We all need to give ourselves permission to shine. No need to apologize for who you really are. Take the time to chip away at the protective clay that you have covered yourself with for all these years. Be Fearlessly Authentic and find out what is On the Other Side of Fear. It is already in you. Shine!
The Story of the Golden Buddha
“In 1957, a monastery in Thailand was being relocated and a group of monks was put in charge of moving a giant clay Buddha. In the midst of the move one of the monks noticed a crack in the Buddha. Concerned about damaging the idol, the monks decided to wait for a day before continuing with their task. When night came, one of the monks came to check on the giant statue. He shined his flashlight over the entire Buddha. When he reached the crack he saw something reflected back at him. The monk, his curiosity aroused, got a hammer and a chisel and began chipping away at the clay Buddha. As he knocked off piece after piece of clay, the Buddha got brighter and brighter. After hours of work, the monk looked up in amazement to see standing before him a huge solid-gold Buddha.
Many historians believe the Buddha had been covered with clay by Thai monks several hundred years earlier before an attack by the Burmese army. They covered the Buddha to keep it from being stolen. In the attack all the monks were killed, so it wasn’t until 1957, when the monks were moving the giant statue, that the great treasure was discovered. Like the Buddha, our outer shell protects us from the world: our real treasure is hidden within. We human beings unconsciously hide our inner gold under a layer of clay. We are masters of disguise, fooling others but also fooling ourselves. It’s the lies we tell ourselves that we need to decipher.
Please take the time to watch this short video. http://bit.ly/1z5niTk
Source:Krishamurtiandmore Youtube Channel. Debbie Ford “The Shawdow Effect”
The shift that needs to occur is perceptual. Our outer shell has served as protection, not just something that keeps us from fulfilling our dreams. Our outer shell is divinely design to guide our spiritual process. By revisiting and exploring each incident, emotion and experience that led us to construct that shell, we’ll be guided back home to embrace the totality of our being. Our shells are the road map to our personal growth. The outer shell is made up of all that we are, and all that we don’t want to be. No matter how painful our past or present might be, if we look at ourselves truthfully and use the information stored in our outer shell as a guide, it will lead us in our journey towards enlightenment.
When we get to know our whole self, we will no longer need our shell to protect us. We will naturally allow our masks to fall away, exposing our authentic self to the world. Our shells are created from our ego ideal. The ego is the “Self” distinguished from other. Spirit combines “self” and other as one. When this union between spirit and self occurs, we become one with ourselves and one with the world.
Give yourself permission to uncover your true self. Challenge the person you think you are in order to unveil the person you are capable of becoming. All we need to do to uncover our gold is have the courage to chip away at our outer shell, piece by piece.”
Source: Debbie Ford “The Dark Side of the Light Chasers.”
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