Don’t dim your light to accommodate someone else’s smallness. We are all born to shine big and bright. The universe is expanding and you are part of the universe, so expanding is part of your nature. If someone makes you want to retract, notice, and slowly back away, they are not for you and you are not for them. Or better yet, find it within yourself to expand and shine your light anyway. Flowers don’t open and close according to who is walking by. They open and show their beauty regardless.
Light up no matter who is around you. When you do, you make it easier for your people to find you. And if others don’t want to be around you, or you make them feel uncomfortable, it’s because you are shining light on the fact that they are dimming to fit in themselves. And by you choosing to shine bright you may just inspire them to turn on their light too. Or not. Keep your light on anyway, and watch as life shines right back at you.
If you have kept your brightness restrained and your light dimmed, chances are the people in your life have gotten used to that.
All relationships are essentially an energetic agreement. Some are built around one person shining, others around two people shining at the same level, and others around two people happy for the other freely to shine bright (the best kind).
The moment one person decides to start rising up and allowing their light to shine, it changes the energetic agreement and can create some waves. That’s completely normal.
CHOOSE TO SHINE ANYWAY
The relationships that are meant to last will adapt to the change in energy. Others won’t. But that’s because they were likely born under the proviso of ‘I love you as long as you don’t shine more brightly than me.’ That’s OK, not all people are meant to be in your life forever. But the lessons they teach us can still live on.
WORK YOUR LIGHT
Who in your life raises you up, wants you to win and is genuinely happy when you shine?
Who in your life can’t hack it if you shine more brightly than them?