Open the door.
Walk through it.
Melissa Harris, Artist
Have you ever had an ah-ha moment? You know, those got it moments, full of excitement, liberation, and being in the spiritual zone. Sometimes, it’s only a fleeting moment we desperately try to cling too. Sometimes it is a euphoria we ride for days, maybe weeks.
But slowly, the fear and limiting beliefs start to creep back in, leaving only a lingering faint memory of freedom. I have discovered the purpose of fear: its purpose is to keep us safe within its walls of the known, telling us if we stay small enough, we will be okay.
However, as Marianne Williamson has so beautiful written: "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. Your 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."
When we live from a place of not understanding fear, where we begin to believe that false sense of security, we slowly die, releasing our dreams, and living a life that is, well .... small. We look outside those walls, wishing for more, setting intentions for more, but yet, not willing to actually live for more. We open the door, will take a look, but won’t walk through. Odd dichotomies we set up for ourselves, but yet we do it practically everyday of our lives. Wishing for more but too afraid to actually live for more.
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Image by Melissa Harris