Your shields have been in place for a good reason, my friends. You are being protected from some fierce drama, and you need to just keep on moving. Leave the shields in place, let it all be as it is, and go be your wonderful, fabulous selves. Let other people have their drama dance–they need to do it for some reason, and that’s fine. But it’s their _____ (bullshit, dance, path, medicine, take your pick). It’s not yours, and you don’t need to be a part of it. In fact, it’s wrong for you to be a part of it. You’ve already sacrificed so much. Too keep engaging with it would be like finally winning the lottery after years of scrimping and saving and sacrificing, and then setting all that money on fire. Stupid, right? So don’t do it. Gather up your winnings, your energy, your beautiful self, and just MOVE ON. Do your own beautiful dance however it works for you, engaging your gifts, your creativity, your passions, and let others do their thing. Be you. Do you. And stop letting other people take your stuff. For reals.