Five Clues You’re Being Called to Power
Every day, good humans are being called to Power. Unfortunately, that call often goes unnoticed and thus, unheeded. Here's why: Because we're not trained to recognize what Power is and how it shows up. In fact, everything we’ve been conditioned to believe about Power is a lie.
The truth? You’re not in need of Power, you are the Power. We’ve been globally brainwashed into a misconception about what Power is, who has it, who deserves it, and how to get it. (This is at the root of the global epidemic of violence, disease and disharmony.)
What we’ve been told Power “is,” isn’t. Being In-Power is about connecting to your core self, your innate wisdom, and your roots. Which is why most of us don't realize what Power looks like when it's got your number.
Rarely does fantasy match reality. In other words, it's highly unlikely that your "Power call" is going to look like Oprah Winfrey standing on your porch with a Publisher's Clearing House check. Most often, it knocks on your door in the guise of Divine Discontent and wears a costume you weren't expecting.
Whenever I've felt like I was alone, wandering in the wilderness without a map or water canteen- that's exactly when power was ringing my line. It was saying: "Dena, it's time to expand, to create a new foundation, a fresh direction. It's time to play bigger and wield more influence." In other words, it was time for me to become more powerful from the inside out.
Below are five tell-tale signs that you’re ready to connect to and cultivate your innate Power.
You’ve always had a sense of something Higher. Even when you couldn’t articulate it, you knew that your life had a purpose way beyond yourself. And so, with that in mind, you’ve set goals, you’ve stretched, you’ve accomplished. But even though you’ve had success, you’re craving a deeper connection to your essence and sense of agency.
It's not enough for you to meet society's standards for success- a good job, nice house, yearly vacation- achieving "just these" would feel like you squandered your potential.
You want to fling wide the doors to your inner temple of wisdom and clearly see the bigger vision of service for your life.
You’re ready to CONNECT to your Calling and Divine Assignment.
You’ve been on winning teams or a member of projects that were recognized and awarded. Perhaps you’ve even been the one in charge. But, no matter what it looks like from the outside, you know that there’s more for you. A bigger spotlight. A new role. A position with greater leverage and impact.
In fact, the notion of remaining in place leaves you feeling dull, deflated or even depressed. There’s no juice in it. No nectar. Staying ‘as is’ isn’t tolerable any longer. There’s a sense of urgency about moving beyond this phase.
You’re ready to be AT CAUSE in the making of your next self.
If you had a magic wand right now, you’d make some serious changes. Perhaps the transformation you’re most yearning for is in your sense of purpose. Or perhaps it’s tied to work and the power dynamics in your current career. A desire for increased visibility, creative authority, and greater ability to invest time and energy into your spiritual development or philanthropy are also common when you’re standing at the threshold of Power.
The point is that you’re thirsting for transformation. You want some magic and you want it now.
You’re ready to be AT CHOICE with the power dynamics that constitute your experience.
Your past has been a preparation. Everything — your wounds, your triumphs, your mistakes, your education, your jobs, your luck — it’s all been part of a training program whose purpose has been to get you ready for your soul’s agreement with Life.
You have a sense that it’s time for you to bring all of these aspects together into a more potent version of you; a version you know exists within but hasn’t quite emerged.
You’ve already begun actively seeking ways to neutralize beliefs and fears that have previously held you back. Yet, new tools are needed.
You’re at a crossroads in your hero/heroine’s journey where it’s time to harness your gifts and return home with your medicine for the world.
You’re ready to bring all of the aspects in your psyche into a PRESENT moment self that’s more powerful than anything you’ve ever expressed.
You feel it.
You know your Power exists and it wants to grow.
You realize that you’re not here ‘just for you’ but to help improve others’ lives and leave a legacy.
Secretly though, you wonder whether you have the capacity, energy, personal resources, motivation, support, clear vision, and trust to fulfill your actual potential.
You know you need something, perhaps even a masterful guide, to help you shore up your foundation and faith and expand your capacity. But you’re not sure where to find this missing ingredient or how to identify the right wise counselor.
Waiting isn’t the answer. Days will drag into months and years and the uplevel you desperately desire will be no nearer. This is unacceptable.
You’re ready for ACTION.
If any of the above rings true, you’re at the stage of Divine Discontent. This is good news. It signals that you’re at a tipping point.
In my early twenties, I announced: “I’m quitting this job to find my destiny.” I was at a tipping point.
When I chucked routine to live for a month in the New Mexico desert with yogis, I was at a tipping point.
When I radically altered my focus to become a private chef to celebrities, I was at a tipping point.
When you find yourself at a tipping point, the only thing that matters is whether you take the next step.
In my case, every time I found myself on the edge where I was ready for change, I followed the same prescription-
If you’re being called to Power, please know that it’s a holy and sacred calling and that you are capable. Your frustration and discontent have a purpose — they're here to spur you into action.
Your power is needed.
And it's time.
My business exists to help leaders and creators transform their inner power so that they answer their Higher Calling. If you’re ready for ACTION, then I can’t wait to meet you.