ORIGINS OF IMPOWER HEALING
:: To empower from within
:: To connect to a source of power within oneself
DID YOU MISSPELL EMPOWER OR WAS THE “I” INTENTIONAL?
Intentional! “Impower” is an older, alternate spelling of “empower” that later went into disuse. Our emphasis on the “I” of Impower represents the “Inner I” within everyone that is our true self. This name reflects our belief that the true power to heal and change our lives is within.
WHY IMPOWER INSTEAD OF EMPOWER?
Names hold the power of our intentions, and so it was particularly important to Tabitha to pick a name that reflected the journey that she wanted to bring others on. While looking at the origins of the word “empower,” Tabitha discovered an old Latin version that had been spelled with an “I” — and it had subtle but profound difference in meaning from its twin…
Originally, the Latin prefixes , and
and meant the same thing, “to look or to come” and came to mean power that was given but ultimately comes from or is looked for outside of oneself.
In, on the other hand “denoted space and was defined as ‘into; onto; towards or against.”
In-powerment (or Impowerment as it came to be known), is a space of power with-in ourselves that we can go towards or against, but ultimately determines whether our life is one of grace or struggle.
Empowerment is an important form of support that we receive from parents, authority figures, gurus (teachers), religions, experts, healers, helpers and anyone who believes in us. They see and mirror our inner gifts — often before we fully have realized them ourselves. In fully seeing us, they give us power – like fertilizer onto a ripe seed.
Eventually, there comes a time when we can trust in the strength of our own inner potential and the map it has for our life. At this point, we have become fully “rooted” in who we are and become more directly connected to our inner wisdom. When this happens, we are ready to “branch out” in a way that allows our gifts to be shared more fully in the world.
In other words, empowerment bring us to the door of transformation. To be impowered means to walk through that door.
Ultimately, impowerment asks us, And if not, it is a reminder that we can regain TRUE power by coming back to the Source within ourselves.”
WHO WE SERVE
who are ready to heal, live a bigger life,
and make a difference.
We serve people who care about others and have a deep desire to serve and make the world a better place. Whether you call yourself a healing arts practitioner, social worker, counselor, artist, social entrpreneur, visionary, parent, non-profit worker or educator, you see to improve our world, just like we do.
Likely, you clearly see the problems of the world and challenges others face. And because you are perceptive enough to see this and you feel deeply, it is easy to feel overwhelmed or even “take on” the problems or emotions of others.
You know you have gifts to share with the world and want to be able to develop the resilience and mindset that will allow you to thrive within your own life — personally, in your relationships, and your profession. You know intuitively that you need to fill your inner well first, so that you can give with intention and from a place of true abundance and generosity.
You are a good fit for our community if you are seeking to live an inspired, extraordinary life in which you can be connected to your true self, purpose, and calling. If so, we would like to invite you into our community of Impowered individuals. Welcome!
HONESTY & OPEN COMMUNICATION
INTEGRITY TO SELF & OTHERS
IMPOWERMENT VIA SELF-KNOWLEDGE
AUTHENTICITY & OPENNESS
STRENGTH IN VULNERABILITY
CELEBRATION & PLAY
HEALING IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION
Life itself is a healing process by which we become more of who we really are.
PLAY IS PRODUCTIVE
Let’s not take ourselves too seriously here…Creativity, humor, and imagination can break us open to new places that no amount of self-absorbed rigidness ever could!
UNIQUENESS WITHIN COMMUNITY
We celebrate the unique gifts and identity that each individual brings to our community. Together, we can mutually lift each other up to be the best version of ourselves and accomplish our dreams – while also bringing forth our gifts to make a positive impact on each other, our communities, and the world.
AUTHENTIC IS BETTER THAN PERFECT
Perfection is an idealized, external idea of what we think we SHOULD be or do – it often involves struggle and a lot of unnecessary stress. Relax!
“Success” is not about doing, rather it’s about taking action from a place of being our authentic selves. Only you can be your authentic Self and give life to your unique gifts – so there is no competition, no struggle, no test to take that makes you worthy. The world needs you EXACTLY because you are who you are. What a relief!
THE SOURCE OF OUR POWER IS WITHIN
We have a source inside of us that can help transform suffering into wisdom, challenges into growth, and that allows us to flow with change and crisis. How we make meaning of our life determines how we experience it.
IT’S TIME TO BRING THE WISDOM TRADITIONS OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS AND MONASTERIES INTO DAILY LIFE
It’s much easier to maintain equanimity when all your needs are taken care of and you are in a serene environment. The real test of spiritual practice is to exercise that muscle out in the real world.
We believe that it is not only possible, but also desirable to live a mindful, meaningful, joyful life right where you are.