Virtues – A

“Assertiveness – Radiate Your Power”

Everyone is unique.

Everyone has their own unique energy signature, their own talents, their own belief systems, their own ideas and their own opinions.

Assertiveness is about standing in your power, being able to embrace these unique qualities and having the ability to express these qualities articulately and with grace.

It is also about seeing and acknowledging the same qualities in others.

To stand in your power and ask for what you want and what you need takes practice and courage.

Being assertive means that you radiate confidence and positivity.

Children and adults alike who show assertiveness think for themselves and tend to march to the beat of their own drum. They are not swayed by popular opinion and connect strongly with their own truth.

Assertiveness is associated with Manipura, or the Solar Plexus chakra.

Yellow in colour and situated at the base of your sternum, Manipura is a powerful energy centre. It is characterised by personal power, confidence, self assurance and self-discipline, belief systems, personality and independence.

We can teach ourselves and our children the importance of standing up for ourselves and our beliefs and being able to make choices based on how we, the individual feels, not how society, family or friends think we should be.

Assertiveness is about being true to you, standing up for what you believe with grace and certainty.

Look for opportunities that will help you and your children become more assertive in day to day life.

Celebrate each time your child displays signs of assertiveness. Encourage them to keep being true to who they are, that their opinion is valued and that it is important to stand up for what they believe is right and just.

Radiate your power, and help your children radiate theirs.