Self-Empowerment Is a Process

By Dr. David Milgram D.C.


Self-empowerment is not a thing or an accomplishment or a final destination, self-empowerment is a life-long process of self-realization and change, growing stronger and hopefully more humble as we awaken to the divine within. As a licensed chiropractor, energetic healer, and founder of the Positive Body Language system, I’ve discovered working with thousands of people that there are seven major healing keys to developing self-empowerment over the course of your lifetime.

The 1st Key is developing the ability to tune in to the wisdom contained within your energy body. I call this the energetic of “receiving oneself” by getting quiet and going within to touch the divine feminine aspect within you. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re a woman or a man. This aspect is within you and you develop it by relaxing and learning to trust your inner sense of self, knowing who you really are and acknowledging what you are genuinely feeling from moment to moment. A big part of the softening, receiving process is remembering gratitude, remembering to say “Thank you” for all that you already have, and also remembering to say “Please” when it comes to what you’re asking for now.

Key # 2 to Self-empowerment is about honoring the spiritual body and creating a portable temple within ourselves by embracing honesty, trueness, genuineness, and authenticity with self. It’s also a process of recognizing our sameness. In the spiritual body, we’re like ice cubes in our compartmentalized trays. We think we’re so different from each other, but melt us down and we’re all the same: water. When we realize this we automatically become both more humble and more accepting of others and life around us. It also helps to see past the pieces and parts of ourselves and our lives, remembering the Big Picture in order to better manifest the greater energy that seeks to flow through us.

Key #3 to Self-empowerment is about honoring the mind while opening to the divine mind within us, the voice of spirit guiding us, trying to help us grow and learn. Honoring and creating harmony in the mind may be facilitated by getting rid of negative emotions and avoiding toxic chemicals, people and situations. Eating right, getting plenty of rest and proper exercise are also crucial to this process. Another way to create mental harmony and open to the divine mind is to ask spirit, “Teach me, please. Teach me.” And then wait and keep an open mind about what comes.

Key # 4 to self-empowerment is honoring the emotional body which is not only about doing the hardcore work (I call it heart-core work!) letting go of negative energy and negative emotions that are no longer serving us, but also about letting go of everything that seems to stand in the way of expressing unconditional love. Honoring the emotional body also means following our true desires, doing what do we really want and putting our energy into the actions that will get us where we want to go while having the inner faith and courage to act in accordance with spirit, utilizing the wholeness of our being to generate even greater faith.

Key #5 to self-empowerment is about honoring the physical body for its uniqueness, which is the exact opposite of how the spiritual body is honored by recognizing its Oneness with All That Is. The way to honor any physical being, including yourself, is to pay strict attention and attune to individual idiosyncrasies, and instead of reacting to them, embrace them and honor the differences. The healing statement or prayer to honor the physical is, “Guide me. Please, guide me. Help me to connect so that I can be, if not happy, at least to have some joy.”

Key # 6 to self-empowerment is honoring the vital body by grabbing hold of your vital energy and letting yourself catch fire! The vital body is fueled by grabbing hold and fighting hard for what is right, empowering yourself in every way possible, not letting go of a situation until you’re blessed. Forgiveness is also one of the most powerful ways to build the vital body—letting go old grievances and thought patterns that no longer serve to do anything but drag you down. The prayer of the 6th Key is, “Guide me to know what I can do to empower myself and tear up my subscription to victimhood.”

Key # 7 to self-empowerment is honoring the soul body, and the route to this lies in acceptance of who you are, where you’re at, and what you’re doing. The primary resonant brain center that correlates to honoring the soul body is the corpus callosum, which is the bridge between the hemispheres, integrating left and right, thoughts and feelings, masculine and feminine, giving and receiving. Activating the corpus callosum is the key to health, well-being and healing all the other bodies, the energetic, the spiritual, the mental, the emotional the physical, the vital and that of the soul.

There are additional levels and layers of information to access within each of the seven keys. I’ve really just scratched the surface here. But the important thing to know is that there are specific ways to develop self-empowerment and that it doesn’t happen overnight. Self-empowerment is a journey of knowing self that lasts a lifetime.


David H. Milgram is a holistic chiropractor at his Turtle Island Healing Centers in Flagstaff  and Sedona, Arizona. He is the founder of Positive Body Language, (PBL) which utilizes sequences of acupressure points on the spinal column, cranium, torso, and the extremities to communicate to the body/mind/spirit in a language the biofield naturally understands.