Here is a great article I found from embodytheuniverseinyou.com.
Enjoy, Dr. Cliff
Who are you giving Yourself the Power to Be?
We all have aspects of ourselves that are disempowered, wounded, victimized and often these aspects are unconscious to us. They are so engrained in our way of being that we don’t even see them and unconsciously give our power away to them. To embody our power to fully be our choosing, we must delve into our unconscious, our darkness, the wounded aspects of our being, to reveal them so they no longer control us.
Often people fear their darkness and spend most of their life avoiding it. Other times people feel like they don’t have the tools to access that which they are unaware of in their being. One of the ways I teach people to access their unconscious aspects is through connecting to their body. Our bodies are the store houses of our unconscious. When we start to experience aches, pains, tensions, illness and disease, these are messages from our unconscious that we need to take a look at a how we are doing and being in our lives. These messages from our body are not mere annoyances to be eliminated. Through conditioning we have become masters of removing, ignoring or avoiding those very things that are pivotal to our growth, evolution and ultimate Power to Be who we want to be. Instead we make justifications for how we are and that this is just how it is, can never be changed, and we settle for less than our magnificence. This is the core of victimization and powerlessness.
The greatest fuel that we have to make change in our life, move into our Power to Be and create ourselves is through feeling the discomfort of being less than we are. We need to feel the tensions and pains, physically, emotionally and spiritually, of what we have made acceptable for our standard of who we are. It is only through feeling completely where we are at that we can move forward. This requires us to be with that which feels uncomfortable to us. If we remain instead in our comfort zone than we never grow, at best we stay at our ‘status quo.’
Our culture is in an epidemic of trying to keep the ‘status quo.’ We have created a value for comfort above growth, evolution and love. This is evident in a culture that is obsessed with and has thousands of tools, technologies and drugs, all to make us feel more comfort. What we need is a movement into our discomfort. To learn how to go into our pains, in order to build a fuel (energy) inside of us, to create ourselves as we want to be. All change requires energy. If there is no energy, there is no change. Feeling and emotion create that energy needed for change. We can then harness that source of energy into order to create Who we are and the Power to Be who we want to be.