Glimpses of the Divine in the Mundane

2 thoughts on “The Power of Being You…

  1. Seraphina says:

    My financial counselor keeps encouraging me to be me in larger ways. She thinks I live too small for my spirit. I think she’s right and it terrifies me to be the grand person I know myself to be. My sister reminded me of this quote:

    “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.”
    ― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles

    1. legitfaith says:

      I love that quote…So true indeed. Why are we so afraid of our potential of power? I love the last line of that – “as we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” It’s strange the euphoric sense of bliss you get when you feel completely free and empowered to be yourself…could it be that this is one of the highest forms of praise? To be, unashamedly, the persons God intended and created for us to be, for such a time as this. And as we let our self-ness shine out unabashedly, our lives sing and praise and dance. Fear of being who we are imprisons us into the robots that we were never made to be. Interesting that we hold the key entirely. Wow.

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