Over the last several weeks I have assigned a few clients in my world the assignment of celebrating themselves and taking up more space.
Both of them are already super skillful at what they do, yet are not choosing to fully own the potency of what they are already offering.
When I first heard the term 'take up space' I felt hesitation--especially because I related it to the idea of being cocky--which I despise.
As I started to observe all those that I choose to call 'teachers' I noticed a common thread; they are some of the most humble people I have ever met in my life, yet thy are extremely confident in the subject matters of expertise.
They take up space without making me feel like their sense of individuality has run amuck or that there isn't enough space for me to express.
Take time to notice where in your life you dampen your light. Where do you step back instead of stepping up? When do you have your head down or avoid eye contact with others?
What does your body language speak in certain situations? And what is the internal dialogue that holds you back from fully shining in a confident but not conceded way?
As Marianne Williamson writes: "There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do...And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”