What does Sovereign mean?
The traditional dictionary definition of sovereign is defined as, 'Supreme Ruler' or 'Possessing supreme or ultimate power' which is related to royalty or government. In today's, spiritual meaning of Sovereign, it relates to personal power, freedom and choice.
My personal definition of sovereignty is to live fully in your truth and heart while making choices that are true to you.
In order to do this you need to become curious and question your beliefs and perspectives about yourself and the world. What is your truth underneath what you learned in your family system, government system, school system or country that you grew up in? Now that's a big question! Because who are you without everything that you were born into?
To be Sovereign means to understand that:
The systems in which you grew up have profound, and often unconscious, influence on your beliefs, and perspectives about the world and yourself.
It is ok to question and become curious about these beliefs.
Fear often influences the beliefs that were created by the systems that you grew up in.
When you begin to question your ingrained beliefs, you may experience feelings of discomfort in your emotional and physical bodies.
To access your ultimate truth is to courageously transmute the long held, personal and generational, fear that created the systems and beliefs you were born into.
It is your right to feel empowered to make informed choices based on your personal truth and reality.
You are the ultimate power to your self. No one else can ever tell you what is right for you.
How Do You Connect with your Sovereign Self?
Transmute your fear.
Feelings like anxiety, depression and overwhelm have the base root of the emotion of fear. When you feel anxious or depressed or overwhelmed, there is an underlying fear about something. It could be fear of the world, or what someone thinks of you, or you may be carrying trauma from your past that is still held in your body.
How do you transmute fear to contact your Sovereignty?
Set an intention to recognize fear when it crops up.
Notice it and acknowledge it.
Have compassion for yourself. This is a courageous step.
Stay in your body. Feel it. Observe it.
Look around. Fear is often your nervous system responding to a threat that is not currently present for you. Ask: Am I ok right now? Is there anything in my immediate vicinity that is threatening me?
Have compassion for yourself. Use tools like tapping or breathing to support your body as you feel it.
Ask. Is this my fear or is this collective or systemic fear?
Make a choice. How do I want to respond to what I'm feeling?
Reach out and share your experience with someone you trust or journal it.
Your Sovereignty is your birthright. You are a beautiful, unique and magical individual who has many perspectives, gifts and offerings to give to the world and to yourself. When you clear the fear, you access all of you.