Faithful to Nature is not just about the sale of organic products. It’s a dream Christian and I have to inspire others (and ourselves in the process) to make more conscious decisions; to feel more inspired; and to feel greater joy as we find more ways to live in harmony with nature and all the beings around us.
Personal power is an important limb in the growth of this dream. When you feel you have it, you naturally feel more inspired to put conscious care into decisions made. In a state of personal power we are more present to our action and non-action. Apathy is unthinkable. One could say we are more alive. With the feeling of personal power comes responsibility. I don’t believe one can feel a greater sense of personal power without taking and feeling more responsibility for every bit of your life and the world you live in.
So what then is personal power? I believe it comes from one’s heart. It is about loving yourself enough to be a participant in your own life. It is about having a greater sense of who you are and where you fit into the world around you. You care because you love. Your love grounds you so that you are able to really connect with how you feel. We all feel, all the time, but when our personal power ebbs we disconnect from the way we feel, because often the way we really feel about what we are doing and how we are living brings pain. One could say too then, that when we disconnect from how we feel, so too does our personal power diminish, as the less we feel, the less inspired and conscious our stamp or footprint on the world around us, is. But of course that stamp is still there, colouring the world…
Personal power is realising that you are ultimately responsible for where you are in life, that you are not ever a victim. That not taking any action is still action and that you cannot blame another if you do not express your truth. Being in your personal power is about loving yourself; forgiving yourself; being brave enough not to suppress your feelings; learning from them and then moving on. It is not about forcing a state of bliss, it is feeling the good and the bad, and knowing that no matter what that you are ultimately free of the past in every new moment, which gives you the amazing power of being able to choose differently, now. And that there is always a now.
When you are in your personal power; loving yourself to the best of your ability; allowing yourself to feel to the best of your ability you can feel that you are both a powerful individual and yet completely connected to others and your environment at the same time.
In this place, you do not have to try to live in integrity. If you allow yourself to access your personal power by feeling; by connecting, your choices simply become more integral, as you know you are not separate – that every choice colours and creates what the big picture looks like. You know that every choice creates a hue to the world around you and that you cannot sit back and blame; point fingers or hide. Your stamp on the world becomes clearer, and as it does, so too does your personal power to actively create that mark left by every choice or non-choice you make.
You may ask then how does Faithful to Nature help make me more personally powerful?
- We want to give you back the power to make more informed buying decisions which is why we hand our pocket guide to safe shopping for free. It list contentious toxic ingredients to avoid in the food, cosmetics and cleaning products that you buy, and it is small enough to fit into purse – keep this guide handy so that you can be more responsible for what goes into your trolley and what does not. The lists are not exhaustive, but we have noted the most common offenders so it’s a good place to start. If you do not yet have a copy of your own guide, or want more to give to friends and family, just contact us with your postal address and the number of cards that you want.
- We want to inspire you to remember the abundance that natures provides in her herbs; fruits and in learning from her systems by bringing back knowledge from the old days on the use of natural ingredients. We do this through our product descriptions; our newsletter and our herb index. If you have friends or family that would benefit from this, forward on our newsletter onto them.
- We want to give you a growing choice of ethical products to buy and you can be more active in this process too. Let us know what you new products you would like to see us stock.