This question follows up a question asked by Michaela. Perhaps it would be good to look at the other side of the coin-she asked about setting our sights too high. I wonder if we are all setting our sights too low.
After all, many spiritual leaders have said that if we do what they teach, we should be able to do what they do...This is an interesting point. I cannot wait to see what you all make of it!
Blessings, Jai (aiming to become the Queen of Questions, I guess!!! LOL!)
asked 24 Feb '11, 21:14
This question brought to mind again that wonderful quote by Marianne Williamson ....
“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."
I think before we begin to awaken spiritually our sights are defintely set too low. We "play small" because of fear and lack of confidence, and only when we begin to walk a spiritual path do we become aware of our true potential and realize what is possible. Then our life begins to change for the better.
answered 25 Feb '11, 02:52
One thing that I remember Jesus said that we are Gods.
Psalm 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
Isaiah 41:23 Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.
John 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
There was a story I read someplace a while back, there was a master walking along a road and he came to a man in the gutter drunk out of his mind laying there. The master looked on this man and said "Behold a being meant to be a God." This was his observation that most of us do not know or accept the greatness we were destined to be.
Jesus told us who we are and the things we can do, but most still refuse to believe who we are as sons and daughters of God.
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