Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Raising the Bar this Year

As this year comes to its end, may we ‘take heart’ and claim the mantle of Light for ourselves. May we finally acknowledge that, first and foremost, we are Spirit beings – Beings of Love and Light. Let us be responsible to this expanded perception of ourselves.

In Clint Eastwood’s movie “Invictus”, Nelson Mandela tells Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon): “We all must exceed our own expectations.” May we all do just that – raise the bar on ourselves. May we be inspired to embody our innate magnificence, exuding Love, Peace, Kindness, Joy.

Let this be our mission. Let us all commit to being an ongoing blessing to ourselves, each other and our world. Let us be filled and thrilled by Gratitude. When we are experiencing Gratitude, we are filled with the Great. We are Great-full. May Greatfull be the context of our lives. A most Glorious 2014 to everyone, everywhere.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thank you, Marianne and Nelson

In Marianne Williamson’s 1992 best selling book, A Return to Love, she gifts us with this inspiration. Nelson Mandela shared it in his 1994 Inaugural Address:

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 and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.  Your playing small doesn't serve the world.

There's 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.

This Christmas season, may all our hearts open to the Light that we are, and generously share the Love ever-present there. We are not “joined at the hip”. We are joined at the heart! EnJoy! And always choose to embody being “Greatful".