Friday, June 22, 2007

Who am I NOT to be? "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 This quote, the authoring of which is often misattributed to Nelson Mandela, has been on my mind lately. I've been thinking about it because dreams coming true in my experience at an amazing rate during this last stretch of sand through the hourglass requires that replacements be found. The proverbial bucket is getting proverbially dry. Well, that's not necessarily true. I don't NEED to replace my old dreams with new ones. Whatever. And based on my beliefs about how the universe works, any new dream that I conjure will have a pretty good shot at attaining worldly form. So I am in hyper-awareness mode as to just what these new dreams might be. I want resumes on them. I want references. I want background checks. Cuz people, I don't want just any ol' dream on my team anymore. Which brings me to Marianne's quote, the part about being powerful beyond measure. That's freaking me out...

Deb Schanilec

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