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Don't Stay Somewhere that Makes You Feel Small

Updated: Oct 28, 2019

By Brandon Alter:


You’re enormous, and I’m not talking about your physical body, so don’t even go there. I’m talking about your charisma, your life force; I’m talking about the size of your unique contribution to this world. Your medicine is huge. It’s bigger than you can conceive.

Oprah says, "The universe can dream a bigger dream for you than you can ever dream for yourself."

And we gotta use that same philosophy when thinking about the range and scope of our life’s purpose. It’s bigger than we could ever imagine, and thank goddess for that!

"You are so much stronger than you give yourself credit for."

And I don’t just mean your muscles. Your heart is stronger than you could ever imagine, and your spirit is too! It’s high time we started getting real about the false limitations around us; it’s high time we start tearing them down. You are not weak, and you are not lazy, and you are not insignificant.

We need to surround ourselves with people who encourage us to expand and take bigger risks and claim our power completely!

So why would we ever allow ourselves to be told the opposite? How could we ever stay in a job or a relationship or even a neighborhood that tries to shrink us?

Taking in

You cannot be made small. You cannot be made dim. You are too big and too bright. But you can be made to FEEL small. And if you ever start to feel that way, if you ever start to doubt your radiance and your value and the big beautiful life that’s waiting to be born from your body and your breath—well, honey, that’s just the devil and all his lies coming up on your back bumper. So put your pedal to the metal and speed the hell out of there.

Life is too short and you are too precious to spend one second more in a place that makes you feel small!

BRANDON ALTER is a queer healer, Tarot reader, teacher, mystic, and writer living in Los Angeles. He is passionate about sharing spiritual tools that have helped him reconnect to the wisdom of his heart. Brandon is the Tarot reader in residence for The Numinous and he co-hosts The Spiritual Gayz with his husband, a twice-monthly podcast dedicated to exploring the wide reaches of spirituality, without pretending that it all makes sense. Brandon’s mom took him to his very first psychic when he was seven and gave him his first Tarot deck when he was eleven. Since then he has devoted himself to the study of Tarot, Yoga, Pilates, Reiki, Astrology, and Shamanic Skills. Visit to learn more. To sign up for The Spiritual Gayz newsletter and get these Tarotscopes delivered to your inbox, click here.

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