The renowned theologian, author, coach and overall wise woman Judith McAdam is one of our valued regular contributors, and we love her work. Enjoy her offering in our Winter 2020/21 issue: a reflection on what it means to be sovereign, and ‘in the driver’s seat’ of our own lives.
Own Your Power
You are in the driver’s seat of your life
by Judith McAdam
Your intuition is like your internal navigation system: when you listen to the directions you will get to your destination every time. When you go against it, you will end up in the rough.
Handing over your personal power, free will, or personal sovereignty is never wise. This generally happens when you are in fear, lacking in self-worth, suffering from low self-esteem or lack of confidence. These are all signs of a blocked Solar Plexus chakra or energy centre in your body.
Sovereignty means supreme authority over someone or something, it is a powerful word and much like everything in the Universe, it can be used positively or negatively. Through generations of societal conditioning and on a macrocosmic level, we hand our power over to gods, queens, kings, rulers, nations, and States. On a microcosmic level, we have a tendency to hand our power over to our mothers, fathers, partners, religious leaders, and ‘people in authority’.
But be warned: following someone else’s route can lead you to concentrate on someone else’s journey, someone else’s fear, and someone else’s opinions. This will bring you further and further away from being aligned with the version of you that is limitless. When you create your reality from a place of alignment, you are at your most powerful. When you are not aligned, your internal navigation system or intuition is always telling you to stop, divert, and go back.
Opening your Solar Plexus chakra, standing in your own power, and regaining your personal sovereignty has a price, and that price is personal responsibility. As you ‘Open Powerful Doors Within’* and become more self-assured, confident, and strong, you also take ownership of your own reactions and actions. You start to create your own reality in more conscious awareness. As momentum gathers around your newfound inner power, you become intrinsically aware of your right to determine your own direction and destiny in this lifetime. In effect, you are in the driving seat of your life.
You have choice. You have free will. You make your own decision as to who is in the driver’s seat of your life!
Do this little Inner Child visualisation to help you open your Solar Plexus chakra:
Close your eyes and put your hand on your heart. As you listen to your breath, imagine your own inner child behind the wheel of the bus of your life. This child is careering down the motorway, bump after bump after bump. The child is out of control. Again, and again, the child swerves in the nick of time to avoid disaster after disaster. Then your child heads for the hard shoulder and starts plowing through the grass.
Now imagine sitting next to the child in the driver’s seat. Gently put your arm around the child comfortingly. Your inner child is completely overwhelmed at being in the driving seat of your life. As you hold the child with one arm, lightly take the wheel with the other hand. Lovingly explain that you are in control now. At first, this little one will be afraid to give you the wheel, but eventually, the child will be delighted to be free to play.
Say to yourself, ‘I am now in the driver’s seat of my life. I am powerful. I am strong and I am confident. My intuition guides me at all times. I am safe, I am secure, my future is secure.’
*’Open Powerful Doors Within’ is a free visualisation on Judith’s website, designed to open your chakras and help you to stand in your own power with love.