This week we watched former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice punch his (then fiancé) Janay Rice in the face while riding in an elevator.  It was quite real and very disturbing to see.  Glenn Beck’s response practically brought me to my knees.  Say what you will about him, but here is someone who believes in sharing the truth with the intent to AWAKEN people to the issues that effect the planet.  Today I am sharing his totally honest and very personal reaction to this incident.  I urge you to take a moment and watch it in it’s entirety.

The world seems overrun with fear, confusion, abuse, injustice and trauma.  (Right alongside all the good stuff!)  Domestic violence, beheadings in the name of religion, and sex trafficking are just a few of the issues appearing in the news. It’s painful, I know.  And to ease that pain many (many!) people numb themselves with alcohol, pills and pot.  But here’s the rub.  While they may temporarily ease the pain they feel, they are also blocking themselves from the clear light of reality. They are blocking themselves from the inner light I call your “1000 Watt Presence”.  This light is the seat of your strength, your potential, your dreams and your mission in this lifetime.  It’s yours and no one can take it from you.  Life’s challenges may block you from feeling it, but it exists all the same.

We must find the courage and strength to face the dark side of life.  Both in the world, and inside ourselves.  Glenn Beck is a recovered alcoholic.  He faced his demons and came out on the other side.  He found his voice so that others may do the same. In this video, I saw all 1000 watts shining as he spoke his truth.  And I for one am very grateful that he did.

There are tools for healing.  There are resources for recovery.  There are so many reasons to share your voice.

“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.”

― Marianne WilliamsonA Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

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