BE AWARE OF HOW YOU GIVE YOUR POWER AWAY AND ALLOW OTHERS TO TREAT YOU.
Look for patterns with your associates. You may know you are giving your power away in a situation such as your friends wanting to see a specific movie and you want to see a different one. Since you are friends, you are willing to give in on this decision. It is not that important to you. Be sure they know you are willing to see their choice of movies only because it is not that important to you. (This lets them know you are aware of giving your power away.)
Most individuals know when they are giving their power away or are being used. If your friend always has to have her way, then maybe she is not a friend and is just using you. You don’t need friends who are only invested in themselves. When you need help, they will not be there for you. Good friends are those who accept you just as you are and treat you as an equal. Keep your good friends when you find them. Oftentimes, you have had past lives together and have supported each other through many lessons.
JUST SAY ‘NO’.
Be comfortable with using this word without clarification. If someone persists in knowing your reason, they either want to argue with you or feel they can convince you otherwise. Respond with “Because I said no” or “What part of no do you not understand?” Deliver “no” and any further response politely.
Sometimes this is the best response. Avoid the opportunity for another to upset you.
LET GO OF THINKING YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
Just because others have developed their innate abilities more than you does not mean they know more than you. They may be able to assist you in finding your answers or use them as verification of your answers, but don’t take their answers as your truth. When someone else is getting answers for you through their guidance, the answers are also filtered through the other person’s beliefs.
Learn to get your own answers by going within and asking your own guidance for the information with simple questions. If you are not sure of the answer, ask for them to show you in a different way. Or you can tell your guidance, “This is what I understand you are saying. If this is correct, please verify it”. Or, “If this is not correct, then show me the correct answer in an obvious way today”. Be open to whatever comes your way.
The answer is always where the question is asked. If you want to ask a question sitting at the kitchen table, relax and clear your mind first before asking the question. Then wait in silence and the answer should come to you if you have a clear mind.
The most important thing is to be yourself. Laugh and smile as you did as a child. Stand in your truth and enjoy the journey. It’s all about the journey.
I hope this assists you in taking back your power.