6 Ways to Unlock Your True Potential

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Even as we strive to be compassionate and loving beings to those around us, sometimes we forget to love ourselves. Part of loving ourselves is not restricting ourselves from shining brightly in the world. I have discovered that the biggest block in my life has been learning how to step into my true power and potential without letting the opinions of others pull me down.

Being powerful can often feel self-serving, especially if you surround yourself with people who live as if it is unsafe to shine their light and become powerful leaders. Here are some tips for unlocking your true potential.

  1. Don’t Apologize for Voicing Your Truth

It seems self-explanatory that this is counterproductive to our growth as human beings, yet too many of us catch ourselves on a regular basis interrupting ourselves midway through a thought and justifying our thoughts. If you feel you need to explain yourself, justify your truth, or apologize for the way you feel, ask yourself why you feel uncomfortable and see if you can change your response next time.

  1. Share Your Story

This goes along with #1, which is about sharing your story without punishing yourself by telling yourself this is being “egotistical.” This is another form of self-harm! This has been one of the most difficult hurdles for me—to get over the hump and not feel self-conscious when I share my story with others. You may notice people you come across feel uncomfortable with your openness and willingness to share yourself, but don’t let that bring you down! It is absolutely safe to love and appreciate yourself, and share it with everyone you meet!

  1. Empower Your Audience

If you are stuck in a situation of letting yourself become disempowered by another individual(s) in your life, challenge yourself to turn the situation around and ask your friend, “What is your gift?” This simple sentence is very powerful, because it takes the pressure off of you to take on a burden that is not yours to take on, and it empowers your friend at the same time. Instead of allowing someone else to feel less than you in response to your ability to share, allow them the space to realize their gifts!

  1. Identify Your Tribe

Remember, not everyone in your life is there to support you. Some are there to push you to greater heights, help you find your truth, heal a deep wound, or learn the true meaning of unconditional love.

It can be extremely painful and make you question your entire life’s purpose in one swift blow, but it’s important to always come away from the situation with the knowing that life is not rebelling against you, it’s all being orchestrated for you.

There are also those whom you will identify as part of your tribe. Your tribe consists of people who support and love you unconditionally, allow you to speak your truth freely, respect differences of opinion, allow you to grow and shine your light, and never restrict you to move forward in your life. Take a moment to identify them and have gratitude for them. They could be your bus driver, someone at your yoga class, your neighbor across the street or your Uncle Joe. Let them know you love and appreciate them!

  1. Confront Yourself — the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Yep, this is the hardest one, which is also why it’s toward the bottom of the list. Confront yourself and take credit for the ways that you have stood up for yourself, believed in yourself, as well as let yourself down by allowing that inner voice to tell you that you can’t do it and that you’re not good enough. Don’t blame it on others, because that’s self-harm as well.

Look at yourself honestly, and take credit for all of it. In the end, your conscious awareness of who you are as an ever-growing and expanding human being participating in this game called life will allow you more room to not feel defeated every time something doesn’t go according to your plan.

  1. Put Your Superpowers to Work!

Go out into the world and work your magic! Be your own hero!



Researchers Find Genetic Signature in People With Channeling Abilities

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New research into channeling is getting closer to validating and explaining the ancient practice, and is showing that everyone had the innate ability to channel.

While the practice of channeling has existed throughout all of history, it has always been shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding. Doctor Helané Wahbeh is the director of research for the Institute of Noetic Sciences, or IONS, whose mission is to reveal the interconnected nature of reality through scientific exploration. Dr. Wahbeh has been practicing and researching channeling for decades. She is the author of the newly released book “The Science of Channeling.”

“The way I define channeling is the process of accessing information and energy beyond our conventional notions of time and space that can appear receptive or expressive,” Dr. Wahbeh said.

“We propose that anybody can channel; that it’s actually this innate human capacity that anybody has. Channeling phenomenon exists on a spectrum from, perhaps, intuition and hunches that everyone can probably say they’ve had at one time or another, to more rare experiences like trance channeling or mediumship or mind-over-matter psychokinesis. And then you have everything in-between, like being able to sense the future or mind-to-mind communication,” she said.

Dr. Wahbeh and the team at IONS have just completed a study in which they analyze the characteristics of 500 channelers to answer the question “what makes a channeler?” They call the unique way in which a channeler receives and uses information their ‘noetic signature.’

“So we coined this term the ‘noetic signature,’ that refers to this unique and diverse fingerprint, if you will, of people’s channeling abilities, and we created a measure to be able to see what that looks like. We call it the noetic Myers-Briggs, which is a personality test, to be able to understand people’s channeling expression. We have 12 different categories of channeling or noetic experiences that make up this noetic signature,” Dr. Wahbeh said.

Now that the inventory is complete, IONS will soon be making it available to the public so that everyone can assess their own unique noetic signature. IONS has also been doing some fascinating research on the genetic basis of channeling abilities. They recently completed a study in which they analyzed the DNA of a group of channelers.

“There are many, many anecdotes where people share that their experiences of channeling run in family, so we did a case-control study. We found 13 high-functioning psychics who had various channeling abilities, we had them give us a saliva sample and we looked at their DNA. So this TNRC18 gene was statistically significantly different in the channelers versus the controls. The controls, the people who said they didn’t have channeling abilities, had the mutation whereas all of the channelers had the original version of that gene,” Dr. Wahbeh said.

“The notion of this supports this concept that we actually all have an innate capacity to channel on some level.”

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