Once upon a time a girl who had been (for way too long) conforming, fitting the mould, following the rules and carrying the weight of the 'should-ers' on her shoulders, decided, once-and-for-all-and-finally, that enough was enough.
She vowed from that day forward...
She would no longer try to stuff her gorgeous, omniscient, brilliant light into the dullest, darkest box, splintered by the tiniest of cracks - formed from the shame, sadness, guilt and hurt which only allowed her to shine a slither at at time.
She would let go of caring what everyone else thought or felt about her, regardless of who they were and instead vowed to listen to her DIVINE truth. The seat of her own infinite, inner wisdom, forged over many lifetimes, yet often neglected by her in her quest to be everything to everyone.
She would give up her desire to please others "no matter what" - a natural tendency that had allowed her to put herself so far down the list of priorities that she barely recognised or remembered her own desires or sense of self.
She would follow the beat of her own heart and would love herself.
She would stand tall and powerful.
She would let her radiance illuminate the world.
She would rest in the eternal knowledge that despite the fiercest of fears and deepest of doubts she was, in fact, enough; that she had always BEEN enough and she would forever be enough.
Then she would boldly, and oh so bravely step right out into the world again - walk herself off into the most beautiful magnificent and magical, rainbow tinged sunset she had ever witnessed, destined (and determined) to live happily, ever after.