Whilst we might think we are keeping ourselves safe when we sit on our soul gifts, the effects of this are wider ranging, let me assure you.
Quite often, in my own experience and what I see with clients continually, there is also an unconscious pattern of protecting others in the process of attempting to stay SAFE.
You know, not wanting to rock the boat or trigger someone else’s fears, make anyone jealous, lose favour or even feel the pang of being ejected from a group mindset and thus excluded entirely.
When we lean more into the brave choice of letting our super powers have free expression in the world, this can create a divine dissolving of the karmic threads that keep you in a place of safety, for the sake of another person’s emotional safety.
So in order to truly let ourselves be our full selves, we must honestly take stock of WHO we are protecting in the process.
Let’s explore this .. in reality, this hiding means that those around you won’t have the pleasure of greatness being modelled to them, and you won’t have the pleasure of experiencing your next level of personal, professional and spiritual mastery [which really, is the same thing].
This emerging, blooming and growing out of the translucent membranes that have to date defined the space you claim in the world, can challenge the places where you are seen but not really seen.
In truth, for almost all of us in situations like this, there’s a good dose of people pleasing at play. Of course we don’t want to upset anyone!
And, here’s a whopper of a serving of safety – where your fear of expansion [and the fear of the collateral damage that it can create] OVERRIDES your desire for expansion.
This is of course common when we start to access part of ourselves – namely, our healing magic within – that the safety membrane that held us so secure stiffens and it challenges us to be resourceful in growing past it.
The current participants of HYHB are experiencing this right now, and this is the necessary step in the Initiation. In fact, crucial.
Because if we can’t recognise who we are protecting, then we’ll keep operating unconsciously.
Look, I am certainly no master of it. However I am keen to ask the questions that open up a glimpse of a new reality.
And, I know you know this, but how the heck does all this hiding serve HUMANITY?
Often it can be our friends or close colleagues we can seek to protect too. We don’t want to face the rejection of outgrowing them. Or face the exclusion or unwanted judgement.
But maybe, perhaps your friends are here to show you your threshold, so that you CAN outgrow it.
Perhaps you might be surprised WHO grows with you, after seeing your inspirational leap towards your highest, most potent self.
Or simply, perhaps it’s just Your Time, and no-one else around you is at that point, yet.
Because here’s the ultimate truth :
It’s time to stop side-stepping your destiny and staying in the calm harbour of familiarity.
It’s time to face the music – the glorious, exalted music of your soul’s brilliance.
It’s time to grow the new skin – the one that has room for your reclaimed awesomeness.
Well, why bloody not!
We can choose to get all precious + victim-esque about our woundings or consciously look them in the eye and extract the gold that is buried within them. Because every trauma has it. Every wound has wisdom tucked inside it.
And until we dare to stop hiding from OURSELVES, then we will also protect others along the way. It’s just what happens.
So, perhaps to three critical questions are :
What are you hiding from, within yourself?
Who are you protecting outside of you in the process?
And, what has the potential to be exposed or revealed when you drop the hiding and protecting?
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Hi kindred one, I'm Sarah K Jones and I live on the Sunshine Coast, Australia, close to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. I am the creatrix of the Healing Archetypes, devoted mentor to coaches, healers + wellness practitioners, and imperfect mama to a vibrant 3yo lass who constantly keeps me honest. Digitally you can also find me playing on Instagram and Facebook.