Why You’re Afraid to Claim Your Power

Dear Ones,

Let us discuss the fears of Lightworkers, Wayshowers or whatever term you use who have not yet claimed your birthright to be you in all your glory.

Many channels have described your fears as an unwillingness to claim your full being. We wish to help you understand why you are hesitant to do so.

In  the past, many of you have hidden your true beings under cloaks of passivity, religious orders or outer-directed power. You easily accept that you hid your true power in religious orders – but not that you did the same by fully exploring outer-directed power. The same power many of you are now speaking of with disdain – political power, corporate power, race dominance, gender or sexual orientation or any type of power that made you feel more powerful than others. And using that power to control those who were willing to be controlled.

You have explored outer-directed power in all its formats. Many of you speak with anger about those politicians, corporate moguls or religious beings who cannot be trusted. Yet, your current mantra of “we are one” is more accurate than you realize.

In this lifetime, you are reaching for the stars. But that has not always been the case. You could not have reached this point without exploring all aspects of outer-directed power – including harming others emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Many of you do not wish to hear this truth. You would rather blame the “dark ones” for keeping you in captivity instead of accepting that you have been one of those “dark” entities on more than one occasion.

You have completed your outer-directed lessons with flying colors. Logic will tell you that such would not be so if you were a victim or caretaker life after life on earth. To complete your outer-directed lessons, you needed to explore all aspects and so you have.

It is futile – even silly – to address those who wish to remain in an outer-directed world. You believe that your wisdom will help others move into their place – a place that is consistent with your current beliefs. That somehow they have taken a wrong turn or have not yet claimed their true place in this transition – that you can lead them to that place.

Such thoughts are outer-directed for they are about controlling and thus directing others to the true message. If you change a few words, you will realize that such thoughts are little different from those of church leaders who are certain all should be of whatever denomination that leader is affiliated with – or politicians who believe you must be of their party to be correct.

Each entity on earth is finding their place when and how it is correct for them to do so. You cannot force someone to think and act as you and expect that to be a New Age action. This transition is about everyone finding their place at the time that is correct for their being.

Indeed there are nuclear hazards, religious thinkers and political leaders who do not feel the same as you. How will earth ever shift with those terrible people drawing others into their dark net? And you know how dark that net can be for you have played all the roles you find unpleasant or frightening now. You understand their need for outer-directed power for you have displayed it fully on more than one occasion.

This transition is not about dividing earth entities into good and bad columns. But instead, helping you accept the joys and peace of inner-power.

You know how uncomfortable you now feel when you rant within your being or in whatever format you use to draw others to your outer-directed belief patterns. You feel a disconnect with the peace you have worked so hard to uncover. A few years ago such anger and rage would have felt cathartic – now it feels wrong.

That is not to say you no longer feel anger if you are a true Lightworker – merely that you no longer have to feel it at the depth you did so in the past.

It is time for you to be concerned with yourself. The beliefs and concerns of others are no longer part of your being.

Perhaps that thought seems cold and calculating. It is not. You have an inner compass that will radiate joy and peace when you discover actions, activities and groups that are part of your path.

There are entities yet on earth who fully enjoy outer-directed power. They feel complete experiencing or displaying it. They are in the right place for them – but not for you.

Your need to move them into the light is no different from their need to move you into the dark. And if you accept their anger and play into their rages, you are returning to outer-directed power.

Many of you are concerned that you do not have the strength to move yourself into the new earth with your Pollyanna attitude. You do. You merely need to be concerned about your direction. Others will take care of themselves.

Do not be surprised if those who try to maintain outer-directed power are not successful. But then, do not be surprised if they are. For indeed there are those who wish to continue their outer-directed lives. They are the ones you find most offensive. But as you do, realize that you have played the very same role numerous times and that your anger is more about your anger at your past lives on earth than about them. For you are uncovering pieces of yourself you did not expect to find – including the need to harm others. Your rage at the behavior of those still enmeshed in outer-directed power is merely shame of your past behavior.

You needed to move through all pieces of outer-directed power to accept your new inner-being – including outer-directed power, victim hood, care taking and every element in the Old Age bag of tricks.

You are now opening your New Age bag of tricks – joy, peace, love and harmony. Allow those who enjoy their outer-directed lessons to complete those lessons.

You have a new lesson plan that is much more fun for you. All you have to do to claim these new lessons is to move in joy, harmony and love. You no longer have to do what others tell you to do if it does not feel comfortable – that is victim hood. You no longer need to slow your progress to match someone else’s pace – that is care taking. And you no longer need to control anyone – including yourself – that is outer-directed power. So be it. Amen.


kay 10th April 2013 9:01 am

Thanks again, Brenda. Another right-on-target article.

valleyfever 10th April 2013 9:45 am

Thank you so much Brenda! I used to send a lot of new age articles, channels, meditations, etc, to friends but realized that it is not my place to lead them on their journey. It is within each and every person to find their own way.

octavia30 10th April 2013 9:53 am

This resonated with me on so many levels. "It's mine and I'm gonna claim it"! Thank you!

Brenda Hoffman 10th April 2013 10:54 am

Dear Kay,
Thank you! My great joy is helping myself and others better understand this transition via my channels.
Blessings and Sparkles,

Brenda Hoffman 10th April 2013 11:00 am

Dear Debbie,
I know. I used to do the same.

A friend was one of my greatest teachers. She was totally into channels, oils and whatever else New Age was available. One day she had had enough and stopped doing/reading/researching all New Age materials - joined a community book club and starting creating fabrics. She reports that she is much more in tune with her inner-being and can now sense things she always wanted to.

Moving into the new earth/New Age should be easy and fun as my friend discovered.
Blessings and Sparkles,

Brenda Hoffman 10th April 2013 11:01 am

Dear Octavia,
Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Blessings and Sparkles,

Sandra Smyre 10th April 2013 1:15 pm

Thank you again Brenda! Doing my "dark night of the soul" work was hard but so rewarding. When I realized that I had done and could still do horrible things, was when my real growth began. Praying for the "cabal" will free me faster than judging them--it's hard sometimes, especially when it's animals, children and much more being abused. My soapbox is getting much smaller. In LoveLight, Sandra :smitten:

abletodo1 10th April 2013 1:26 pm

Hello Brenda,

That's what I needed today, a reminder. Been having ups and downs. Now I know why. :)

Thank You

Brenda Hoffman 10th April 2013 1:32 pm

Dear Sandra,
I'm finding the same. My soapbox - read fearbox - is getting smaller. I have less need to preach or to worry. And as I let go of my fears of whatever, I feel more and more free and joyful.

I have to admit though that some of my remaining fragments also include children, plants, animals and those I think need protecting. It's sometimes difficult letting go of the belief that I am stronger and wiser than others and accepting that every entity on earth creates their reality for a reason.

Blessings,Love and Sparkles,

Brenda Hoffman 10th April 2013 1:35 pm

Dear Rocky,
I also have ups and downs and I'm guessing that most Lightworkers do. This is a huge transition that's turning our life and beliefs inside out - from fear to love, from self-protection to opening your being. Kudos for continuing to move forward despite your down times.
Blessings, Hugs and Sparkles,

Debra A 10th April 2013 5:15 pm

I understand what you are saying. Here's my "but" or misunderstanding. In order not to be a victim, I have to take a stand and say "no". (That is a form of outer-directed control.) I can't just love it/them out of it or wait it out until they die. I am having a hard time picturing a world in which all of us "lightworkers" passively ignore the ills of the world so everyone can live out their necessary experiences. I feel that part of the male aspect of being a "lightworker" is being in loving action. You sometimes see radical positive evolution because of it. But your point is that by continuing to actively engage in efforts which support the betterment of the planet (of course a judgment call), I'm still playing the game and will, at some point, aspire to become the passive observer of it all. Tis a tough concept to reconcile completely without moving to a monastery in the middle of nowhere.

karlahg 10th April 2013 5:45 pm

Hi Brenda, another absolutely perfectly timed article, as it has been quite a week. When we realise that we have "been there and done that", not only in this life but also previous ones,then we can have total love and compassion for each other, instead of condemnation and judgement. Life is definitely beautiful when you come from a place of joy and love. :smitten:

Brenda Hoffman 11th April 2013 9:32 am

Dear Debra,
I agree - there are times when you have to say "no" - you have boundaries and that's part of claiming your inner-power. And if you are new to claiming your inner power - "no" might be a common word for you.

If you feel the need....and the joy of working with abused children, seniors, animals or other groups of entities then that's your path. And by following your inner voice you will do so out of love and encourage them to find their voice if they feel the need.

But because of this transition, it does little good to stand on a soapbox and claim how right you are and how wrong someone else is - that's Old Age duality.

This is complicated isn't it?

Perhaps thinking of Mohandas Ghandi or Dr. Martin Luther King might help. They continue to be inspirations for those who no longer wish to fight wars or harm others. Many felt they couldn't accomplish anything because they were not of a warrior mentality.

I hope that answers your question.
Blessings and Hugs,

Brenda Hoffman 11th April 2013 9:40 am

Dear Karlahg,
So true. But as you can note from Debra's message, the shift from judgement and fear to love and compassion is something most of us have to process a bit before we can activate - and sometimes we need to process even after we've activated it.

We're all moving to that place of joy and love - this is the Age where those characteristics will be rewarded, but often still have to consciously listen to our inner voice before we can do so without thinking about it - just as we used to feel comfortable with "road rage", war and other acts of aggression.

I'm so pleased that you're already feeling the ease that love and lack of judgement allows you. Let your beacon of love and joy shine!!!!
Blessings, Hugs and Sparkles,

COBALT 11th April 2013 12:04 pm

Oh what a feat, to be sittin' pretty in the cat bird seat... :-D

Brenda Hoffman 11th April 2013 5:54 pm

Hi Cobalt!
How ya doing???
Blessings and Sparkles!

COBALT 12th April 2013 11:32 am

Hello Miss Brenda,

I am well, which is quite a deep subject. I trUSt that you are the same. :thumbs:

Brenda Hoffman 12th April 2013 11:37 am

Hi Cobalt,
Hope you're ok. I've got spring fever and am spending much of this weekend planting flowers. I hope spring has also sprung where you live.
Blessings, Hugs and Sparkles,

COBALT 12th April 2013 11:56 am

Yes! Spring has sprung, and it is glorious. The baby hummingbirds are especially delighted... Happy planting. :-D

Love and light!

Sofia Australia 20th April 2013 8:06 pm

Wow Brenda this message contains some precious gems. Thank you for channeling such helpful and timely info. Love Sofia

betsy. 19th May 2013 7:18 pm

Thank you for this wonderful message, Brenda. It really resonates with me on so many levels...sometimes unfortunately, LOL, but it is what it is...the truth. Much love to you!


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An intuitive since birth, Brenda formalized her channeling skills with her internationally noted book, A Glimpse of Your Future. This prophetic classic describes your role in this transition, as well as answers questions such as why baby boomers were instrumental in introducing the New Age and what earth will be like in the year 4000.

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