As children, some of us were taught to “only speak when spoken to” or learned that when we spoke, we were not really heard. We may have found ourselves in an environment (maybe a family) where there are just certain things that you can’t or don’t talk about.
We may have learned to filter what we say because our dreams have been shot down, minimized, or laughed at. In the recent Alice in Wonderland movie, Alice is told by her potential fiancé, “It would be best to keep your visions to yourself. When in doubt, remain silent”. Our ancestors may have been punished or even beheaded for speaking their truth.
So, the fact that we struggle with speaking up, especially for ourselves, is not surprising and goes deep…And, that way of being no longer works for the radiance that we are cultivating.