Smallness and shrinking back, as much as you may feel it is unbidden by you, is arrogance. It is the attempt to declare that you are something other than the greatness of God. It is an act of separation and wilfulness. Aligning with this small, cramped, limited self just so we could be out on our own, doing our own special, miserable existence.
We are so Big, so Bright, so Beautiful. Each and every one of us, such perfect, delightful creations of God.
So, come on out to the forefront of your own energy, of your own goodness. Ask for what you need and want and what you know in your integrity to be right for you in this moment.
Walk tall with a spring in your step because of who you are. Be happy to shine, to 'shine the Light in which you are created'. This is our purpose.