“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”
Well said, Marianne Williamson, well said.
I have heard this quote countless times, but it wasn’t until yesterday that the words LEAPT out at me and said, “LISTEN!”…”Your playing small does not serve the world.” So, here I am, no longer caving into my Piscean escapism tactics. Instead, today I choose to bare my soul to you… to share with you my knowledge, my challenges, and my life lessons as a woman on the search for enlightenment (…and to lend some some fun tips, tricks and inspiration in the process!). As a yoga teacher and energy guide, I consistently ask my students to drain their fears and to give their light permission to shine bright. My intention for setting up a blog is to connect with you. As I spill my fears of exposing myself to the big bad web, I hope you will somehow do the same. I hope that you gain even a teensy bit of inspiration to start something, to finish something, or just to look inside at the subtle shifts that YOU would like to make toward your own self empowerment. 🙂
I can’t wait to connect with you.
Align & Shine my friends! Namaste.