What’s Your Choice – BEing Empowered or Disempowered?

Today I wanted to share about BEing empowered and disempowered and recognising the choices within those two spaces.

Why? Because the past few weeks I have started having weekly groups. Due to the Pandemic, I was unable to run the mindful movement class I was running, so after one of the ladies asked me what I would do, I decided to a weekly online well-being class. This class has now turned in to an online womxn’s circle.

I changed the title for a couple of reasons. However in particular, in relation to the many conversations I have had with people who are afraid, worried and / or doubting themselves. Yes, they want to make changes in their work, health, life and follow their heart, however they are just not sure where to start.

Trust me, I know what it is like. I have been there. I also still have days when I am challenged. Which is why I do and will continue to do my own inner work and question the places in my life where I am feeling challenged and disempowered. What do I mean be disempowered?


Disempowered or Living Below the Line…

For me, being disempowered means living below the line. It is recognising you have the power to change you and the results in your life. For me, living below the line essentially means where I am giving my power away to other people and external situations. It is –

  • Blaming others for my situation,
  • Making excuses,
  • Living in denial, and/or
  • A sense of entitlement.

Essentially these show up as beliefs, actions and feelings that I can then work with and shift. Yes, it can be challenging and to see where I have done this in my life, however more and more I am reconnecting to the power within me and living above the line.


Empowered and Living Above the Line

Living above the line is about –

It is recognising you have the power to change you and the results in your life. Yes sometimes this is easier said than done (especially when you have had challenging situations occur in your past), however it is possible and is far better than living below the line.


What’s Your Choice – BEing Empowered or Disempowered?

Now you have seen what BEing empowered and disempowered means, what choice are you going to make?


How Can You Identify If You Are Living Above the Line?

Next time you start a project or activity at work or home, ask yourself –

  • Are you ready to take ownership of the project entirely?
  • Are you ready to do your best and make yourself accountable for the quality of work you produce? and
  • Are you going to hold yourself responsible for the end product?

For me, one of the most challenging parts of living above the line is acknowledging when things don’t go the way I had hoped. However, that is also my responsibility, which then provides a great opportunity for personal growth!


Over to You…

What’s your choice – BEing empowered or disempowered in your life? Choosing to live the life of your dreams and as Henry David Thoreau has been reported as saying –

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”


If you are ready to reclaim your courage and take the next step towards freedom and opening your heartwhy not join our Toolkit or you can come and do some inner work with me in our online womxn’s circle.



  • Annette Kinglock-Murray

    Reply Reply July 8, 2021

    This is a great post. I’ve learned that life and death are in the power of the tongue. We can destroy our own lives by the words we utter. I speak blessings over my life all the time. I envision myself doing great things and I seek out ways to make them happen. There are some words that I’ve removed from my vocabulary because they are just too destructive. If only people knew the power of their words! They would start to think differently. I take responsibility for my actions. I don’t look for reasons or find excuses for my actions. This has helped me to become more accountable for my actions. Much appreciated!

    • Jane

      Reply Reply July 8, 2021

      Thanks for sharing your insights Annette – take good care 🙂

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