June 5, 2015 Along my journey, I have had incredibly luminous moments of feeling confident, happy and grounded in my unique gifts: being a child, playing basketball, teaching yoga, being with my friends, falling in love, becoming/being a mama. And I have also had terribly dark moments of insecurity, sadness and wondering if I'm good at anything at all: moving 4X (Austin, Denver, Vail, Santa Barbara), teaching yoga (sometimes people love you and sometimes they don't), relationships, and also becoming/being a mama. Today, on my journey (thanks to some very powerful reflection from my life coach, Grace Clayton ) is reminding me of a quote I've read/thought of dozens of times but am really feeling down deep in the center of my bones today by Marianne Williamson: 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.
Here's to choosing to see my own unique greatness and take ownership of my gifts and allow them to fully embody, permeate, shine through.