Dare To Be You

Allow yourself the luxury of believing in the divinity of your own soul.
– Dr. Wayne Dyer
When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
- Paulo Coelho

 

Dear Amazing Creatures,

“Who am I to be smart, talented, and fabulous?” asks Marianne Williamson. “Who are you not to be? You are a child of God.”

Whatever we are doing in our daily routines, are we doing it the way WE want? Is it our version? For example, am I writing the words that I think you all want to read, or am I writing what’s in my heart? Expressing the true authentic expression of WHO I AM?

Like the artist who paints only to sell canvases versus the artist who paints only what he loves, regardless if it sells, which one is living the authentic expression of who they came here to be?

Which artist is sharing their truly unique gifts with us?

Most of us were raised by well-meaning people who taught us to fit in, to be ordinary, to survive. As an unintended consequence, we were raised also with an awareness of how limited, not how VAST, we are.

Often we believe this Limited Me is the only true version of WHO WE ARE for the remainder of our lives. Pair that with the devastating idea that we are trained to follow other people’s advice. We’re taught that others know what’s best for us, in the process foregoing trust in our own guidance. This leaves little hope that we will actually follow or be guided by that authentic voice screaming to be expressed.

Many of us do the world a great disservice by withholding this original unique version of WHO WE ARE and not sharing it with the world. How could we, when long ago we lost touch with this part of ourselves?

In the brilliant movie, Million Dollar Arm, is a scene in which the main character and his baseball coach are together on a plane. It is a climactic moment when the boy asks the coach a question which will affect the destiny of his entire life. “Do you think I’m ready, sir?”

In just the first three words of “Do you think?”, the boy has given away his power to another, which propels his coach into a mind game that could affect the boy’s end result.

The answer the coach gives is brilliant. He says, “It doesn’t matter what I think. What matters is what YOU think.” Putting the power and possibilities right back into the hands of that young boy.

I love this.

In order to get beyond what you currently think about yourself and your limitations, you must change your beliefs about them. Your life is played and lived out inside your mind. Everything is a result of the thought processes that go on inside that brain of yours.

Can you dare to be who you came here to be? Can you dare to show the world what it’s like to be uniquely you?
Can you dare to trust yourself? To make your own rules?

Can you dare to stop following the advice of those whom others have deemed wiser than you?

It is no longer necessary to ask. Trust yourself to find the answer and it will come.
The kingdom of God is within you.

–Luke 17:21

What is it that the acorn emulates when it thrives and grows? Its unique highest expression! It grows into the image of its creator, the oak tree. It doesn’t question it or try to be less than it, or even half like it. It doesn’t ask a blade of grass for its advice or assistance to become itself. It is only programmed to thrive.
And so are YOU. You are no different than an acorn. You have all that you need inside of yourself to grow into the vast expression of WHO YOU ARE.

Dare to be God. Holding back is a disservice. WHO YOU ARE and what you are here to share with the world will touch the lives of every person you encounter.

Are YOU Ready?

As you take each step I will be there reminding you of your Magnificence, and I will continue to do so, until you are able to see it in yourself.

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