Do your relationships support your empowerment? - Daily Love with Mastin Kipp

Do your relationships support your empowerment?

mk_treesI was on the phone recently with a mentoring client and something came up that I just had to share. We were talking about relationships and how we can, many times, bond over our wounds.

I don’t know where they came from, but the words that came flying out of my mouth were, Bond over your power, not your wounds.

This statement TOTALLY floored me.

Imagine setting the intention to create primary relationships in our lives that support and encourage us to live in our power – CONSCIOUSLY. I think this has always been an unconscious desire of mine, but those words hold a lot of power.

Many folks bond over their pain and get angry or jealous when the other person starts to step into their power. Have you done that? I know I have, many times.

When you bond over your wounds only, eventually it feels like you are walking on eggshells in your relationships. If you feel this way, then we can safely say you have not bonded over your power and thus not attracted a relationship that supports and encourages you to live in your power. The flip of this desire is that we must also celebrate, support and encourage our partner to live in his or her power. And THAT can be a scary thing. If they live in their power, we have less certainty around what would possibly happen.

If we support someone else’s power they might get more attention than us, which can feel threatening. It takes a bold and confident couple to bond over each other’s power and encourage the fullness in the other person.

So, my question for you today is this: are the relationships in your life relationships that support your power or discourage your power? Have you bonded over your wounds only, or have you bonded over each other being in your mutual power? Is your relationship set up so both of you can thrive? Or do the relationships in your life hold you back?

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Love and empowerment,


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Mastin Kipp is the CEO and Founder of The Daily Love. Follow him on Twitter here.

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