Why do so many of us keep ourselves small and insignificant? Why do we not trust and embrace our greatness and live our lives from that position? Looking down from space, we sure are small. But I don’t think insignificant at all! I believe in what many refer to as the Oneness, the belief that everything and everyone is connected, not only on this planet, but within the deepest and furthest reaches of the Universe, all is connected. So how, I ask, can we ever believe ourselves to be anything but significant?
I am greatness.
I am magnificence.
I am made of the stars.
And you know what?
So are you.
I have spent much of my life keeping myself small and insignificant. I can honestly say that I wasn’t much of a big time dreamer or thought of myself as someone who can make a difference in the world. (Laughing) I look back at myself as a zombie, meandering through life! God I love zombie movies!
It was like I was content, settled and accepting of what was in front of me. Now I’m not saying that was bad, but what I am saying is there is so much more!
Last December I attended a weekend long workshop. It was called Personal Mastery Intensive. Great weekend. Awesome time. Learned a lot about myself.
During that weekend we participated in what was called the life boat exercise. This one exercise alone was an eye opener to my unserved practice of keeping myself small and insignificant. During the guided meditation we were passengers on a flight to Russia. Right there, first thing, I remember thinking … I’m never going to be on a plane to Russia! Every single thought of lack, limitation and smallness came flooding into my thoughts. Why???? In addition, I had to convince my fellow passengers to vote me onto the one and only life raft that fit just a handful of people. All-in-all, the exercise was thought-provoking and it motivated me to start thinking differently about myself.
The idea of coming from, trusting in, and embracing my greatness was supported a second time after reading Dying to be Me by Anita Moorjani. Have you read it? If you haven’t read it, you need to read it. The book is a detailed story about Anita’s near death experience. (NDE) She spoke at length about seeing, feeling and knowing her greatness during her time outside of her physical body. I remember the feeling of truth running through me as I read page after page of her incredible story. So I started to embrace the idea even more.
I am greatness.
As I’ve begun this new practice, I find myself becoming more consciously aware of when I slip back into my thoughts of smallness. Or my thoughts of lack and limitation, which stem from not believing in my greatness. I’ll ask myself what the cause might be and why I might be dulling my light. I think at times it’s not wanting to seem boastful around another because it might make that person feel uncomfortable. Sometime I grow smaller so others can feel better about themselves.
I mean really … who am I, dreaming ‘bout being a big star?
Who am I to want to make a difference in the lives of many?
Who am I to want to have a line out the door and around the building for my book signing event?
Who am I to want to facilitate my own weekend intensives?
Who am I to want to be on stage in front of a million people sharing words that will inspire and motivate them to embrace their own magnificence?
Who am I to want to travel to the south pacific?
Who am I to want to hire a private chef?
Embracing my magnificence has given me the opportunity to release fear, flow more easily with life and to trust that love is leading the way. With love and greatness, anything is possible. Like all those newest and biggest dreams you read above.
This is what I know; I am here to shine brightly, to be a beacon of hope for others. I know that I am not responsible for the feelings of another and when my words and actions come from a place of love and compassion, everything is right. I know the importance of big dreams and trusting in the manifestation of them. I know I am much more than this human body and mind lead me to believe. I know I am magnificent.
So what about you?
When was the last time you allowed yourself to dream big?
What are your dreams and goals?
When and how are you allowing your light to be dulled?
What needs to be in place so you can shine more brightly?
What is stopping you from embracing your own greatness?
What would your life, your world, look like if you stepped a little further into your greatness?
Self-Awareness and Transformational Coach, Inner Child Advocate, and Yin Yoga Teacher.