Tall Poppy: Competition, Jealousy, Attack, Accomplishment, Achievement, Excellence, Being the “Bigger” Person
“The tall poppy is the one that gets cut!”
There is a phenomenon that happens down in Wonderland as well as above ground and that is the unhealthy and often unconscious instinct to try to bring someone down who is excelling and achieving above the crowd.
Similar to the Flamingo, the Tall Poppy has faced many social challenges, sometimes even within the closed ranks of dear friends and family. While the Flamingo is ridiculed for their flamboyant nature, the Tall Poppy is attacked because of some sort of special gift, talent, or drive that takes them out in front of the pack.
The Tall Poppy has taken root in your reading to encourage you to see the mindless and unhealthy truth behind the harsh words or actions coming your way (and to possibly ask you to consider if you are one of the crowd bringing some outstanding person down).
It is the innovators, the bold and courageous achievers who reach new heights that remind us that there is much more possible as individuals and as the collective of humans on planet Earth.
Be wary of feelings of jealousy and allow them to signal that you are in the presence of something or someone magnificent and worthy of praise.
Practice: Approach whomever it is you are feeling jealousy about and acknowledge them for the thing that is triggering you. Offer some kindness, and be curious about getting to know this person and see what happens to those voices of comparison and inadequacy.
There is so much more, grasshopper! There is more to discover about the Tall Poppy AND miles to go down the many different rabbit trails of Wonderland! Stay tuned for more, and if you'd like to be invited to online and in person gatherings, make sure to join our mailing list! You'll also be first to know about how to get your very own hard copy of the Go Ask Alice Oracle & Tea Party Game!
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Amanda Elo'Esh, MA
Amanda is author of the Go Ask Alice Oracle & Tea Party Game, Unlock Your Success Codes, and Elevationship: Turn Conflict into Greater Intimacy. She has presented around the world about shifting consciousness and subconscious healing. She is president and founder of Living Wisdom non-profit and facilitates safe and sacred plant medicine ceremonies in Napa Valley, CA.