by Nick Andrea
“‘…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.'”
-Marianne Williamson, from A Return To Love, p. 190-191.
Most of us live mediocre lives. We say things like, “Life’s a bitch. Then you die.” We’re unfulfilled materially, emotionally, and spiritually. We never get to do what we really want because we’re afraid of something. Yes, we’re afraid of failure in many cases but we’re actually more afraid of success. Most of us are terrified of what would happen if we actually were everything we wanted to be.
So, we make idols out of others, paying them billions of dollars to do a job that’s not really worth that much more than the common person’s. We expect politicians to solve problems that it’s really not their job to. We use religion to avoid ourselves, hiding behind rules and dogmas, trying to appease some hidden standard just to be okay. Our country is falling apart economically, politically, and spiritually because we are afraid to embrace our light. Yet, I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to embrace your light.
Here are a few ways to put this into action:
It’s okay to step out on your own creativity. You are infused with the spirit of God the Creator. You are a Creator as God is a Creator. Therefore, it is not only okay but it is good for the world when you express your creativity.
It’s okay to make friends with your neighbor and so wonderful things in your community. The politicians will never solve our problems. It is up to US. “…nor have I any doubt that the result of our experiment will be, that men are capable of governing themselves without a master.” –Thomas Jefferson to T. B. Hollis, 1787 (from http://www.famguardian.org/Subjects/Politics/ThomasJefferson/jeff0600.htm).
It’s okay to trust yourself. You have the voice of God within you. Trust it.
It’s okay to accept success. Practice trusting that the Universe wants to give you everything you ever wanted. Really believe this for a time. Then, watch what happens.
It’s okay to get along with your partner. Most of us don’t realize that we push away matrimonial harmony because it scares us. Be willing to accept peace in your relationship.
It’s okay to do what you love. This is, perhaps, the most important point. God wants you to do what you love. Try allowing yourself to do so and watch what happens.