Thursday, September 24, 2009

Our Deepest Fear ...

Due to time-constraints (preparing for another art show), this entry may be a short one. However, what it lacks in "prolificness", it oozes in power. Read this meditatively ... and if there is something your mind balks at, pause, re-read, and ask the Spirit to show you if it's true. Trust that He knows how, and when, to show you.

Our Deepest Fear

(Often attributed to Nelson Mandela, but actually written by Marianne Williamson -- y'know, they *do* kinda-sorta look alike ... got that same Light in their eyes!)

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

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 fears, our presence automatically liberates others.


~Selah~

Shalom, Dena

4 comments:

MysticBrit said...

Few more powerful words were ever spoken. Powerful to free, to exalt and transform the world. They move me to my soul.
Make it so.

Harry

Anonymous said...

Love the quote, but are you sure it was Nelson M.? I found this: http://skdesigns.com/internet/articles/quotes/williamson/our_deepest_fear/

Dena said...

You're RIGHT!

It's Marianne Williamson (& y'know, it does sound like her!).

Silly me for not checking...!

I guess now is a good time to figure out how to edit this blog-post ... thanks!

Dena said...

There! Figured out the editing fixture (nothing quite like the thought of a libel suit to motivate one's learning curve!), and fixed it ...!