Safe Spaces. They Are Magical.
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„We can`t be brave in the big world without at least one small safe space to work through our fears and falls.“ - Brené Brown
There are these unsafe spaces „smelling“ of stigma and shame. Prejudice is the main furniture of these spaces. Those spaces where you might receive looks from others that make your muscles tense up. Spaces in which you might hear words that are spoken to you or about you that make you hurt. Where you go into fight, flight or freeze mode.
These spaces are energy-draining. If they are really hurtful, you might start to protect yourself by trying to make yourself invisible: You begin to no longer openly communicate your needs and wishes. At some point you might not even be able to sense them anymore. Your system locks them inside, as they might stay unfulfilled and that would mean more hurting. Your boundaries might not be respected and might be crossed.
You share your strong wish for safety with all humanity. That’s why we need to create more safe spaces. When you feel safe enough to be all that you are, you feel safe enough to become all that you can be. That’s why safe spaces are magical. There are safe spaces, in which your soul can move freely. Where you can openly and ferociously communicate your needs and wishes. Here you are seen and listened to. Here you can open up about your fears and hardship. You can feel safe enough to work through them. To harness the potential that lies in each of them to help you stand in your true power. Your boundaries are respected and protected. The main furniture here are soft blankets and pillows woven out of acceptance and attention.
If you have those safe spaces in your life, cherish and protect them. Should you be in need of one right now, you are warmly invited to get in touch and let Soulchat be your safe space.
Authors: Leonie Görlitz and Maren Jakob