Marianne Williamson said, "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 to not 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 other."
For some reason, there is shame in being fabulous. There is shame in believing that simply because we are children of God, we are divine. There is shame in being grateful and confident with our bodies, our minds, and our hearts. Why is that? We can't possibly fulfill our roles on this earth - the ones God has entrusted us with - if we believe that we are anything less than divine. (Dear Me, Take note. I'm talking to you! Sincerely, Me) Because we are His children, and because we are divine, we CAN fulfill the purposes we are here to fulfill. We are fabulous, like really fabulous. We are beautiful, each of us in our own unique way. Our bodies are ours to help us fulfill our purposes. So, let's go do it. Let's shine.
I am done posting about my lessons learned from the incredible Holly Bowerman. She has inspired me. She spoke the words I have felt. She reminded me that we all live lives of hurt, frustration, fear, embarrassment, failure, and falls. But, we all have the opportunity (and responsibility) to get up and shine on. I have decided to write a book. I hope you will support me on this journey. Loves. XOXO