I used the word empowerment in my company’s name because I believe that my life purpose is to be a healer.
The Oxford dictionary says,
empowerment as the process of becoming stronger and more confident especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.
Through our history of trauma through no fault of our own, i.e. residential schools, epidemics, 60’s scoop, addictions many of us no longer have a voice. We have become so hurt that we do not feel we have the right to speak up or we are afraid to speak up. We go through the motions of survival sometimes barely eking out a living because to ask for anything more is something that we do not feel we have the right to do.