More Powerful Than You Know

7 Aug

Civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine single human individuals, and after that families, then races, peoples and nations, into one great unity, the unity of mankind. Why this has to happen, we do not know; the work of Eros is precisely this.” Sigmund Freud

For unity to grow – in you first and then in the world – you must begin to believe in your inherent power.

I love this quote by Marianne Williamson from A Return to Love: “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.”[1]

You are more powerful than you give yourself credit. You are powerful beyond your understanding. God is within you – that’s the declaration of the New Testament. No longer is God a distant and demanding force that wields power over you. God is within you and, if you allow it, moving through you to bring harmony and unity in the world.

The kingdom of heaven is the creative force (called Love) that is moving the universe toward fulfillment and completion. I referred to it in my last post and explained it in my latest book, The Kingdom of Heaven is for Real and It’s Open to Everyone!.

Jesus promoted unity and harmony among people and the creation today. We will move closer to this ultimate fulfillment as we begin to believe in our own power to participate in its development. It requires drawing on the goodness of God who dwells within us.


[1] Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”


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