A key part of empowerment for me is letting go of tension. I imagine empowerment feels like confidence. Confidence suggests a certainty of some kind. The tension I feel arises from uncertainty and the resulting fear. I'm not certain that I will be alright. I'm afraid others will hurt me, attack me physically or verbally. It's not likely, but it's possible. How can I be certain I will be OK? I don't think I can, but can I be confident with uncertainty?
If it's OK to make mistakes and if it's OK to be attacked, then I can be confident that I will be alright.
Further, if it happens - then it was meant to happen and it will be OK because that's the way it is. I don't want to be hurt, but if I am hurt then it is good because that is what happened. God is good. There is only one presence and one power in the universe and in my life, God. So everything is good by definition.