Personal Empowerment - It's Your Choice
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. ... But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness." ~ Alice Walker
This belief system is a form of self-sabotage. It keeps you stuck. And, it is untrue. You have a choice. Choice in how you view your present experiences. You have a choice in setting personal boundaries with others. You are empowered to practice self-care in ways that honor all parts of your being.
If you are feeling victimized or that you don't have a choice or power in a situation, notice it. Validate that is true for a part of yourself. Then, take the next step and see what is also true for you. Is there a part of you that needs to be heard, validated, expressed? Is there a long-standing pattern of behavior in this way of being? What trade-offs are you getting out of this way of being?
There are gems of information and healing waiting for you to discover in this experience!
Dig deep, have courage, and see what presents itself!
Be well! Blessings!