Yes! First, this quote from writer, poet and Civil Rights activist, Audre Lorde comes to mind:
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
A lot of people have felt this way and I’ve felt this way myself over the years as I do my own growth and healing work. It is an enormous privilege to have the time, space and resources to do the healing, growth and transformational work that POWER invites you do to.
When you do it however, you become more available, more resilient, more present, more aware and more capable to show up better in the world AND to put your resources towards expansion, love, good and healing for others, too.
I speak from personal experience there and as a witness to so many of my friends, peers, colleagues and students who I’ve seen do the same.
This kind of growth and healing work fosters your ability to stand for and act on the things you care and are most passionate about, and it teaches you to do it with love, kindness, compassion, fierceness, wisdom and integrity.
The more we have, the more we can share and POWER makes you a better sharer in so many ways.
This is one of the reasons I say on the invitation page that POWER helps you be safer in the world and for the world.
When you don’t examine your programming, conditioning, and unconscious biases and behaviors, you can be doing more harm than good in the world and not even know it; as well, you are more likely to put yourself in harm’s way.
So the net effect of doing this work is potentially very positive towards the reduction of pain, suffering, trauma and harm in your own life AND in the world around you — and that’s just physically. Energetically, the ripple effect of you doing this kind of work on your lineage and family of origin and community is immeasurable.