Rise and Reach
Have you ever made yourself smaller for the benefit of others? Did you ever shy away from giving your all for the fear of others criticizing you for it?
Restricting yourself in order to not trigger others doesn’t help anyone. The person who attacks you for showing up as your current best self is not feeling more content with him- or herself when you respond by shrinking. Also you weren’t given your gifts and haven’t acquired your talents to simply bury them in the ground to keep them or yourself safe, but you were meant to express and enjoy them, grow with them and inspire others by using them.
It’s also true what Marianne Williamson expressed in her book “A Return to Love”: „Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?“
Shining your light helps others to feel the permission to do the same. It will draw those to you whom you can best serve with what you were given. It helps you do what you came here to do. So rise and by so doing reach the ones who are ready to follow you. We were all made to be grand.
How are you amazing? Just let that simmer on the back burner. See how it changes the way feel about who you are. Let it become the “new normal” between us.