Anxiety. Stress. Worry. Fear. All emotions that cause you to retract within yourself have the ability to turn you into a ball of emotion. I remember the days that turned into years of wanting to just curl up in a ball and never be seen again. Feelings are not always accurate in the way they present themselves. For this reason it is important to know that emotions or feelings are just guides to something deeper.
There is nothing wrong with you. You are not lost or broken. As I have allowed myself to wander through times of expansion and retraction that I have found the truth. That truth is that you have the power to take whatever it is you are feeling and learn to find the inner meaning. In the moments of retraction where you draw in on yourself, this need to be small, to hide, actually causes your soul pain because your soul needs freedom. Your soul needs to expand. Your soul is content in being all that you are. All that you were created to be. For everyone ever to spend even a single moment in this world was meant to shine in the beauty that is theirs and theirs alone.
When you retract, your soul is not being all that it is meant to be. When you retract, your inner fire dims. You are not meant for dimness. You are meant to shine. You are meant for marvelous things. You DO hold the power within yourself to take a deeper look into the bigger picture the emotion or feeling is directing you toward. If you struggle finding your way into or out of the emotions or feelings, then find someone who can help you see the bigger picture, help you see yourself clearly so you can step in the beauty that is you. So you can expand your inner fire and take hold of the magic of you.
I know what it is like to live in a constant state of retraction, but I also know the way out because I have lived in both states of retraction and expansion. I have found I can wander through both states, but no longer needing to retract. Ever. Even when it seems like the world is throwing everything it has at me. This means you can do it to. For you were created for expansion. You were created to understand every emotion and feeling that ever comes to you, no matter where it comes from, no matter where it is taking you. You are the master of you. You are the master of your mind, of your feelings and emotions, of your beliefs.
You are loved. You are love. Nothing should take that away from you or cause you to look in another direction. Your soul comes from love, is love, and loves every piece of you. Even what you perceive as mistakes, mishaps, wrong turns, accidents, or whatever name you call it, even during retraction, love is still inside of you. Still longing for you to expand. Longing for you to see the truth of all the wonder that is you. You are magnificent. Love all the magnificence of you. Celebrate it. Allow your inner fire to consume you into expansion. It is during expansion that you impact the entire world. Your light shines out in an energy wave that affects the whole. You are powerful when you love all of your pieces. You are powerful when you embrace the love that is you and share it with the world. You are meant for greatness.