“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”
Fear encompasses us when we allow the darkness to permeate our inner light. So often it occurs when we feel a setback to our New Year’s Resolutions or when we feel we are floundering in the sea of uncertainty. We wonder why we are writing our blogs, what could people find that we have to offer. We feel unworthy to write, to speak, to persevere. But that is just the fear talking. My fears are mighty, I admit. But my light, when I combine with others, is strong, solid and all-encompassing when I allow it to radiate like the sun.
So I am asking for you to bond with me this year. To add your flame to our fire of light and to SOAR with me among the skies. Drop fear from your vocabulary. Give it not one ounce of thought as we go forward in 2014. We can hold hands, band together like souls who soar. Our momentum grows as do our numbers.
Do you feel it? Can you picture all of our lights together, growing bolder as the days go by, hear our singing of happy freedom as we pursue what formerly held us back and rise like the angels taught us? Can you picture it? I can. There’s a soft spot in my heart which holds the light of joy inside of me. It’s small, but steady. The light shines though the darkness I have known and yet still, she happily shines.
I am a small flame of hope, of health, of love. I dare not ever put her out and allow the darkness to encompass me. So I stand peacefully, allowing her to gain strength and to encourage others to do the same. Will you join me in 2014? Will you allow your flickering light to join mine to happily light the way? We will fear not – for the light is within us and we are able to pursue whatever our hearts desire for it is there for us all. Do you see it? Can you feel it? Happy, Happy, Light, Joy!
Trust me. A tapestry for each of us is woven bit by bit as you desire to create it ~ full of rich colors, experiences and textures ~ all joyfully shining through the darkness and lighting up the night.
Take my hand and let’s…
Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy
What does “happiness” look like to you?