Years ago I heard a quote about fear that totally rocked my world. I loved it so much that I printed it out, framed it, and walked by it a million times a day soaking in its Light. Chances are you’ve also heard this amazing quote (often misattributed to Nelson Mandela) by Marianne Williamson. This week I wanted to simply offer these beautiful words as food for thought. Each sentence packs its own amazing punch of inspiration and strung together they declare a beautiful call to action; acknowledge and claim your Light, shine that Light, and inspire others to do the same.
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.
As always I’m sending buckets of love and appreciation your way, Sunshine.
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Love you, love-bug….
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