‘The appearance of things changes according to our emotions; we see magic and beauty in them, meanwhile the magic and beauty is really in ourselves.’
‘Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.’
THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
‘To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow,
To run where the brave dare not go.
To right the unrightable wrong,
To love pure and chaste from afar,
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star.
This is my quest, to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far,
To fight for the right, without question or pause,
To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause;
And I know, if I’ll only be true to this glorious quest,
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I’m laid to my rest.
And the world will be better for this,
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star.’
From the Broadway production “Man of La Mancha”
Words & Music by Joe Darion & Mitch Leigh
‘When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.’
OUR DEEPEST FEAR
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’s 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’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.
REMEMBERING WHO WE ARE
Remember Who You Are
Though the path may seem blocked
Who you Truly Are lies just beyond awareness
Awaiting for your return
Remember Who You Are
By making the Decision for a Choice
Dark Shadows do not want you to make
Remember Who You Are
By choosing once again
For the enlivening Thoughts of Love
From which you were Created
Activate these thoughts
By not believing who you are not
Replace separation fantasies
With conscious belief
That is bathed in the
Loving Truth of your Original Nature
You are the essence of deepest peace
An all-inclusive love and uplifting joy
Perceive everyone thriving in the
Same Omniscient Harmony Imagine being held so deep
In the Heart of Oneness that no illusion can disturb you
Or tempt into false belief
Banish all thoughts of enmity and differentiation
Such thoughts are all illusion, miring us still deeper I
n separation’s deadening grasp
Seeing sameness leads to Oneness
Take everyone with you in this Vision
And go beyond the dream
It is from this higher state
That you enter into
The Eternal Kingdom of your Divine Self
With the radiance of Visions’ Majesty Shining all around you
Extending out in Love past the misty veil
To all minds being healed into wholeness as One
This is how we break free from the dream Of time,
separation, unconscious guilt, and fear
This is how we open the prison doors
That were made from the illusion of miscreation
Which imposed an idea of perceived limitation
This is how we poise ourselves
To soar beyond the illusory world
Into the miraculous, magnificence
Of the Beauty of Truth We have always been,
and restore ourselves
To Who and What we infinitely are
Awaken to the ancient memory
Using Divine Imagination
Suffused with the Infinite Blessing of Radiant Forgiveness
And release the lie that will
Open your Heart to the Divine Presence
Home to the Grace that reveals scintillating Perfect Oneness
This Divine Invitation beckons your acceptance and return
Reclaim Your True Identity
From the dark reality whose purpose is to hide
But can never completely cover up or own
Your Divine Essence You are Spirit
Whose nature is Perfect Oneness The Always Eternal Everything
It is time Now to share and extend out
This Beautiful image of the Radiance of Truth
To all you meet To all you remember
And to all you have never met or yet will
Hold everyone in your Heart of Purest Thoughts
With a deep heartfelt feeling
Imagine enveloping yourself and everyone in
The Sacred Embrace of Remembrance
That nourishes us all, and sets us free as One
Journey into the vast regions of Oneness
From which we came
You are so much more than you know
Imagine the Thought of Love,
and of Peace Magnified a million fold
Now envision everyone and everything in this
Eternal Light of Divine Beauty
Remember, Imagine, and Be
This shimmering light of
Love’s Perfect Oneness For that is
What you truly are Along with me.