We adopt narratives based on personal experience. Depending on the impact of experiences, especially if traumatic, determines whether or not we believe they are carved in stone; therefore, sub/consciously block avenues of potential growth.
When we allow a singular narrative to direct our thoughts, they in turn affect our emotions and prevented the very expansion our souls know it needs. Resistance to growth can cause you to hide your true light under a bushel for fear of being reproached.
However, returning to past experiences and rewriting the narrative allows you to choose how you want to think. Hindsight is 20/20, and you can use that insight to reprogram your past thoughts. This reprogramming will enable a gentler perspective which serves your greatest good. It will enable you to emerge from darkness to hone and utilize your gifts for the greatest good, regardless of any person or system of belief's judgement.
Severing every cord to past narratives that do not currently serve your highest good is the very thing which will enable your soul to expand into its full potential. Milton once said the most difficult journey a [wo]/man will take is within themselves. However, it's also the most liberating.
The past is not written in stone. You can return and alter the narrative anytime you choose. It may be scary, it may be painful; however, in the end it liberates patterns of thought you felt were carved in stone and opens up new avenues. After all, you might be pleasantly surprised at just WHO has been waiting for your light to shine:
Those you thought would judge you, who actually accept you because they feel the same way, but didn't know how to emerge from the darkness.
You matter; you have a purpose. Rewrite the narrative holding you back. Remove your light from under that bushel and allow it to illuminate the entire house. And at night, the glow can be seen from a distance through the window, guiding a fellow traveler.
Namaste for a beautiful weekend, fellow travelers! 🙏💙