I hit a bit of a rough patch earlier in the week (I won't go into details here....just suffice it to say many tears were shed and I'm on the other side of it now). Some encouraging words from my Mom helped steer me back on track...that I'm a child of God, that I am acting in obedience to His will for my life and He will use this seemingly not so good thing to further His purpose for me and my art.
Then today while researching a weekly discussion topic for my online backgrounds class (something new I'm trying out for this class), I came across this from Marianne Williamson. It seemed to reiterate what my Mom had said to me. I was moved to post this because I felt that there is that someone out there that needed to hear this like I did today.
Our Deepest FearOur 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'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're liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.