Stand in Your Power and Own Your Space Without Offending Others

I used to be a person who accommodated everyone if I possibly could, resulting in a lot of pain for me. Very similar to Elizabeth Gilbert in the book Eat, Pray, Love, I was like a permeable membrane taking on all the qualities and characteristics of whatever the person around me needed at the moment. I lost myself in the process, but I have come to a place in my life where I no longer give away my power to others. Below is a story of my newfound freedom in action. Last month I went to sing at a nursing home to bring some holiday cheer with a group of people I had never met. We were a ragtag group with big hearts, and some of us, including myself, great shower singers. Notwithstanding, our audience received us with applause and smiles. Unexpectedly, a gal in front of me, whirled around, attempting to stop the group practice to "tell on me" to the leader. Her finger was wagging at me like the baton of a virtuoso conductor accusing me of not singing loud enough. She was outraged, and I could see she sincerely wanted to get me in "trouble." I have a hard time recounting all this without laughing. I ignored her, and so did the organizer. The second time when she vociferously came at me with this powerful energy, my new skills came into play. I looked at her and put my finger over my lips and said: "shush." The look on her face was priceless, and she never bothered me for the rest of the evening. I felt like the Good Witch Glenda in the Wizard of Oz when she told the Wicked Witch of the West that she had to leave because she had no power over Dorothy. That's precisely how I felt. Take your energy and go somewhere else. You're not welcome here. It was incredibly freeing to look directly at what in the past would have derailed me and choose consciously. Perhaps you might choose a low-stress situation and assert yourself in your truth. Not against another, but declaring your truth and your choice. I hope you find it as exhilarating as I did.

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