I was in the process of compiling information for my book, when I first read this excerpt from Marianne Williamson several years ago. It was one of those moments where time literally felt like it had stopped. My soul had been searching for the right words to give me permission to embrace using the word fabulous, specially as my book’s title.
In my native Dominican Republic, the word fabulous is used to address men who are shallow and materialistic but for women it goes beyond that. For women, if you’re a ‘fabulosa’ you’re considered a gold digger (yes, a woman who is waiting on a man with money to complete her) to boot.
So, to relate it to things of spiritual nature, well clearly: No. But I always went against the grain and I was always drawn to the word and most importantly, its meaning within the excerpt.
Since, I have secretly chanted “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…”
It is my every day reminder to always walk in the light.
Thanks Vicky! #ImperfectBlogging