Is shame the excuse for staying small?

Society has so many rules for you. Rules to make sure you don’t believe too highly of yourself, and thus find your own power. It is easier to control a crowd who believe they are powerless, then it is to control those who know they are free and powerful.

By giving in to your shame you are giving in to those who want to control you. By feeling shame for who you are you are allowing the rules of society, created to control you, to do just that. You allow the rules of others to control you. You have adopted these standards for being, and as you shame yourself for not living up to these rules, you also declare yourself wrong.

You feel shame because your body shows the world how you eat. You feel shame for not being able to control yourself. You feel shame for being so afraid and cowardly. You feel shame for being so emotional and sensitive. You feel shame for being so weak. You feel shame for having such big dreams. You feel shame for being you.

How can there be room for expansion when you feel so much shame? How can you grow when you shame yourself small, over and over again?

By allowing yourself the luxury of being ashamed of who you are, you are allowing the rules of society to RULE you. By refusing to break these rules you are accepting and agreeing to the rules, every day all over again. Each time you feel shame for who you are, you are accepting and approving the rules all over again. Every time you feel shame for who you are, you state to the Universe that others may rule you. Every time you feel shame for who you are, you declare that others know what is best for you. Every time you allow yourself to hide behind shame you refuse to step into your power.

When you feel shame you give yourself a reason to stay small. You pretend you cannot be who you wish to be and so you have the perfect excuse to stay small. You pretend you cannot be who you wish to be until you are perfect, and so you refuse to step into who you really are. Shame is a tool to keep you small, but instead of letting society rule you, you now do the work for them. You shame yourself and keep yourself small, all on your own. You are the trained monkey, and you do all their work for them, punishing yourself for being who you should not be. Shame is the perfect excuse to not have to push through the fear and step into the fullness of who you are.

If you want to be that greatness that you can now only sense within you, let go of the shame. Stop hiding behind the shame of who you are. Accept who you are and wear the crown with pride. You are who you are. That is exactly as intended. Be you. Be proud. Let go of the shelter of shame, and be free in your expression. Only you can make you wrong, so just stop doing that. Stop making yourself into the illusion. You are not of the illusion so you can not be wrong. You are the truth, the one energy, you are love. Stop hiding. Stop making excuses. Stop shaming. Just be you.

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