That which has been protecting you has also been confining you. You are the maker of your own prisons — the question is, will you give yourself the key so you can come and go as you please. The beg question now is, should you take in more or stay with what you have. You are afraid of being overwhelmed, but don’t let this fear cause you to limit yourself too much. Listen to what your soul is telling you, and based on what it says do some exploring. Making friends with your own fears, that is, coming to understand them better, will bring greater spaciousness to your life.