A new day with Dawn

We are blessed to have the opportunity to start over each day, leaving regrets and our stories behind us. One of the most profound ways to do this is to set our intention daily to let go of our victim mentalities.

How can I transform my victim mentality to one of authentic empowerment and truly succeed in all areas of my life?

We are, by and large, born with an authentic sense of our own power; one that is unfettered by the consciousness of our parents, family, teachers and society. We are innately aware of our innocence and our intrinsic capability to fulfil our soul’s mission easily and gracefully.

As we grow up we become unconsciously transformed to possessing a victim mentality, especially as women, in at least some area of our life if not in most areas. We are run by anger, fear and worry by the time we are adults. Again, while some of this mentality is known to us, much remains unconscious and will continue to do so until we choose otherwise.

It is imperative to take responsibility for our lives and choose empowerment through the process of loving ourselves more fully and deeply, by accepting ourselves as we are in this moment, with all of our strengths and weaknesses, being willing to forgive ourselves and others completely and finally by letting go of our past ....letting go of our pre-conceived notions of who we are and instead become unlimited in our spiritual power and magnificence as men and women.

Love, acceptance, forgiveness and letting go ....these are the secrets to self-empowerment. It becomes easier for us to develop these deeply within when we are able to finally acknowledge that we are ultimately responsible for the peace, happiness, and personal power that we so richly desire and deserve. Now is the time for us to step up and be fearless in our pursuit of expressing our inner strength and greatness.

About three years ago I experienced an attempted break-in at my home ...I startled the robber as much as he startled me. Fortunately he ran away before any harm came to me. For that one day I allowed myself to feel the shock that comes with the invasion of our privacy and places we deem as our sanctuaries however, the next morning I woke up and chose to not feel like I victim in this situation. As a result I was able to see the gift in the experience and empower myself to act on its blessings.

We will no longer be victims when we choose not to be. And we will become authentically empowered instead.

I invite you to submit any questions you have regarding my column or any other concern you may have and I will address them in my next column, anonymously.

Dawn McIntyre is an award winning Certified Spiritual Advisor and Coach. Dawn is also a best-selling author, has been the host of her own radio show, has been featured in Newsweek, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, and has been a guest on over 200 radio and TV shows.

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