If you want to share your powerful story, starting your healing business or tell your boss all the ways you see the systems slowly killing your work-mates’ passion for life, and your solutions for Not killing said-workmates…
This can result in extra icing on your gluten-free muffins at work (cause now your workmates love you and have their life back)…
Or it can lead to overwhelm, self flagellation and running back into the cave of what you know.
Because that shit is Scary!!
>> When standing up and becoming visible (especially as a shy person, or a person used to being in a caregiver role)… the Biggest thing that makes it possible .. is how you feel about, and treat, yourself.
If you don’t have a kind connection to the vulnerable, tender parts of yourself, the above actions can look like …
Starting to do The Thing and inadvertently throwing yourself into the snake pit of your own inner critic … (who’s job, by the way, is to keep you safe in the familiar world you know).
And this inner critic attack can look like a re-traumatising of your inner child.. and a re-affirmation of all the reasons why-not.
So, back to the cave you go.
Or it can look like:
Starting to do The Thing, holding your breath and waiting till its done to feel/connect with yourself again… and having a whole heap of body symptoms and big emotions when you finally do turn round and listen in.
I call this the “Disconnected but DoINg It?!” dance..
“Who needs to feel/ be present/ be in your body when you can tick things off your to-do-list?! Huzzah!!”
…Please note, I’m jesting, with compassion… I know that dance baby!
Finally offering yourself to share your gifts is so much more than taking the actions. Cause, you know, if it wasn’t, we’d all be doing The Things years ago.
Offering yourself to the world is actually a lot about reparenting yourself. It’s a lot about learning how to speak with yourself and hold presence when you’re scared. Champion yourself to stay connected to your dreams and not let go. It’s a lot about being With your inner world.
In fact, I’m seeing more and more when I’m with my inner world, the external (actions) arise out of that connection. And I’m way less concerned about what others will say or how they’ll respond.
My world is more loving, connected, warm and friendly. And what’s possible from that place is Big Baby!!
How do you feel about sharing yourself? And how do you talk with and be with yourself around that?
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