Monday, July 16, 2012

(be) LoVe yOu!

LOVE is . . . everywHERE!
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07.16.12

“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. You’re 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, author, amazing spiritual teacher
HaPPy MoNdaY!
So I was thinking about the quote from Marianne Williamson that was sent from The Daily Love blog the other day, and it made me wonder why we are afraid of showing our talents and gifts to the world . . . Here are some of my old beliefs--followed by my new Codes of Truth:
  • OLD: People think we are full of ourselves, bragging, or others try to squash our gifts by making fun of us or putting us down (no wonder we just want to stay small sometimes).
  • NEW: We each have different gifts from the Universe, and our mission is to find those gifts, celebrate them, and share them with others in service so that others may benefit! NObOdy else can be me, or you, and nobody has the same purpose or mission as me!
  • OLD: We somehow have been taught that there's not enough ______ to go around (talent, money, good stuff, cookies, Jolly Ranchers, brains, whatever!).
  • NEW: Is there enough sun for everyone? Of course there is! The Universe is an abundant place. Others abundance is a reminder to me that there is plenty for all! Remember: gratitude for what we have draws more of the good stuff to us!
  • OLD: We have been taught that if someone else has something, it means there's less of it to go around (see above . . .), AND if, for example, we give someone a compliment or are happy for them, it automatically takes away from us and makes us less than them.
  • NEW: When I notice the abundance around me, or notice beauty in someone else, or appreciate those around me, positive energy grows and multiplies, and I draw more of the juicy yummy stuff to myself!
What I have learned is that I must first find my purpose, be myself, take care of me--and then (here's the most important part . . . ready?)
I live life in service to others
from a juicy place of
OVERFLOW!
(rather than exhaustion and resentment . . .)

What are your OLD beliefs? How can you replace them with new and improved-emPOWERed--Personal Codes of Truth? (let me know in the comments!) 
Hope you are letting your light shine and you are living LARGE and in CHARGE! Keeping yourself small doesn't serve you or others!
aLso, if yOu fiNd piCtures of heArTs in nAtUre send them to funfreeME!
So much love--
;0) dana

 p.s. I'm doing the Chopra 21-day meditation challenge starting today! It's free and amazingly transfomative! If you're interested, click here! Chopra 21-day Meditation Challenge. Remember, you don't have to be perfect about it--even meditating once has amazing and lasting benefits!

3 comments:

  1. I'll do the 21 day meditation challenge! I've been working hard on being more consistent in my morning meditation and the timing of this (as always)is perfect. Thanks!

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  2. Awesome! Let's do it together! The theme is LOVE!
    love,
    ;) dana

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