Monica Marie Jones
Expand Your Space
Updated: May 18, 2020
When my brother and I were children, we loved playing in our grandparents' backyard. It felt like we were exploring an expansive, enchanted forest. We would go on hiking adventures around the perimeter, explore the garden filled with fruit and vegetables, and investigate the fascinating brick barbeque grill. We felt protected from the rest of the world by the towering wooden fences that surrounded our urban oasis.
Several years later, when I returned to their home as an adult and peered into the yard, I was shocked to see that it all seemed so small. How could this be?
The yard didn’t shrink, I grew.
Sometimes, things only appear to be so large because we are looking at them in relation to the space they are in physically, or the space we are in mentally and emotionally.
Size is relative. It depends on the space, or lack thereof surrounding it. As we grow, as our faith grows, and as our vision grows, things that once seemed insurmountable begin to shrink in comparison.
What have you outgrown? Which thoughts, behaviors, relationships, environments, habits, or words are beginning to burst at the seams as you try to fit who you are becoming inside of them?
As you are limited to confines of your home or bound by the restraints of a limiting belief or mindset, you may be experiencing something that feels far too massive to fit. As you grow into the vastness of your healed inner and outer world, the challenges that you are experiencing will begin to shrink in relation to the space you’ve made available.
Expand Your Physical Space. Every level of my growth has required a move. In some cases, it was a literal move to a larger home, more land, or a different neighborhood. In other instances, I had to move things out of my space that held energy or memories which were no longer in alignment with the current plan for my life. Every release made space for something even greater.
Expand Your Mental Space. Unfair expectations were going to be the ultimate breaker of my heart. I say unfair instead of unrealistic because I had been notorious for trying to fit people in my life into molds that were not of their own design, but ones that I concocted based on what the world told me a person in that role should be. Once I released that pressure that I'd imposed on others, I freed myself.
Compress Your Circle. Sometimes, there are people or relationships in our lives that are taking up space which is reserved for our own growth and healing. This can be measured by how you feel before, during, and after you are in community with them. Do you feel that you have gained something when you are with them or are you left feeling drained?
This week I challenge you to consider what feels out of place in your mental and physical space. Perhaps your ideas are too big for your environment, or your dreams are too big for those around you to understand. How or where might you shift, physically or mentally, in order to activate your growth?
Access to my energy is a privilege.
I am making space for my growth.
I am releasing anything that inhibits my growth.
Master Your Mindset to Manifest a Life You Love. Most Sincerely, Monica Marie Jones Your Soul Journey Guide