Your emotions are the main key that unlocks the mystery of Self Empowerment. Your emotions let you know if you are using your empowerment to create from desire or from contrast. Your emotions are your internal guide. They guide you in the direction of self empowerment. The better you feel, the happier you feel, the more joyous you feel, the more self empowered you are.
If you feel negative about a situation, experience or person then you have created an illusion that you are disempowered, that you have given your power away or that you have allowed somebody to take your power. This is an illusion for you are always empowered. There is never a time when you are not empowered. The illusion you have created may very well feel real and appear to be real but in actuality it is not. Feeling a negative emotion lets you know that what you are thinking or believing is not real.
Give yourself permission to feel whatever it is you are feeling. That is your first step towards experiencing your own self empowerment.