What does it mean to claim your sovereignty? by Brenda R. Bryan
I love the feeling of my independence, the freedom to choose who I want to be, who I am on my terms.
I should say I love the illusion of it all.
Oh, why do I say it’s an illusion.
Historically there are lots of reasons. Women have been systemically excluded from having control over our own bodies, our livelihood, our very lives, the right to choose who we want to be.
For thousands of years we been told that our lives don’t matter.
Now you might say, Oh, that’s not happening any more. Gosh, I wish that was true.
So, let me ask you this? What are you worth? Yes, what are you worth?
Because it’s at the heart of our self-esteem and the desire to claim our sovereignty is a claiming of who we truly are so we claim our value, claim our worth.
I often look to the dictionary when writing, working to create explanations or dig deeper into the meaning of things.
As I am writing this I want to scream out loud with so much anger it would shatter glass. I want to penetrate a destructive structure that has us living in deep poverty, slaves to fear, slaves to systemic oppression. The majority of women have no idea of this system let alone it’s impact on who they get to BE for themselves.
Its not that they don’t feel it because we do, but the constant efforts made to remind us that we are not enough have become so common place so subliminal we don’t even know we surrendered our sovereignty.
How can you identify with something you never really had?
Here the thing your soul knows. Our Soul knows we are intended for more whether given permission to claim it or not we are called to a greater purpose. We long for a way to express aspects of who we are because we must. It’s the nature of life, to want more. To want your place, to want something more.
When I speak to women in groups, networking gatherings or masterminds it a consistent theme. I thought I was the only one. I was afraid to share that I thought. I didn’t want you thinking less of me. We been told so often to follow the rules that we have not claimed being the designer of the rules. Creating our own rules can be a really big thing. It’s a radical act of sovereignty.
Sovereignty means – supreme power or authority.
Only you have the supreme authority to follow you souls’ purpose. Only you can have the courage to speak up for yourself. Only you can say Yes to the life you’re longing for.
Claiming your sovereignty, claim your rights, claim your voice.
What comes with this stepping up this way?
You become deeply awareness of the power you hold to take charge of what matters to you. You stand to be the authority of your own life. You take charge of the influence you want to create. You are the designer of your precious important life. You are the authority of you and claiming your sovereignty is a spiritual act of following your souls yearning.
What does it mean to claim your sovereignty?
Only you know for sure. Are you ready to try out what claiming that authority can mean to you?
I hope you do. The world needs more women raising their voice , claim their authority and changing the world.
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Brenda is a fantastic coach.
She is truly passionate about supporting women in being seen and heard. Brenda uses a combination of gentle support and challenge to bring out the best in her clients and in every human being with whom she comes into contact. The Raise Your Voice Speakers Club helped me grow in confidence and clarity in delivering my message, in a community environment that made me feel safe yet also challenged me to grow. I highly recommend the Speakers Club to any woman who has a message to share and is ready to play bigger in the world!
Like most people, I guess, I’ve been terrified of public speaking!
Yet I realize that it’s a necessary skill for today’s entrepreneurs and a path to personal empowerment. Turning to Brenda for her expertise and coaching has already made a big difference in my comfort level and ability to show up as myself.
Brenda has the insight, tips and tricks to make “raising your voice” much more than an exercise in imparting information to your listeners. She helps me create more engaging, coherent, and exciting presentations that feel authentic to who I am. If you want to shift how you come across onstage and be seen and heard as a trusted expert, I highly recommend you get in touch with Brenda.
The Raise Your Voice Speakers Club is an AMAZING GROUP..
..of heart centered women coming together to speak our stories.
I like to describe our club as “An empowered group of women, joining energies to make our voices heard, and make the world a better place.”
If you ever envisioned yourself speaking clearly on stage, or wished you could stand up in front of a group and not vomit, to speak your mind, or even speak out loud. If you’re looking for a sisterhood of support, this might be the time for you to come check out our Club.
I have found her speakers club to be an excellent..
..environment in which to learn about promoting my professional interests as an author and an artist. As a result of my participation in this club, I feel much more confident when I speak about myself now, and as a result, my message has become more easily understood and more relevant to the general public.
You’ll be touched and inspired.
I recently attended the inaugural Fireside Stories event put on by Brenda Bryan, creator and facilitator of the Raise Your Voice Speakers Club, and I was thoroughly impressed.
The women who shared their stories and experiences to an attentive crowd were bold, brave, powerful (and brilliant) in their storytelling skills, their authenticity, and their willingness to be vulnerable.
And it’s no wonder with Brenda at the helm, guiding them through the nerve-wracking process of public speaking. She is a soulful, nurturing, and wise mentor who genuinely cares about women’s voices and women’s lives.
I highly recommend Brenda’s Speakers Club and her Fireside Stories event. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry.