365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 48: Beyond Fear Part 15 – Are You Fearless Now?

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I am really grateful for everything I have learned about my own fears and for being able to share it all with you. Thank you for coming with me on this journey to let go of fear and live joyously, freely, fearlessly. It will take you a few weeks to go through your list and let your fears go one by one, but you will get it done and you will feel FREE. The fear series has reached its end. Today is day 15 of the “Beyond Fear” posts and so, I will close with a few powerful quotes:

“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 frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ 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 people won’t feel insecure around you. 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 all of us. And when 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

 

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

 

“You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” – Dale Carnegie

 

“To fear is one thing.  To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.” – Katherine Paterson

 

“FEAR IS BECOMING RAMPANT on the planet. We can see it every day in the news. Fear is a lack of trust in ourselves, and because of this, we don’t trust Life. We don’t trust that we’re being taken care of on a higher level, so we feel we must control everything from the physical level. Obviously, we’re going to feel fear because we can’t control everything in our lives. Trust is what we learn when we want to overcome our fears. It’s called “taking a leap of faith” and trusting in the Power within that’s connected to Universal Intelligence. Remember, the Power that supplies our breath is the same Power that created the Universe.” – Louise Hay

 Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 24: Coming Out of Hiding

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This blog got me out of hiding, so today I am grateful for my 365 Days of Gratitude.

I have a confession to make: I have been hiding all my life. I only shared small portions of what I knew, what I felt and what I could have contributed because I was afraid of other people’s judgment and because I was told several times throughout my life to tone it down. Some friends, some teachers and a lover or two have told me that I was too intense, too honest, too “out there”. So I did tone it down and confined myself to be fully me with only a handful of people I was very close to. Well, not anymore. I am sharing fully with you, with everyone, every day. When I decided to take the inspired action and write, I knew that I would be “seen” by a lot more than a handful of people. The prospect was scary – knee-knocking scary to tell you the truth – but I started to write anyway.

Are you being fully YOURSELF? All the time? Do you share your insights, wisdom, knowledge and greatness with others, or do you hold back? I am inviting you not to hold back anymore. Be yourself everywhere, all the time and with everybody. It is liberating and it helps everyone around you.

I will leave you today with Marianne Williamson‘s words. Read them often. I do.

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, and 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 will not 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 is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Your playing small does not serve the world.