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Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

The field of personal growth has gone through several name changes through the years. At one point, we were speaking of the self-help movement, then self-improvement, personal development, personal growth, and more recently, personal empowerment. The term or name is irrelevant, as is the debate on who and where it started.

What is important is the common point between all of these descriptive terms. In any of these movements or practices, it is up to the individual to help themselves, to grow, and to become empowered. In all of these actions, it up to us to choose to do something and to take action. While we can - and do - receive guidance and assistance from others, the change, the transformation, only happens from within our own self.

The Universe supports us in our empowerment by sending challenges and experiences to provide opportunities to claim our power, and the people in our lives do the same. But without us adding the essential ingredient, our own self, nothing changes. We are the ones who have the power to make the changes within our own self, and to break free from the shackles that have been holding us back... whether those shackles are fear, self-loathing, self-doubt, low self-esteem, an abusive past, an abusive present, etc. etc.

This week, we look at various forms of power, and ways to attain it or reclaim it. We start with...

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