“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
We are powerful people meant to live in connection with other powerful people. We call these others family and friends.
How do we co-exist without blowing each other up or bogging down into jealousy and judgement.? Fears wants us to shut down. It want us to control others who are doing scary things and talking in scary ways. But control is an illusion. You realize that as you get older…even if that fact still annoys you and you try to control again.
What if we did believe we were powerful? What if we considered the idea that others were too. What if this is the way it was meant to be? How would I communicate if that were really true? How would I think…oh my!
God doesn’t call us orphans. He calls us sons and daughters. He controls by his passion. Think about that for a moment or two. He only wants love to be the controlling factor. Do it out of love or don’t do it.
For me, if this is even a slightly true then my power and ability to live with other powerful people is going to require a lot of love. I mean a lot of love!
It will upset all your mindsets. Punishment? Got to go! Control? Sorry! Negative talk? Bye! Anger? Don’t need you anymore! Anxiety? Don’t make me laugh!
Let’s try an experiment of walking, talking, relating, honoring with power at the core of everything we do. Squint your eyes and look at the world differently. Take a moment before you say anything and ask yourself: “would a powerful person speak this way?” How will you parent, work or play?
This might become contagious to others around you!