1. a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands.
2. the result of such a settlement.
something intermediate between different things:
The split-level is a compromise between a ranch house and a multistoried house.
3. an endangering, especially of reputation; exposure to danger, suspicion, etc.:
a compromise of one’s integrity.
verb (used with object), com·pro·mised, com·pro·mis·ing.
1. to settle by a compromise.
2. to expose or make vulnerable to danger, suspicion, scandal, etc.; jeopardize:
a military oversight that compromised the nation’s defenses.
1. to bind by bargain or agreement.
to bring to terms.
verb (used without object), com·pro·mised, com·pro·mis·ing.
1.to make a compromise or compromises:
The conflicting parties agreed to compromise.
2. to make a dishonorable or shameful concession:
He is too honorable to compromise with his principles.
Compromise is actually an act of aggression, though subtle. Let’s simply examine the definitions of the word itself. The primary definition begins with “to settle”. Settlement is a matter of accepting less than what is desired. Our choice to accept less than what is desired is essentially a declaration that we are undeserving of that which we determined to be best for us; whatever we express as a reflection of our personal happiness.
Think of compromise in the context of war. It is basically a treatise of surrender. Why do we surrender? Surrender is acknowledgment of defeat. Don’t be fooled. No one engaged in battle agrees to stop fighting except he believes he is unable to accomplish the agenda of engaging in warfare in the first place. If you are content in your being, you never enter into conflict in the first place.
If we were to borrow from the Greco-Roman mythos of the Bible, we can see the only reason we actually ever fail to accomplish what we set out to, and that reason is that we give up too soon. That is what compromise is…
Galatians 6:7-9 reads “Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
Compromise is to give up before due season. It is borne of anxiety. We must remember that “God” is within us. “God” is actually our purest, highest intention for ourselves. Contrary to a lot of modern “spirituality”, “the devil” is not within you as “God” is. The adversary is all that which seeks to bind you, and to keep you from the inheritance of the Kingdom within you.
Our salvation is the repentance to our sovereignty, in accountability for creating the life of our dreams. There’s actually a huge difference between manifestation and attraction. Manifestation requires complete intimacy with Self, because one can only manifest that which is within. There is no way to price the Kingdom within each of us because it is invaluable. Thus, manifestation is a type and shadow of birthing.
We are conditioned in this society towards anxiety. The illusion of time creates false deadlines, and we feel we have to reach a certain destination by a certain time. We value becoming over being, which leads us to transgress against our own Souls. We enter into friendships, marriages, and business relationships that are less than exactly what we want because we begin to doubt ourselves. We lose faith in our ability to 👉🏿 manifest 👈🏿 exactly what we want, when the issue is never our ability. The issue is our impatience.
All those voices badgering you about going to school, getting a job, getting married, having children; the pressure to sacrifice your happiness in the moment to satisfy the fantasies other have invented for you are eating you alive. Trust me, I get it. I have been there, and I learned that the more we compromise to please others the easier it becomes to do it… until we have lost ourselves.
Are you familiar with the question “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his Soul?” That is what compromising does. We betray our own integrity, i.e. our Holiness, when we idolize others as so essential to our existence that we are willing to sell ourselves into slavery in exchange for perceived benefits. The thing is, those benefits are temporal. They are nothing but variables, while your Soul is, and always has been, the one constant in your life. It is your own Soul that will never leave you or forsake you.
What is it that leads you to actually believe someone else is more powerful than you, at least as it pertains to your own life? I know for me, it was my home life that taught me to sin. Actual sin is just Self-betrayal. It is when you violate your own will out of the the promise of reward or the threat of punishment. For many of us, our parents ignorantly programmed us to believe that we have to do what we really don’t want to in order to get something we want. A lot of times, those were things that are considered to be parental responsibilities in the first place.
I was ridiculed for talking so much as a child. I began to feel like my voice was not as important as the voices of others. It got to a point that adult relatives would promise to pay me if I would just stop talking. (Ironically, as I grew older, people actually began to pay me to speak. How’s that for a subplot? 😂😂😂) So, because I had become conditioned to view money as more valuable than my own heart and Soul, I compromised the I AM that I AM just to get the money. I entered into business arrangements as a child at the cost of my authenticity.
Remember the quip “Go where you are celebrated, not where you are just tolerated”? Compromise is an act of tolerance, and what is actually does is creates a debt that is impossible to pay in full. It is a shadow of chattel slavery because it is basically a lifetime agreement only breakable by death. We are remembering, as a global community, the principles of alignment. Alignment demands no compromise because the vibrations are already parallel. Everything just flows.
How Do We Save Ourselves From Compromise?
Salvation is basically manumission from conformity to the demands of the world. This all begins with our commitment to Self-mastery. To be a Master of Self is to be a slave to none. It requires, above all else, repentance to our Inherent Divinity. Most often, we have to separate ourselves from the world. In the Hebrew mythos this looked like Abraham leaving his parents and kin to pursue his destiny, Jacob being left alone at Peni’el to wrestle with himself, and Moses being on the mountain all alone for forty days and forty nights. In the novel “The Alchemist” by Paolo Cohello, it was Santiago departing home in search of his personal legend.
All of these tales are instances of individuals getting away from everything familiar, which actually only helped them rediscover the power within them. The sanctification of each of these individuals brought about manifestation like nothing they had ever seen before. Each of them gained the revelation of who they truly were, which eventually persuaded them to never have to settle than what was best for them. They had a clear picture of what they truly deserved, and realized that no one else was able to supply them with it.
We all can do the exact same thing. We must go within by turning our eyes and ears away from what is without. What you will discover is that nothing adscititious can validate you. You realize that you and your Kingdom are inextricable. Thus, there is nothing anyone else can add to or take away from your significance. This makes it so much easier to go where you flow rather than attempting to force your way into spaces where you are unwelcome.
So you first have to remember who you are, and after you remember who you are, you begin to represent yourself as you are rather than how others have perceived you. This is how you tap into your power Source as the God or Goddess you are. This is not to say that we should be reclusive, but it is essential to know that we are each enough all by ourselves. This causes us to always keep in mind just how infinite, invaluable, and immeasurable we are. We are all too big to fit inside the boxes others create for us, and when we compromise we settle for squeezing into confined spaces that we just don’t fit in, and this causes our Souls great discomfort.
Once you quiet the noise around you so that you can hear the still, small voice of your Holy Spirit within you, you are able to be fully led by the righteous influence of your Most High Self. It is there where you are able to affirm your truth, and where you are able to establish sure boundaries that you don’t allow anyone else to define you or compartmentalize you. This is the Holy of Holies where you are not confined by group identity because you stand alone in the beauty of Holiness.
Humility is to humiliate yourself for the benefit of others, and humility is the most exorbitant form of compromise. Dope became one of my frequent terms I use to define myself, and I subsequently use it to remind others of just how powerful they are. I came up with the hashtag #intensifyyourdope a few years ago as an admonition to never water down your autonomous, sovereign significance. People will often accuse you of being too much, but this is when you must be determined to not compromise your intense energy to satisfy those who can’t handle the unadulterated truth of who you are.
With all that said, compromise is not just settling for less than what you deserve, but it is settling to be less than you truly are. Compromise is creating a codependency on the power you perceive others to have, and esteeming that power as greater than your own power. The result? You place limitations on yourself because you have chosen to burden yourself with the responsibility of pleasing other people. But you are actually unable to make anyone else happy. Each of our happiness is a matter of our own accountability.
As it is written, “Now unto him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all you can ask or think, according to THE POWER WORKING IN YOU”! The only power to manifest your best life is with you so don’t settle for someone just because you are unwilling to do the work of your own will being done in Earth as it is in Heaven.