“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 is one of my favorite quotes of all time. It’s powerful! How many times have you thought “who do I think I am?” doing this or doing that..
Well, as the quote above states, “who are you not to be?”
How often do we bombard ourselves with the negative aspects of why we should not do something or go for something we really want? We feel fear and insecurity in who we are. Instead of thinking of how we could do it and kick ass at it!
Society puts so much pressure on us from the time we are born, that we are not good enough. We are taught to believe that we are not powerful in our own self and our own strength. If we show any kind of veering off the beaten path, if we show any sense of individuality, we are slapped on the wrist.
We are individuals – each of us so innately beautiful and unique – not like ANYONE else in the world. We are an extension of God, the Universe, Source Energy, Mother Earth, or whatever you feel comfortable with.
You (or the God in you) did not come here to be just like everyone else. You came here to express who you are in your own perfect unique way, different from anyone else on this entire planet.
Your voice is different than anyone else, like a fingerprint. Your hair color and eye color, your skin, your body shape and size is not exactly like anyone else. Your hands and feet, your breasts, your toes, your nose and lips, the shape of your eyes. Your emotions and feelings that you hold about things are your very own. Yet, if we express any of this in an individual way, and actually feel good about our differences, we are told we have an ego, or someone might say, “who do you think you are?” Right? If you step outside of the BOX that is everyone and everything else, you are punished. It makes others feel uncomfortable that you are actually OK with who you are and they are not OK in themselves.
Imagine if everyone in the world felt worthy. I mean true worthiness. There would be no wars, no need for violence, theft, cheating, lying, murder or any of that. We would all be OK with who we are and not have to show anyone else that we are better or more powerful than them. We would all know that we are ALL EQUAL. Everyone…. is…. equal.
You are meant to do great things with your life! That doesn’t mean that you have to be super rich either, unless that is your desire. You are meant to do things that YOU WANT TO DO, not what someone else tells you that you should do, like be a doctor, lawyer or engineer or famous actor or actress. You can make a ton of money in whatever it is that you choose, and it can be something that no one else makes a ton of money in. But, when it is your passion, your joy, then the money will flow. Others mean well, however, you are meant to express who you are in a very unique way. And, only when you decide to follow your heart, and stand there from a place of true Power, a Source of Power that is higher than our physical self – only THEN, will you find true peace and happiness. Because only then, will you know that you are being true to yourself, your higher self that is the expression of Source Energy (God self, Universe, etc.)
What truly brings you joy? OK, putting aside something like really good sex, (wink) what truly brings you joy that you could do all day and never tire and do it for free? Something that when you are in the zone of that one thing, (or even multiple things), you don’t even want to go to sleep at night, and when you do, you can’t wait to get up the next morning to do it all over again? OK, so maybe really good sex is that thing.. haha. But, seriously..
We are all meant to express ourselves in very different ways. We are not here to be just like everyone else. We are here to find joy in who we choose to be and stand in that power.
Have I always felt this way. Absolutely not. Have I worked a lot to get closer to this point, absolutely yes. More and more, I see the beauty and uniqueness in others and in this world.
You are beautiful in who you are right now, even the things you consider flaws. I truly believe that we ALL have something that we are REALLY, REALLY GOOD AT – and, it just flows and comes naturally for us. No one laughs just like you, or can sing a song like you, or…. flub a song like you, or build a car like you, or tell a goofy joke like you, or fall off a bike like you, or rock your kick ass ripped up jeans with high heels like you (oh wait, I do that too – I love high heel shoes!), or wear a smile like you, or feel emotions like you, or write poetry like you, or rock your baby to sleep just like you, or give a speech like you, or inspire others like you, or solve math problems like you, or sweep a floor like you, or create sky scrapers like you, or paint like you, or fall in love and love someone like you, or touch someone’s heart like you do in that special one of a kind way you do, or express yourself like you do. All these things, they are yours, own them, love them, love yourself in who you are RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT. And, I guarantee, that when you do, when you even BEGIN to love yourself, you will find people who express appreciation for you and who you are – just the way you are, so much more! Negative comments from others will come to a screeching halt. It will actually amaze you.
I’ll leave you with this quote that I love that I found a few years ago – “If you knew just how amazing and beautiful you are, you would fall at your own feet” – SOMEONE feels that way about you – believe it! If we could only see ourselves through someone else’s eyes sometimes, we might actually fall in love with who we are. It’s not such a bad thing you know.
You are an extension of God, how could you be imperfect?
With Love, Yvette
– Yvette is a Certified Alternative practitioner of energy medicine & energy healing living in the Prescott Arizona mountains. Yvette is a certified Thought Field Therapy practitioner, Certified Level II Reiki practitioner, and a certified Access Consciousness practitioner & Access Energetic Facelift/Bodylift practitioner. Yvette primarily uses advanced bio-energetic muscle testing in combination with Quantum Techniques. Yvette has also intensely studied other methods of self healing and energy healing, Consciousness & spirituality and the Law of Attraction. Yvette is not a licensed therapist. Energy healing is not intended as diagnosis, prescription, or treatment for any disease, physical or mental. It is also not intended as a substitute for regular medical care. –
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