“There is no going back and your attachments will only weigh you down and keep you from the higher centered experiences that offer inspiration for creating something new and wonderful in your life.” ~ Lena Stevens
You’ve kept yourself quiet, hiding out in the shadows.
And when you do emerge, you settle for showing a shrouded representation of yourself.
But you have things you want to do, ideas to enact, visions to manifest. Yet you hesitate, unsure if you really have something to add to what has already been said. Doubtful that your voice will really make a difference.
I’d been hiding out, too. Showing up in the shadows, unwilling to shine alone, fully in my own expression. My dream had been to share the spotlight with others. Because my vision has always been rooted in community.
Gratefully, I’ve had company along the way. But I’ve also been waiting for others to be committed in the ways that I am, to jump in and manifest a massive vision and oh, by the way, let’s do it today, never mind that your life has a different trajectory than mine.
The truth is that the waiting around has been intensely uncomfortable for me. I have put myself on hold without acknowledging the cost. My life force on hold! That’s like constantly revving the jet engine with your foot stomped on the brakes. Eventually something burns up. The body suffers.
Your Life on Hold
Have you been waiting for someone else to act so that you can take your place? Have you put your life on hold?
Are you hiding out in the shadows, settling for an edited picture of what your life could hold? Have you made yourself smaller to accommodate your situation…or another person?
Maybe you’re wary of disturbing the status quo. But no matter what you tell yourself, it isn’t easier to just go along for the ride. The price is simply too high to call that easy or comfortable. Your unused voice grows hoarse, your creativity has no venue for expression and life becomes monotone shades of gray. Even with 50 shades, they are all still gray.
It’s time to change the situation, not shrink your picture!
Shed the Shadows
“Observe and witness your tendency to define who you are today based on your past experiences. Let go of the need to ‘heal’ old emotional wounds in the old method of re-hashing, re-living, and analyzing what happened, what should have happened and why you are not living the life you want.
Move to neutrality and LET GO. This will free you up for something new and wonderful.” ~ Sarah Varcas
Take a deep breath. Fill your body with the life force that is as equally available to you as it is to everyone else. Remember that this life force has an expression that is unique to you, something that is elemental to your being and can only be done by you.
Here is the key. It can only be discovered when you are willing to step out of the shadows—when you have the courage to step into the spotlight, alone, trembling, unsure if anyone wants to listen to what you have to say.
The spotlight shines on the stage of life.
This is your life, your stage and your time. It’s not next year, or sometime when, or only if. And you really don’t need someone to hold your hand when you’re on stage (although it’s wonderfully rich to have a passel of people in your corner, cheering you on).
Shining a Light on Your Vision
Even if your dream is about community, the truth is that you have a singular vision that no one other than you can manifest.
How can you move forward in a way that honors the whole? Let yourself become fully visible. Because sharing yourself is a gift that only you can give. Then, when you shine, others are drawn.
Shed the shadows. Breathe in the light. How are you willing to shine today?
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