Hey, it’s been a while.
The second half of the year begins today. It’s also my 16th anniversary of being together with my husband (our 14th wedding anniversary is on Wednesday), and it’s the start of my birthday month.
Since the sun moved into Cancer season about a week ago, I felt a shift… And I know from talking to friends that others did, too. I’m in the middle of working out some new possibilities and trying to figure out what my purpose is supposed to be. I love teaching yoga, but I feel called to do even more. I feel something rising within me and I’m trying to hang on tight…
Sometimes I wonder what I could have gotten done when I was younger if I hadn’t been afraid or cared so much about what others thought. I always feel like I’ve done a lot in my life, but I look back and think that I didn’t realize my truest potential. It’s time to change that. I want to live meaningfully, I want to help others, and I want to BE MORE. I’m not satisfied with staying small anymore.
Which brings me back to my word for 2018: FEARLESS.
What is there to be afraid of, anyway, when everything I need is already inside me…?
“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.” — Marianne Williamson