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Personal Sovereignty

Personal Sovereignty

“As Sovereign beings, we come into community in more authentic ways and therefore have the increased capacity to engage in deep and meaningful relationships.” -Reya

I’ve been reading and hearing the word “Sovereignty” a lot lately. It seems we humans are pulling this word, “Sovereignty,” back into our vernacular vocabulary. I read this word in books. I hear it spoken among friends and my heart lights up making me curious. Because I like to use words that have substance behind them, words whose meaning I understand, I have been investigating the significance and meaning of “Sovereignty” and why it is returning to colloquial conversations. This is no longer a word sequestered to governmental or political use. It is speaking to those of us riding this huge wave of personal transformation, social awakening and global evolution. A wave that, quite frankly, politics will never catch up with. This word “Sovereignty” is speaking out loud at an exponential rate. How can we understand it in a way that serves our higher purpose and the greater good of all? What is this word seeding within us? How do words like “Sovereignty” become of practical, spiritual use to us?

The word “Sovereignty” itself means: Autonomy, independence, self-government, self-rule, home rule, self-determination, freedom or: Supreme “power” or independent authority.

In order to help us further understand “Sovereignty,” let’s also look at the word “power”: There is a power cycle that has been in place on this planet for eons. It is a power-over others, power-under others dynamic. Personal Sovereignty is our hall pass out of the power cycle. When we believe in our own Sovereignty, we disengage with the wheel of oppressor and oppressed, of victim and perpetrator. Our Sovereign place is right in the middle of the wheel of our lives, at the hub of our experience. This is the place where we understand the meaning of “power-with.” Here is where we claim our own power over our own lives and allow others the right to do the same. This is a place where we put no one above us or below us. Here we are free of the relentless cycling of the power wheel around us. This hub is centered, calm, and sturdy. This is a place of true, authentic, and self-generated power. This is our throne of Sovereignty.

To be at the hub; to be a Sovereign Self… we stand in the strength of 4 following responsibilities, which are choices we intentionally make: 

We Create Our Own Access to the Meaning Fields

There are two aspects to our reality that I want to talk about. The surface of things and what I call the Meaning Field which is behind or underneath the surface. These two aspects are present in everything that has to do with our human life. A book is a great example. The book, the pages, the words, the story is the surface. The imagery, the visions in our mind and the emotions elicited when reading the story compose the Meaning Field. Our 5 senses pick up on things at the surface, this is information for us. Our emotional response to the information is the Meaning Field. We watch a sunset, we see the colors, we have a “surface” experience with it (snap a photo and walk away), or we may allow ourselves to have a deep feeling experience with the miracle that is the sunset. What we choose and whether we grasp the meaning of the feelings is circumstantial and up to us. Either way, our feeling response to everything is our initial interaction with the Meaning Fields.

Many people do not engage with the Meaning Field at all. That is fine. This is taking life at face value. And there are those who are deep divers, like me. The depth and meaning behind the things I see, feel, hear, IS the juiciness and beauty of my life.  Without it…my life becomes flat, lusterless, even depressing.

I use presence and curiosity to access the Meaning Fields – what am I feeling? What does this mean? What is this sensation? What is in this that I need to know?

Our participation with the Meaning Field releases us from the cycles of power. How? For one, without the depth and richness of the Meaning Fields, we continue to seek outside of ourselves for fulfillment. Looking good, having much, accomplishing great things for the sake of our self worth. This is a relinquishment of our power. We give our power away, in the hope that something outside of us will fulfill us. In this we participate in the cycling and the outside edge of the wheel of power. Also, in the Meaning Fields we have access to our own answers, our own divine knowing, and the lessons behind our challenges. This releases us from victimhood or being pushed around by life. This intelligence transforms the struggle, the suffering, the pain into the challenge, the lesson, the opportunity for growth. This puts us at the hub; the drivers seat of our own vehicle for evolution. Where are you choosing to go?

We Realize We Are Each An Island Unto Ourself

The experiences of feeling Complete… Worthy… Belonging… from within ourselves, are the benefits of creating our own access to the Meaning Fields. We understand that we are a unique and amazing part of the richness of life. We realize that we have the capacity to pick up on and learn from the communication systems that all created forms of life – the earth, our bodies, the animals, the stars – are participating in from underneath the surface of things.

When we are at our hub, we are Sovereign and free unto ourselves, yet remarkably interconnected and interdependent with all of life. This state of mind and heart comes with the recognition that we are never separate from our inner divinity, regardless of our human circumstances. It is in this recognition, this re-wiring of our beliefs and our purpose, that we remember our divine Sovereignty. For if we are never separate from the force of creation, then how can anyone control us? We are an island unto ourselves.

As an island, we are nestled within the great ocean of divine love and the global community around us. The Love of the Universe is constantly lapping at our shores. We are sustained and fulfilled… At one level we have clear distinctions between Self and Other and at another level, we are dancing in the Oneness, or the ocean of being-ness within which we reside. We have the intelligence, the deep knowing from the Meaning Fields of our own Soul to be able to hold all of this as true. And ironically, as Sovereign beings, we come into community in more authentic ways and therefore have the increased capacity to engage in deep and meaningful relationships. We were made for this. Are you in?

We Recognize Our Innate Authority

We are each the author of our own life; the creator of our own reality. As islands of Sovereignty unto ourselves, we recognize that each of us, alone, must take responsibility for ourselves. We accept the fact that by our beliefs, our thoughts, our intentions and our feelings, we create our own reality. And this deep visceral knowing allows us to disengage form the cycles of power, and the shame and blame games that would keep us there.

We create our reality through the things we choose to keep our focus upon. This comes with great responsibility. The ability to respond to the life we are creating. No one else is responsible for how we feel, our state of being, what is happening to us. Ultimately, it is each of us that chooses what our reality is going to be.

We are responsible for our own beliefs, our words, our own emotions, our own actions. These create the world around us. So we take back our power, extract ourselves from the cycle and place ourselves on the throne, at the hub of the wheel of our own life. There is no They. No one is coming to save us. The government will not do it. The angels. The aliens. We are the ones we have been waiting for. And we need to be on our own thrones to do our own work that is ours to do. We are the authors of this life of ours. What are you choosing to write?

We Choose Love over Fear

Fear perpetuates the power cycle. Fear keeps us vulnerable and controllable. The entire cycle is fueled by fear– the fear of losing control, the fear of being controlled. Mainstream media and societal laws are designed by intent to perpetuate fear and therefore keep the power cycle in tact. Choose Love. Choose other ways of accessing the information that you feel that you need. Turn off the television! It is designed to control you (or at least watch it with this awareness). We have the power to choose Love in every moment.

You cannot hold Love and fear in your body at the same time. Love is the balm. Love is all we need. Love will find a way. Love is our medicine. Love is our sovereignty. Love is our freedom. Initially it sounds idealistic and possibly sophomoric to say this. But the more of our own intelligence we use to truly investigate the frequency of Love, the more we come into alignment with it as a powerful, fierce and dynamic force. It is not all fuzzy kittens and unicorns. Love is momma tiger killing to protect her cubs. Love is the power of Pele, the fire goddess of Hawaii, creating new earth. Love is a woman lifting a car to save her child. Love is strength. Love is power-with. Love is the hub. It is the center of everything; the creative force of the Universe. When we are in alignment with that force, we are unstoppable, un-controllable, Sovereign. What do you choose?

In Love,


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