Here’s a thing :: This path, the path of standing in our Light, of embracing fully who we are, it isn’t easy. It can be heartbreaking. And sometimes it can be very lonely. But we aren’t alone. We only need to reach out and connect to the people who are doing the same thing: standing in their light, embracing who they are. Because sometimes we find our people this way. They don’t replace the people who broke our hearts by trying to hold us down; instead they are new people who help us build anew from our own rubble and ashes and become stronger and brighter than we ever were before.
Shame would have us believing that it is far more important to play small, to be lonely, to not seek out our people. That it’s “safer.” I bought into this story for a long time. What if they laugh at me? What if they think I’m/my work is dumb? What if they don’t want or need another another friend/collaborator/comrade?
You know what? No a single one of the women I have reached out to, not a one of them, have laughed at me or told me my work is worthless or that they don’t need another friend. Every single one of these women have embraced me in their ways. And I am safer now, standing next to them and in my own light than ever before.
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