They believe that they’re kind of small and plain, without much talent or ability at anything special. They are often invisible, and can’t be easily seen behind the invalidating energy that is hiding them. This energy is the thing that says ‘there’s not a whole lot to see here, so don’t bother to look’.
Though they long to creatively express themselves, these people are held back from doing anything of the kind. It’s not safe, makes no sense, is a waste of time, takes them away from their ‘real’ work, and anyway it’s never going to go anywhere so why bother doing it in the first place? This is the kind of judgment some people handle when trying to step out of the shadows and become their true selves.
Sometimes people find that as they try to step up, to find more time and space to become themselves, they hit walls that seem to come from everywhere. If you’ve ever decided to create more space for yourself to write that book, learn to play the guitar, or create more for yourself and pick up after others less, you may have hit an energy wall at times. Sometimes the energy is a lie that tells you that you don’t really have much to say or express, so why not just play it safe and not try in the first place?
Though it may be easy to think up any number of reasons why you shouldn’t take time to embellish yourself, there are many more reasons to actually step up and do it. The main one is this; if you don’t do this for yourself, nobody else will.
This is the real reason why you are here – to do your work. You are the only one who can do what you can do. You become a gift and a great example to others when you embrace your gifts, develop them, and use them in the world. You are helping to create a new world by doing so.
So you are actually helping to move others along toward their own truth, when you embrace yours. Another way to say this is that by giving to yourself, you give to the rest of us. Thank you!