I have a confession to make, I have a big fear of public speaking. Yes, I know you may be thinking to yourself, no not you! But yes, even though I didn't want to admit it, I must own it and deal with it. Believe it or not, for years I've listened to my inner critic telling me that I wasn't good enough, smart enough, pretty enough and incapable of expressing myself and articulate my authentic self. In addition to that, I feared that people would judge and criticize me for doing so.
One day I had an awareness that those thoughts and insecurities were apart of my ego that didn't want me to grow and remain small. The "big me" was trying to grow, evolve and progress for years but I suppressed it because of all the fears and limitations I placed on myself. It felt good being in a place of comfort, complacent and accepting where I was and not having to challenge myself to dare to be different, let go and fly. I suppressed it as long as I could and even though I looked good on the outside, I was dying inside.
My spirit was suffocating and couldn't find a way to grow, evolve and express herself. It started to show up by the aches and pains in my body temple. I started to think back when my children were growing up, they were growing so fast they would always out grow their shoes first. You know how uncomfortable it feels wearing shoes that are too tight and small. It causes a lot of discomfort, hurt, pain, blisters and corns that will last for years and sometimes never go away. When we make a choice to stay small and avoid listening to the voice of our higher self, it sets up energetic blocks that manifest as health issues in the body.
We've all experienced growing pains and fear when life calls us to step out, take a leap or walk through the doors of uncertainty. But if you never stand up, face it and do it anyway, you'll never know what may be waiting for you on the other side. So you must first recognize and own that you are afraid. Next, you must accept the fact that you're not courageous enough to do it alone and call upon your higher power (God/Goddess, Universe, Infinite Intelligence, Divine Mind) to assist you. God's "super" connected with your "natural" ability to take action will give you "SUPERNATURAL" to accomplish whatever you put your mind too !
So how about you? What is your biggest fear? What's stopping you and keeping you small?
I'd love to hear your thoughts, time to face your fear and do it anyway.