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We are all entered into a silent pact of dysfunction when we are growing up. Somewhere, someone along the way convinces us that it is in our best interest to dim our lights. It could be a sibling, a parent, or some other obscure relative, but someone convinces us that this is in our best interest.

No longer.

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 meant to SHINE, as children do. We were born to manifest to 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

SHINE. Go on. Shine it up.