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Listen to me. Right now.

You are not too much. You have never been too much. You will never be too much.

The very idea is preposterous. Because you were born to be you. All of you. Not a tiny acceptable sliver. Not a watered down version with colors dulled and edges softened.

No. You were meant to be every last pulsing-bleeding-loving-crying-feeling bit.

And if someone tells you that you are too much for them, the only truth you need to remember is this:

It is highly likely that they are not now, and never could have been, near enough for you.

Because you, my girl. You are the sun and the moon and the stars. You are the force that pulls the tides. You are the unrestrained howl under a wide-open moon. You are the essence of what it is to dance into ecstasy. You are the heat and the sex and the sweat and the burn and soft and the grace and the grit and the ocean of tears.

You are all of everything.

You are the mother of us all and the daughter of the universe.

You walk through shadows and light.

You burn down and rise up and hold captive the pulse of the world.

You make the gods tremble.

And that, my dear, is bound to make some people crazy uncomfortable. It will make them pull back and push away. Because the way you dance with your shadows and your steadfast commitment to your light will push them into spaces that are fascinating and compelling and utterly terrifying. Your very being asks them to step into places they may not be near ready to visit, let alone stay.

Because like the depths of the ocean that calls you home, you will never be easy.

But darling, you were not brought here for easy. You are here for so much more.

Because you are a boundary pusher.

You’re a truth seeker.

You’re temptation and seduction and heat.

You’re a mirror and a sorcerer and inside you swirl the power of the ancients.

So no, you are not easy.

But in the space of that truth – please also know this. Do not get this confused with the notion that you do not deserve the deepest ease. Don’t for a minute let them convince you that you will not know the grace of a lover who does not require that you constantly translate yourself or diminish yourself or quiet your storm or tone down your extravagant love.

Because that, my girl, is bull*

Because out there somewhere there is a love who will never dream of calling you too much. Who speaks, like you, in poetry and candlewax and stardust. Who runs outside on stormy nights to howl at the moon. Who collects bones and sings incantation and talks to the ancestors. And that lover, when you find him or her, will see you and know you – just as you are and just as you should be.

And they will say yes. Yes, you. I will go there with you. I have been waiting for this.

And so while you are waiting, I want you to do this. For me, and for every last too much girl out there.

You take all that too much and you channel it. You gather every last ember of your too much broken heart and you light that flame. And in doing so you will call forth the others and you sing the song that brings us home.

And then you – in your infinite, perfect too-muchness – unleash it all on the world. And you go and love too much and you cry too much and you swear too much. Fall in love to fast and get sad too often and laugh too loudly and demand with clarity the exact terms of your own desired existence.

Don’t you dare consider doing anything but that.

Because we need you. Every one of us, man or woman, who has been called too much. You are our reminder, in the most desperate of moment, that we are exactly as we should be.

Every last too-much bit.

Author: Jeanette Leblanc


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13 thoughts on “Listen to me. Right Now! Now is Your Time

  1. Let us all be too much. Let our light shine through. May we be what we all can be to the fullest

    Posted on 03/18/2018 at 2:54 pm
    1. Yes, lets!

      Posted on 03/22/2018 at 4:10 pm
  2. What a beautiful post…. love the inspiration.

    Posted on 03/18/2018 at 5:17 pm
  3. Loved this post. What a great reminder to be ourselves and never let anybody try belittle us. I’ll take away your sentence: If you are too much for some then they are not enough for you.

    Posted on 03/18/2018 at 5:44 pm
    1. That is one of my favorite lines too!

      Posted on 03/22/2018 at 4:10 pm
  4. What a beautiful and inspiring post! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

    Posted on 03/18/2018 at 6:34 pm
  5. “And if someone tells you that you are too much for them, the only truth you need to remember is this:
    It is highly likely that they are not now, and never could have been, near enough for you.”

    There are times that I feel like there’s something wrong with me. That no matter what I do, I can’t be good enough for them.
    This is something for me to reflect on during the Holy Week break.

    Posted on 03/19/2018 at 10:02 am
    1. Roselle, I hear you and have been there more often then I like to admit. The struggle is real but we shall overcome

      Posted on 03/22/2018 at 4:11 pm
  6. Very inspiring post!! It’s great to read post like this.

    Posted on 03/19/2018 at 10:14 am
  7. This was such an inspiring post. You are right when you say “You have never been too much, you will never be too much” – it makes perfect sense!

    Posted on 03/19/2018 at 12:20 pm
  8. What a beautiful poem! Im saving it so I can read it again:)

    Posted on 03/20/2018 at 9:51 am
  9. Beautiful post and reminder for our capabilities. This is very inspiring and motivating.

    Posted on 03/21/2018 at 9:52 am
  10. Reading this I felt so emotional as its so beautiful. Jeanette has a way with words and it is as if she was speaking to me directly. Thank you for sharing it.

    Posted on 03/21/2018 at 7:28 pm