"Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears." -Les Brown
Fear is the one and only thing separating you from living the life of your dreams. Too many of us are not living the life we dream of - not reaching for the deeper, inner truth of what we are supposed to be doing in this lifetime, not realizing our greatest potential. It is time to look at our fears in the face and recognize them for what they are, a bunch of BS stories we tell ourselves that are keeping us playing small in our life instead of stepping into the biggest, best version of ourselves. Fear is tricky - it shows itself in many forms. The Ego has tight control over your mind; the Gremlin messes with you constantly; the onslaught of negative messages, images, and energy (from almost everywhere in the external environment these days) steal your thoughts and tell you lies, lies, lies. They all continue to thrive and keep you playing small because of one thing only - FEAR.
Unless you are actively searching for the ways in which you are being manipulated by fearful thoughts, make no mistake - you are being lied to! Sometimes the lies come from yourself, and sometimes they come from outside of yourself, it almost matters not. The goal is to recognize the fearful thoughts as lies in the first place, and then let God's truth for your life take over instead.
A Course in Miracles says that God is the ONLY one we should be listening to. He is not the author of fear! You are. A Course in Miracles says "you are not at peace because you are not fulfilling your function." Each of us has a God-given function, and once you realize that fulfilling your function is inevitable - meaning you cannot avoid it forever - that there will come a time (in this lifetime or the next one) when realizing your greatest potential is no longer an option - then I ask you this, very seriously - what are you waiting for?
You may have 99 reasons you can list right now for not stepping into your highest potential, of living the life you dream of, but I am here to tell you that the only thing stopping you from realizing your greatest potential now - is FEAR. And fear is false - it is not real - you made it up. Your fearful thoughts are paralyzing you.
To recognize fear is to understand that it is simply the opposite of love. Love is recognized as the presence of THAT WHICH LIGHTS YOU UP! Love is the true presence of God.
A Course in Miracles says "The ego is afraid of the spirit's joy, because once you have experienced it you will withdraw all protection from the ego and be totally without investment in fear."
Let the spirit's JOY be your guide, always, and you shall awaken your inner Goddess and reach a higher potential and more joy in your life then you have ever experienced before!
When you understand that you have a God-given purpose for your life on Earth, and when you live with conviction into that purpose, there is no way you let fear stop you any more.
Jesus Christ taught us to FEAR NOT - that no matter WHAT they do to you, if you are living in your God-given purpose, you will rise above it all, you will be free, you will experience ultimate salvation. Jesus rose from the dead! But we cannot forget that he was crucified in order to get his point across. As Maryanne Williamson says "We cannot comfort in the resurrection with out acknowledging the crucifixion."
What in you needs to die in order for your truth to be set free?
Fear stops you, it kills your potential, it lies to you, tells you things to keep you small. But who are you to be small? You have been created by God! The one who keeps the planets in orbit, the one who directs the bud to blossom, the acorn to become the oak tree. You are no different-you are holy, you are blessed, you too, have a magnificent reason for being alive.
When you let fear, and the stories fear tells you, stop you from stepping into the biggest bad-ass (good-ass??!) version of yourself you are doing a disservice to the entire world! If you are in alignment with your highest self and speaking/creating your truth, there isn't a soul alive who doesn't benefit. We all need your God-given purpose and message to come out of you - and the sooner, the better. We all need you to step out of fear and do that thing you really, truly, deeply, want to do.
"If you hear a voice within you say, 'You cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. -Vincent Van Gogh
"Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear." -George Addair
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato
And my very favorite:
“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.” ~Maryanne Williamson
So, let's all say F*** OFF to fear and begin today to live the life of our dreams! Will you join me? #WWJD