“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

“Our deepest fe…


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  1. Judy, That quote above is one of the most powerful personal messages I have ever heard. It broke or at least cracked through a barrier that I’ve put up all the time. A light went on. It took me back to being subjected to verbal abuse. It was easier ( if I can say it that way ) to allow myself to feel inferior than to stand up and be the strong person I was.
    It possibly explains why I felt badly after I read my thoughts on Sunday about being a mother in the hands of God – it sounded too… strong? boastful? self-affirming? … after listening to some others confess how they felt they’d failed as a mother.
    Oddly it affirms some scriptures that seem too good to be true – does that make sense?
    I will have lots to think about today . Thanks for posting


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