Not playing small isn’t the same as playing big

Posted by Karen Degen on 21st March 2016

Tags: Marianne Williamson, button, castle, playing big, playing small

I have written before (in the blog titled Embracing our amazingness) about the power of Marianne Williamson’s quote. If you haven’t read the quote before, scroll down and do so, because I’ve had some new realisations about it.

She writes about ‘playing small’ which so many of us do. I myself had been playing small, but realised it, worked on myself and stopped.  I no longer play small.   I’ve only recently come to realise however that not playing small is VERY different from playing it big.

In recent months I’ve been purposely playing big.  That might sound arrogant, and if it does it’s a sure sign you have limiting beliefs around this subject.  If you think playing it big is wrong then you are likely playing small yourself, which severely limits abundance in every area of your life.

If you were playing big how would you do it? Take some time to think about that and then take some big action.  Act as if huge success is your normal.  Act big and you will get big.  Abraham (Hicks) says “”It is as easy to create a castle as a button, it’s just a matter of whether you focus on a castle or the button”.  What Abraham is explaining is that it takes no more to create a castle (something big and very much wanted) than to create a button (something small and less desired). The process is the same. The energy available can handle both equally. If you want to create a million dollars in your life, it is no more difficult than creating $100 (except that we believe the $100 is easier, and therefore we focus on that (playing small).

Marianne Williamson’s quote:  “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.”


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