Masterpiece Life

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, 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.”

– Marianne Williamson (A Return to Love: Reflections on the
Principles of “A Course in Miracles”, Harper Collins, 1992.
From Chapter 7, Section 3])

I first heard those words read out loud at a seminar over 15
years ago. The speaker’s voice rang with confidence and
truth. I remember a tingling sensation that started on the top of
my head and ran down to the tips of my toes. And then,
I cried. They were uncontrollable tears of pain, of hope,
of love.  To this day they are still very powerful words for me.

Yes, who are you not to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented,
fabulous? You are a child of God. Every time you and I
wake up to that we change our world. Every time I
unconditionally hug someone I am changing the world.
You are doing the same thing. You are creating a
New World Age one NOW moment at a time.

This New World Age is not something “out there” in
the future. It’s happening right now (as only everything
can take place in the now). Thank you for co-creating
it with me.

I send you love and wish you a magical day,
Love,
Antonia

  • Ange May 8, 2010, 2:02 AM

    I remember listening to Bob Proctor once discussing vertigo and how it’s not a fear of falling but a fear that we will jump. We are conditioned to hold ourselves back with the idea that reaching our potential is dangerous, unpleasant and selfish.

  • Antonia Hagens May 8, 2010, 3:10 PM

    Hi beautiful Ange,
    Well said. Most of the time we spend in a mental conversation of fear.
    Our job it to now remove that “fear conversation”.