Mother’s Day is almost here. Normally I write a post suggesting that you buy a gift for your mother, wife, sister, daughter, and other women in your life, but this year I want to change this a bit. Buy a Shield for yourself first.
Janice Masters posted an article “Women’s People-Pleasing and the Ties That Bind” “Is it possible that you’re allowing the expectations of others to determine whether or not you move forward toward your dreams? Sometimes people that we love have ongoing expectations, or even demands of us that kind of hold us hostage…because we allow them to.
In fact, this pattern can be so powerful a deterrent that we don’t even allow ourselves to KNOW what those withheld dreams ARE!! Can you imagine! These are the ties that bind us and keep us from our true personal freedom.”
She goes on to talk about the need to get out of these patterns and develop a little “Sacred Selfishness”. I know this isn’t how you were probably raised, but before you recoil in horror, think about it; if you give everything to everyone else, you end up without enough energy to keep going, and they suffer too. Continue reading