Monday, October 26, 2015

Let It Shine, Let It Shine, Let It Shine!

“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, or fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. You’re 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, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

I am not a football fan, but a few days ago I saw this YouTube video that totally moved me. It inspired my post this morning take a moment to check this You Tube video before I continue.

Were you moved like I was? This video, “When Kids Meet Their Football Idols,” made me think about the effects idols have on others.  I realized that when we shine with our passion and our life purpose, we give permission for others to do the same. Don’t misunderstand me, there is a difference in being an obsessed fan seeking fame and fortune, and having admiration for someone's true life's purpose. The difference is that by others shining bright, it will give you permission to also seek greatness within yourself. They are a reminder that you have what it takes to be phenomenal, that you too can be exceptional, and shine as bright as lighthouse! It is through their light that they light up the path for others. I don't aspire to be a football player, but I am always inspired to continue to be on my life purpose when I see other on theirs! They remind me that I can also be great!

I was so moved by the video that I showed you, it led me to think about of Marianne Williamson’s fine words. Today, I want you to truly believe that you are powerful beyond measures. That your passion is an indicator of what your purpose is. Once you are on your purpose and shine,  you will light others true potential. In the video you see the admiration of the children to their idols. This gave me chills because I was able to see that these children saw themselves in their idols. The love and admiration for their idols can give the children permission to dream big and believe that they could be become them. We are all connected, we all should help each other shine and fulfill our lives purpose.

What makes you, YOU?
How do you shine? What is something that you are amazing at? Do you poses talents in the arts, cooking, or singing? By answering these questions you can discover what makes you special and how you can inspire others. It is by doing what you were born to do and you absolutely love that you will be happy and bring shine to others. What makes you shine, is the message to others that they too have something special.

Why we play it small?
I believe we play it small because we want to be liked. Have you ever been given a complement and you down played it? I used to have a difficult time if someone gave me a complement. If someone said did something well, I would doubt them. I believed that if I played small, I would be better accepted. Finally, I had a friend tell me that I should just take the complement, say thank you and believe it! It’s because we don’t want to seem vain or overly confident that we do this. I want to urge you to stop this! It is ok to be wonderful, amazing or incredible. It is this that makes others want to also be the same. Yes, you may have the haters, but it is ok, because believe it or not they too, want some of your greatness. You are the main actor in your movie play your part BIG!

Don’t keep the music inside you!
Your passion will guide you to your life’s purpose. Please don’t let the music die inside of you. You were given something special. You should seek it! If you have idols that inspire you like in the video don't forget, they are shining their light so that you may shine yours. It is the people that inspire us that are whispering," You too can do this!" It is possible for you to be or do anything if you dream big and believe bigger! That music that you have to share with the world needs to be shared. Today is a good day to start shining it's not just for you but also to light the path to others.

I hope my light has shined through your darkness today. I also hope for you to be the light to others. Please don’t ever forget, you are something special because you were born, don’t play it small! Seek to be inspired by those who you aspire to be like and seek to inspire those who are seeking  inspiration with your essence of greatness.  It is our moral responsibility to help and inspire greatness in others, by first being great ourselves! Also, remember that we are interconnected  when you shine my light gets brighter. So let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
Until next Monday, Believe. Change. Become.



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