Why is it uncomfortable for us to honour our gifts? Why does it feel so ingrained in society to play small? Is it through fear of judgement? Conditioning? It seems much easier for us to put ourselves down and focus on our ‘weaknesses’ rather than our strengths. The word gift used to feel really uncomfortable for me to hear. My shadow side pulled me deeply into my wounds and low self-worth so I wanted to play small. It wasn’t even a conscious thing. In a plant medicine ceremony last year the spirits said something which has been ingrained in my heart ever since ‘You are divine. Until you honour your divinity, how can you help others do the same?’ It has stuck with me and I often call upon those words at times when I need a reminder. It is in that space that I had to accept myself on all levels of my being. My physicality and my soul. My shadows and my LIGHT. My wholeness. In doing so my capacity to hold space for myself and others grew immensely after that acceptance. Afterwards it kept being reflected back to me everywhere I went. I noticed others honouring their gifts and I was in awe of them. I realised that playing small serves no one, especially not ourselves. Witnessing others owning their gifts activated me to do the same. It truly inspired me. Gifts come in many different forms, shapes and sizes. Not one person on Earth is the same, therefore our gifts are completely unique too. We all bring our own medicine. So I wonder why we stay small more than we choose to humbly acknowledge our gifts? I realise that trauma has a big part to play in this. Our emotional wounds and low self-esteem. The parts of us that are in so much pain they are actually frightened of our light. It is our light which scares us the most, so we stay stuck in fear. We stay In a place which seems comfortable yet actually it is the opposite and moving out of it into the light could set us free.
What if we reframed the way we feel about the word gift completely? If you think about it, we are all from the same source. So actually the gifts that we each hold are not necessarily ours, we are just embodying them in this life. We are expressing divine energy. How beautiful does it feel to acknowledge that? Let it sink into your heart… Whilst you are so blessed to have a choice, why not express your spirit into this world? I am not talking about on here but in reality. In your being. In your day to day life. I choose to acknowledge my gifts now. I am here to spread light and help raise the consciousness of humanity. I know that my sensitive energy, healing hands and open heart are vessels for light to channel, so that others can awaken and connect to the divine in themselves. This is the medicine that I share. How I thought I could carry on in service to others without honouring my own light, I do not know. What are your unique gifts? What is holding you back from accepting them? The closer you become to your own truth, the more joy and acceptance you can feel, the higher your vibration. The brighter your light shines, the more people around you will be inspired to do the same. You are the only one who can find acceptance for yourself, so you do not need the approval of others. However, I have to honour the support and love of my partner, friends and community as a force which helps me to stay connected to my truth. We do all need support. Lets help each other rise. Let’s support each other to grow at a time when the world really needs more light to shine ✨