What Are Your Deepest Fears?

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson from

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.”

Not much to add to this gem. It’s inherent beauty and simplicity are obvious to even the most jaded eye.  You (and I) ARE Brilliant (with light), Gorgeous (in God’s eye), talented (this is most obvious if you seek your gifts) and fabulous. Yes, really we ARE all of that and much more!

To embrace this truth, we must release all forms of self battering. We must not speak ill of ourselves, we must see ourselves as the beautiful souls we truly are. This is not fake, spiritual hogwash.

This is the real truth. We all came to learn, grow, learn and grow some more. Along the way we have been "taught" by religion, politics and customs that we need to depend on something or someone outside of our selves. While it is true that we are also to help others where the need is shown, we need NO HELP in accessing our own inborn connection to God.

Cultivate that connection today. It will be vital, crucial even in the days to come.

Remove yourself from situations, jobs and relationships that REQUIRE you to shrink your “self” and your light. That is NOT who you are. Stop acting like it is!

Keep GROWING in the Light!  Thanks for reading.