Here is some of things I did, do to help my inner empowerment.
I found it helpful to look at my shadowself, those bits of ourselves that are full of fear, self doubts, anger, sorrow and stop us changing. these are buried deep in our subconscious (see Jung). I meditated and recieved healing and after a meditation and healing session as I returned to my house and opened the door a person - a grey person walked out of the house, I was startled and turn to look for the person but there was no-one there. I am sure it was my it was my negative and fearful shadow self leaving - from that day I was stronger and freer from fear and self doubt.
The light meditation could be helpful for your self empowerment. Also the OBOD Seeds and Triads give a way of viewing our world both inner and outer. I have put these onto fourfold cards (thank you Starbird) and copied t the seeds and Triads from each Gwers on them. Now I have put them along a shelf on my bookscase and pick them up often to read and store in conscious and unconscious mind.
The other great lesson I learnt is being grateful - when I heard this my shadowself would say "Bah humbug what have you to be grateful for....." Then I discovered that could be for simple things - for example holding a warm cup of tea in my hands after being outside in the cold. Then the gratitude can expand to the earth and the seed that grew this tea, to the people who planted to the sun and rain, the pickers, the packers, the shippers the docker who unloaded it, the transport that carried the packet to the shop......
I found gratitude gave me a great connection and awariness, stilled my striving and resistance and my negativity fled.
Our subconscious can be a link to our Higherselves as well as be a storehouse for fear, guilt and negativity.... - it is our choice which we feed.
I hope this helps in finding your path to empowerment you path may be very different.
With blessing for your journey