Dear Ones, there is an art to honouring what is best for you in a way that is kind to others. Understand that some people may have become very accustomed to you acting a certain way, and may react strongly to change. This does not mean you should deny what is right for you to appease another, but you can find a way to honour yourself AND be able to honour the people who are resistant to the change. Be kind and gentle. Explain that you are following your heart and inner guidance, but still love and care deeply about them and their feelings. Understand change can be very difficult for others.
Often times if you have denied yourself for a very long time, moving into what you want can seem sudden and unexpected. You may have done things that are very uncharacteristic for you, acting out because you have neglected your true wants and needs for so long. This is why it is so important to listen to and honour your own self consistently because denial of self will often end in reactive behaviour that can be hurtful and not in line with how you would prefer to be.
Dear Ones, communication, compassion, and consistency are key. You can indeed make big changes in your life and reduce the reactivity of others by being mindful and compassionate while steadfastly including your needs, your truth, and happiness as an essential part of the equation. This will move you into a far greater balance and ultimately more real interactions with others because you will be finally being your authentic self. Don’t expect others to know how you have been feeling all along, but if you express true regret for their discomfort and a true consistent and caring message about the importance of them and your need for change, you can do it in a way that will cause the least amount of hurt possible. ~Archangel Gabriel