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Expanding to Our Full Selves

When you were a kid, did you ever have any of the sponge animals that come in the little capsules? You know, you put them in water and the capsule dissolves and the sponge inside starts unfolding and expanding to reveal a fish, or a dinosaur, or a hippo, perhaps?

I used to love them, and now my kids have them too. It’s fun to watch them unfurling, trying to guess what will emerge. Sometimes we’ll even just pop them out of the capsules and drop them straight into the water so we don’t have to deal with the slimy capsule.

But have you ever tried to squeeze them back in there after they’ve expanded? It’s impossible to squeeze the sponge creature back in — once they expand it is permanent.

What does this have to do with anything? Well, I recently heard a metaphor I can’t get out of my head. That many of us are like the crunched sponge animals — we contract and squeeze ourselves into small spaces of limitation.

We get encapsulated by our patterns and expectations put upon us. We think we have to be a certain way so we crunch ourselves down.

We might not even be able to completely see who we are or what our fully expanded potential looks like. Perhaps some of us has unfolded, but we know there’s more.

We think small. We love small. We play small. And we actually get used to it — it doesn’t feel small anymore, it feels normal. We get used to living in a contracted way. We get numb to it.

We try to squeeze ourselves into a small personality or not fully shaped, small life, but we’re like the sponge animals — ready and waiting to unfold and expand to our full selves.

So the question is — what’s our water? What will get us to unfold and expand fully?

The expansive energies of love, joy, connection, beauty, wisdom. Tools, like Human Design, that start to reveal to us what might be unconscious or hidden from our sight up until now. The power inside that’s waiting to be revealed — and once we expand, we won’t be able to live in our contracted state any more. Just like the sponge creatures, there’s no going back. No fitting back into the capsule of limitation.

Are you ready to soak up expansive energies — to start unfurling? Once you start, there’s no going back….

If you want to join me on this journey of expansion, come on over to my Facebook group, Live Your Life By Design.

My vision is for it to be a safe, supportive space for us to show up, share, and support one another on this journey of expansion. Hope to see you there.

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