Be True To Yourself

Be true to yourself.  Not the self imposed by your family, not the self they imagined you to be, but your own true self.  Your true self has been carved by our invisible father and has been nurtured in the womb of your unseen mother.  Your true self is made in the image and likeness of God.

When you are true to yourself, you honor God within you.  When you are true to yourself, you respond to God, “Thank you for my divine purpose.”  Not the purpose of your sister, not the path of your brother - but a fulfilling of your unique calling.

Be true to yourself.  Express your God-given talents with the knowing that no one can deliver your gift to the world.  Do not abdicate.  There is no one who can duplicate the inner fire of your heart.  Only you hold the blueprint to God’s plan for your success. 

You may no longer stand on the sidelines.  Others have gone before you.  The hero’s path is well worn.  Now it is your time.  SHINE!

It is your moment.  Return to your center.  Be the authentic power God blessed you with.  Be thankful for your purpose; be true to yourself.  No one else can express you.  The world waits with ecstatic anticipation of your voice.


Our Deepest Fear

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, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.

Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.  There’s nothing enlightening about shrinking so other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. 
It’s not just in some of us, but in everyone of us.

And as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give others the permission to do the same.  As we are liberated, we automatically liberate others.

-       Marianne Williamson
(used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 Inaugural Address)

Touch the stillness within and listen.  Let go of all thought.  Let go of being small.  Let go of hesitation and fear.  Let go of all expectations. 

Let spirit quiet you.  Let spirit move you.  Let it wash over you like a cleansing river of pure joy.  Let it burst open like a flower that can no longer contain the power of its fragrance.

God is and always shall be.


Go Deeper

God listens not to your words save when
He himself utters them through your lips.
- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Prayer lives within our hearts.  It is peaceful amidst the challenges of life.  It calls you "go deeper - do more."  It calls you to express yourself as a child of God.  In the silence of your soul, prayer emerges into being to celebrate the glory of God.  It is called uplifting, transforming, healing, and wholeness.

Spirit is speaking to you.  It yearns to speak through you. 
Listen to it, hear it, speak it.
Surrender to it.
Be it.