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There is a Part of You that is Ready






There is a part of you that wants to play it small

There is a part of you that finds safety in that smallness

Like the old dog who resists change

There is an old dog inside of you who says


“Don’t be too loud”

“Don’t be too big”

“Don’t shine too brightly”


I know there is because that old dog lives inside me too


This old dog is loyal and desires to guard what you hold most precious


What she’s really saying when she says


“Don’t be too loud”

Is “Don’t judge me”


There is a part of you that wants to play it small because it’s afraid to fail


There is a part that would rather keep our dreams hidden under wraps to protect us from the vulnerability of exposing the depth of our longing


There is a part that is afraid of being laughed at and called a fool


There is a part that would rather stuff our dreams into the bottom of the wardrobe because…


What if I can’t do it?

What if I’m not enough?

What if…


And then there is another part


There is a part of you that is longing


There is a part of you that is longing to be seen


There is a part of you that knows to ignore your dreams is to kill a tiny part of yourself each night


And even though the old dog pulls at the hem of your shirt

There is a bigger part that cannot be held down from your souls knowing


There is a part of you that is ready

That is determined to play it big


There is a part of you that is ready to take on the task

Of unveiling the power that resides within you


I know this to be true

Because otherwise you would not be sitting here


I am here to show compassion to your old loyal dog

And to speak to the one who is ready.


I see you.


And I am ready to receive you in your full power


Your radiance does not scare me.


Your radiance excites and enlivens me.


This work is not glamorous, or easy or linear.


This work requires commitment

This work requires us to take full responsibility for our lives.


This work is never complete.


If you’re waiting to be fully healed, fully realised before stepping out into the world

You will be waiting forever.


This work is a lifetime relationship with oneself.


This work is learning how to become ever closer to yourself


We are never fully healed, we simply learn how to be close with our pain,

and not run away from it.


Your suffering is always a doorway into greater compassion

All you must do it make the choice to walk through


So much of our lives is beyond our control

All we truly have control over is our choices.


Whatever hardship you’ve experienced


You have the choice to make meaning from it

To learn from it

To support others through it


That choice. That is the work.


That choice is the difference between powerless and powerful.


You have the choice to love the parts of you that self sabotage

The parts that doubt and resist

To accept them so fully that they hold no power over you but empower you to know yourself


You have the choice to become the beloved of the truth

To cut away all that is not you

And carve your discernment into pointed arrows


You have the choice to lean in to fear and failure

To find curiosity in their strange landscapes

And make friends with their lessons


Every moment of every day we are making choices


The more choices you realise are available to you, the more freedom you have


Our work here to is simple


It is to lead others to the doorway of compassion

And reveal the choice to walk through it.


In compassion we find acceptance

In acceptance we find softening

In softening we find in release

In release we find peace.



There is a part of you that is ready


There is a part of you

That has already

walked through the door



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