Stepping into Power

For me, winter brought death to the dream that some organization would give me a home; provide me with income security; support me while I do the work that I know needs to be done in my field.  It has made me see that I am on my own; that  I have to create my own non-profit organization; and find my own funding.   While I still feel young and inexperienced; I am neither. While I am still looking for someone who will make things happen in my field; I am coming to realize that I may be the someone I have been waiting for.  I am coming to see that I am no longer the Maiden or the Mother; it is time for me to embrace my role as Crone.  It is time to claim the wealth of my experience; to recognize the expertise I have developed; to trust my intuition; to step into my power.

Why is that so hard?  Why is that so terrifying?  For years, people have been telling me I should set up a non-profit organization; people have been asking me to hire them.  What can others see that I cannot?  For years, I have been frustrated in my work; feeling that there is so much more that public health should be doing in my field; feeling limited in my role; feeling disappointed in my “leaders”.   I am tired of working for lesser people; people who lack passion; people who lack vision; people who lack creativity and imagination.   I want more from life!

I have been waiting for someone to “see” me; to recognize the skills I possess; to give me the opportunity to do the work that needs doing.  But I am slowly coming to realize that leaders are people who recognize themselves; people who see what needs to be done; people who have the vision and the creativity to make new things happen.  What  holds me back?  It is not my former “boss”.   It is not the  current Executive Director I am working with!   It is me!!!   There is a scene in the Lord of the Rings where Gandalf is preparing himself to fight the Balrog; he shouts out his many names; he declares his many accomplishments.   He is building power.   He is reminding himself of who he is; he is calling forward the power within himself.  That is what I must do.  It is time to stand up; to claim my accomplishments; to recognize my abilities; to step forward and claim my power.

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About kp

I am a woman and a mother, a sister and a wife. I have called myself a socialist and a feminist, an environmentalist and an activist, a pagan and an atheist. But, at this stage in my life, none of these labels feel right. I am searching; trying to find an inner calm; trying to make peace with life's disappointments; trying to answer the big questions in my own small life.
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2 Responses to Stepping into Power

  1. YES!
    Thank you for the inspiration to become the Crone. I was just thinking about that. You’re awesome.
    Pam B

  2. kp says:

    Thank you Pam. I feel the same about you. Kp

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