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
Dancing in and out of the light, I resist moving into its center. I shun the magic power. Past fears and uncertainty about the future. Bumping into an edge, as Amy Oscar often calls it, hesitant to move through it. Keeping the magic under wraps ... believing that I’m confused over what exactly that magic is. That my story doesn’t matter.
That, in order to fully claim your power, a great deal of fanfare and noise accompany your foray into the light beams.
That fanfare scares the crap out of you. Out of me.
Instead of an explosive cannonball, I’d rather land in the pool like a small stone and ripple out, gradually -- naturally -- gathering momentum. Letting my story, my magic, my purpose unfold. Step aside, knowing I can’t control the outcomes, and fully immerse myself in the now, this moment and live it, honoring the magic it brings.
Stepping quietly into the light and discovering your truth, can be more powerful than brazenly jumping into the spotlight with both feet, twirling fire batons shouting out “Hey world, here I am.”
Perhaps if we simply let go of the notion that jumping off cliffs will get you there faster in a blaze of glory, gently move into light and accept the power within, moment to moment, the resistance will disappear. Quietly, intentionally moving forward, moment to moment with intent and focused on the present moment. As the light grows within, fear melts away. It requires practice, but what if this easing into the light takes away the fear and leads you to the magic ... or even the moment when you know you can leap?
What say you? Is a gentle approach still resistant? I’m curious to know what you think.
Vivacious, dorky, late blooming mom of 2, healer, iPhone photography dabbler, drumming noob, student of life making a living as a visual branding expert. Our fun-loving corner at GLC is all about resolving mid-career yuck; supporting, celebrating and making your BIG BIG dreams reality, and occasional impromptu dance parties. I’m on this journey with you and pretty gosh darned excited about it!
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