Own your magnificence ~ The world needs your brilliance and grace.
I’m late… I’m late… with this post. I have procrastinated. This is a difficult card for me to write about.
Me, MAGNIFICENT? How can that be?
My first response was to smile …. briefly. And then the “voice” gets started. You know that one that tells you that can’t possibly be true and reminds you of all the ways that you are not MAGNIFICENT.
Sigh! It is non-stop.
As I write I am reminded of Mary Anne Williamson’s famous quote (short version):
“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? ― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
Underneath all the negative self-talk and fear, was the truth. I am MAGNIFICENT. I know that to be true because my first response was to smile…. if only briefly. There was a recognition of that simple truth.
Years of conditioning by my family, society, and the Church on top of my own feelings of self-worth (no blaming here) make it difficult for me to say the word MAGNIFICENT without feeling a “niggling” in my gut or tightness in my chest. Ugh… “that voice” takes away any chance of feeling MAGNIFICENT.
I am currently reading (and studying) The Untethered Soul; The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer with a group of friends. Singer teaches that the best way to free oneself from the “voice of the mind” is to step back and view it objectively. It’s just the voice inside the head… just notice it.
I am the one noticing the “voice” in my head….. not the voice. No matter what the voice says, it is still just a voice talking and I am the one listening…. the MAGNIFICENT one listening.
Works for me.
How about you? Do you own your MAGNIFICENCE? Or do you fear it? How do you manage the “voice” in your head?