Suppression leads to pressure. When we deny who we are, what we want to create, how we want to express ourselves, we feel that pressure closing in on us.
This pressure from suppression can make it feel even more difficult to identify what we want to create because it causes confusion and chaos in our field.
But we can choose to alchemize that pressure and let it form us into a diamond. Pushing us past our limitations and helping us break through old patterns and beliefs about what we’re capable of.
It all comes back to self reflection:
How am I feeling?
Why am I feeling that way?
How am I suppressing myself, my emotions, my desires and ideas?
What exactly are those ideas and desires?
What can I do right now to support myself more compassionately?
What can I do long term to create the environment I’m seeking - to express myself more fully?
Where may I need help with this?
Identifying true limitations vs limitations of the mind can point you in the direction of the origin of the suppression point. (Hint: there are very few true limitations).
Knowledge is power, so asking yourself these questions and answering honestly is imperative for moving through that pressure.
This is how we turn a seemingly negative situation into an opportunity = alchemy.
There’s not a person walking this earth who has not felt overwhelmed by their own doubts, fears, and outdated beliefs about who they are and what they can do. But it’s up to each of us to decide to allow that pressure to continue, or to allow it to shape us into the next best version of who we truly are and who we want to be.