How to stay sovereign in the face of peer pressure

Carrie JordanWomens Wisdom

In this video you will learn how to stay sovereign in the face of peer pressure or coercion.

This is part of the pillar number 1 of the Rise Effect, PSYCHIC SPACE

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It’s important because what most people do when they are receiving peer pressure to do something or not do something is:

  1. Give too much credit to the person making the recommendation (their credentials, who the person is to them, what the person supposedly knows or supposedly has done in their life)
  2. Over think the situation
  3. Become afraid of the impact it will have on the relationship, their sense of love, approval and belonging if they say no

When they do this, they allow their inner wounded child to take over their entire experience and drive the bus of their life. Wounded children are not sovereign, they have not learned to cultivate personal power, and they are still controlled by the past and by the psychic cords still connected to people from their past, leaving leaks in their energy bodies, and vulnerable energy siphoning by outside forces.

If you are a healer, shamanic practitioner, or spiritual teacher, you must stay sovereign because you have a responsibility. I talked to someone the other day who said something like, if I bowed to this, I would know I am doing something wrong. And she was considering bowing to the pressure because she cared so much for the people pressuring her. You must not betray yourself, or give up your authenticity for approval.

That might be what you’re doing right now.

As Michael Harner says in his book The Way of the Shaman, “In shamanism, the maintenance of one’s personal power is fundamental to well-being.” Personal power is complete in itself and requires no energy siphoning outside of itself.

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, you can always cultivate your personal power. And when I say personal power, I do not mean power over others. I mean power from within; sovereignty (self governance). When we operate from sovereignty, we are not controllable by any visible or invisible outside forces.
To me, cultivating personal power means tentacles in; honoring self, and caring for my energetic body so that I can powerfully own who I am and who I am here to be.In all, this means taking 100% responsibility for one’s life experience as a spiritual adult.

Yet, many adults in our contemporary society are still embodying the archetype of the powerless wounded child.
Wounded children often cannot welcome their own experiences or accept what they find within themselves because they are holding on to behavioral or emotional patterns and beliefs from childhood. Wounded children often continue to blame their parents and others for how life has turned out well into adulthood (into their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond). Wounded children are not sovereign, they have not learned to cultivate personal power, and they are still controlled by the past and by the psychic cords still connected to people from their past, leaving leaks in their energy bodies, and vulnerable energy siphoning by outside forces.

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