a certain extent it did. But I was still suffering through panic attacks. I even developed asthma, which I believe was the physical manifestation of all that I had seen and internalized.
My turning point…..
I was so sick and tired of the fear and terror that was embedded in my heart and soul. I knew that something within ME had to change. I started to awaken to the idea that the shift that I longed to occur was bigger than me. I remember praying and asking God to show me the way. About a week or so after that very painful plea, I saw a commercial for the Oprah Winfrey Show that talked about an upcoming show on the movie The Secret. But I wasn’t interested in listening to other people’ secrets. I didn’t even remember to watch. Ironically a month later while at the public library I happened to come across the dvd of The Secret. I took it home, watched it, and had numerous AHA moments. That movie was a turning point for me. I got it. I finally understood that what I was looking for had nothing to do with my geographical location or other people. Safety, love, security and abundance are within me. I also learned that forgiveness is not about the other person or situation. Forgiveness is about me. I made the decision. I was ready to step into my power.
Here is what i did:
1. I made a decision to find and trust a power bigger than me within
2. I realised that my safety and security comes from within: What I believe.
3. love and forgiveness was what remained
4. I took total responsibility for my life: my emotions, feelings, actions and experiences: I let go of blame
How about you?
Are you not living in your power? Are you ready to honor the part of you that is ready to step into something big but you are not sure where to start? Click on the button below and schedule your 30 minute complimentary session with me. I did it, and you too can make the decision to step fully into YOUR power.
To your freedom,