Monday, September 29, 2008

[My Flowering Crabapple Tree in NC]

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'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 is 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.
a return to love - marianne williamson
I am grateful for things like Conversations With God, A Return To Love, ACIM. Things that have allowed me to build a relationship with my Creator.
I am grateful for all the little things in life.
I am grateful for the big things too.
I am most grateful for my sobriety and the ability to give and receive love today.
Time for that wonderful cherry sleigh bed with the handmade quilt on it that was a gift from one of my first sponsees. With it's special orthopedic mattress that allows my old broken body to get some sleep in it.
Especially grateful for that!


Todd HellsKitchen said...

I share your affection for all that same reading material!

AlkySeltzer said...

Next to CO, NC is my favorite state. Spent 8 weeks there in 1951, Brevard Music camp, S of Ashville. Wonderful memories, and ever since, as we approach NC, my heart beats a little faster!

AND...I've already copied and sent to others who 'needed' it like I do,
the Williamson piece. Thank you SO much for posting that!!! Really!

Akannie said...

Todd: Great minds think alike !! lol...

Alky: I lived about 15 miles from Brevard and know that campus well! It's a beautiful and magical place, that part of NC.

I'm makinf chili...gotta run!


Love that tree - reminds me of my home sweet home (in other words, my birthplace)- Washington, D.C. Glorious flowering cherry blossoms, dogwoods, azaleas, so many more. Also went to college in N.C., vacation in the Smoky Mountains - Tennessee. All God's country for sure.
I also loved the Marianne Williamson piece.