There’s that part of us that wants us to stay small.
Despite how painful it might be, staying small is in many ways easier.
It’s more comfortable. It’s what we know.
So that voice that jumps up and tells you you can’t, you shouldn’t, your not good enough? That voice is designed to keep you were you are.
It’s designed to scare you, but it is not evil as many ego-bashers would have you believe.
It scares you because it’s scared, not because it seeks to harm you. It scares you because it’s scared of taking that leap out of your comfort zone and believe what that other voice says:
Yes, I can. Yes, I’m strong. Yes, I am enough.
And that small voice serves another purpose; it presents a challenge. A choice.
In doing so, it plants a seed. A possibility that, if watered, can grow into full bloom.
This small voice brings with it potential. Potential for expansion. It brings the opportunity to choose whether we believe it or not.
Do we want to stand in our knowledge that we are strong, gorgeous, flowing, sexy, smart, fun, successful, deserving, open goddesses/gods? Or do we want to believe we are small and needy?
Who do we choose to be, every moment?
The truth is, the largest potential for growth lies in watering the seed, not the full grown tree.
That small voice that makes us feel fearful, separate and alone presents us with a choice between terror (hide, run away) and vulnerability (stay open, see what happens).
This can be the most fertile soil if we know how to work with it. If we stick around.
This is why, when this voice shows up? Notice. Be grateful. Water it with love and appreciation for the role it plays in your journey. For being there for you in your learning.
And then try to stay open.
See if you can sit in that uncomfortable space without trying to change what is. It’s your opportunity to practice equanimity (or radical acceptance).
And as you allow the feelings and thoughts to flow through you without snagging on resistance, you’ll see the nuances… the changes. You’ll see how fickle those thoughts and emotions are.
And then you’ll see them float away leaving you feeling more loving towards yourself for not having shut that part of you down.
Leaving you feeling courageous for having allowed yourself to be the full expression of you.
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