A Personal Manifesto

The following is an adoption of words initially attributed to Marianne Williamson and later used by Nelson Mandela for his Inaugural speech. I have chosen to write this in the first person. I feel it make an extremely personal and powerful manifesto.

“My deepest fear is not that I am inadequate. My deepest fear is that I am powerful beyond measure. It is my light, not my darkness that most frightens me. I ask myself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who am I not to be? I am a child of God. My playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so other people won’t feel insecure around me. I am meant to shine. I was born to make manifest the glory of God that is within me. Glory is not just in some of us; glory is in everyone. And as I let my light shine, I unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As I am liberated from my fear, my freedom liberates others.”

Be a Blessing,
All the Best.
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
http://www.weddingministersri.com
http://www.createyourownweddingceremony.com
http://www.recoverysayings.wordpress.com

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BEING – Self Possessed

These are two ways to say the same thought:
~You have no right to know what others think about you.
~What others think of you is none of your business.

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
http://www.weddingministersri.com
http://www.createyourownweddingceremony.com
http://www.recoverysayings.wordpress.com

I AM – My Story

Don’t forget, no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the story or stories that you have to tell.
Charles de Lint

We find this line so essential to who we are, to who I am. I am the center and core. I am like no other. Reflect on the words: I am. Say it over and over slowly and deliberately as a mantra: I am. I am. I am. See how this simple mantra can bring us to the center and the foundational place of my/ our existence. I AM- there is no other. I AM

Enjoy
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
http://www.weddingministersri.com
http://www.createyourownweddingceremony.com
http://www.recoverysayings.wordpress.com

Courage…

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”

We saw this quote in a nurse’s office on one of the cardiac floors of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

So many of us are familiar with: “…Accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”. This quote “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar”, is helped with an understanding of the etymology of the word Courage. Courage, from the French, is: Strong Heart.  Courage is a heart based in love, allowing us to let go of the familiar, to grow, to be stretched, to be resilient, to be here now, to stand side by side in the face of adversity, to be empowered, to accept what is, to be, to trust, and to Love.

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
http://www.weddingministersri.com
http://www.onlytheceremony.com