Shine Your Bright Light?
If you feel discouraged, have doubts about whether you deserve to have a better life, or are afraid of change, you are not alone.
As Marianne Williamson says in her book, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles,”: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Perhaps this sounds familiar. It’s easy to fall into this way of thinking. “It’s not your fault! It’s a common way of thinking in our society and may have been programmed into you when you were growing up.
But it doesn’t have to be that way! When you remember the truth about who you really are, you will go for your dreams, shine your light, and “liberate” yourself and others.
Macrina Wiederkehr, a Benedictine nun from Arkansas, put it this way:
“You are incredibly precious! In the sacred moments offered to you each day, robe yourself with that truth. Linger with it in each new moment given to you and consider how you might bless those you encounter simply because of the truth of who you are. Hold on to your ephemeral staff and memorize these words: I am incredibly precious.”
I invite you this week to keep this in mind, use this affirmation and let me know how it affects your actions and your results.
Here’s to liberation from limitations! Go for your dreams and shine your bright light!
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