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Power Points

This week I'm saying hello from the upper coast of Oregon. I've been inland for so long I had a need to see and be near the ocean. I'm still giddy over the fact that I have my car back and I loaded up and headed to a friend's house. They are perched on a steep hill overlooking Yaquina Bay. I can hear the "barking" of sea lions in the evening and it's the time of year when flocks of geese are flying south overhead. Add a couple of Corgis into the mix and I'm feeling delighted. Where are you or where would you like to be?

The Seed this week asked a question:

"Where do you have points of power in your life? Think about it. You might be surprised how many you have."

Often when I come up with a Seed, I have some thoughts somewhere in the back of my mind. I'll send off two or three quotes at a time to my assistant as they "hit" me and sometimes we'll have several waiting to be brought front and center on any random Monday. After I've sent them to her, I never know when they'll show up again and I'll have to expand on one of them for The Bloom.

This week I wasn't sure at all what I would write so I decided to take my own advice and "think about it". This is where I ended up.

  • There's power in accountability. If I decide I need to make a change that will improve my well-being or perhaps help someone else, after I make the commitment I need to follow through. That's a power point.

  • When I dwell in possibility, I'm holding powerful thoughts. Everything is created twice. We have to imagine or think of something before we can bring it into existence. That's a power point.

  • Words have power and when I carefully choose them, I can have an effect, sometimes profound, on others. Also, the words that I say to myself can serve to uplift or tear me down. That's a power point.

  • Having inner peace is being in a position of power. When we project that groundedness and calmness, we help others around us get more centered. That's a power point.

  • Knowing that I have a choice in every situation is powerful. Some choices are easier than others, but there's always the potential for "something else". That's a power point.

  • Conscious breathing is a powerful tool. If I'm feeling stressed, a few deep breaths can work wonders. That's a power point.

  • Gratitude can turn almost any troubling situation around. There's a reason we're encouraged to adopt an attitude of gratitude -- it's healing. That's a power point.

I'm curious what you can come up with. Feel free to check in and share with me. Too often we can be convinced by the news or social media that we have no power. It's not true. I invite you to step into your personal power. It's not about bullying or defeating someone. It's about claiming your own inner strength and bringing it into the world because it's so needed! This is what I wish for you. Are you feeling like the world has you down? Please contact me -- I know we can start figuring this out in a complementary Discovery Session. I'm waiting to hear from you!

Sparkles and Love,


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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN

is a sassy Queen-ager whose mission is to co-create a happier, healthier life with and for others.

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