Every time I read or recite this quote, I get something new from it. It moves me at a different line each time. This quote has become for me, a mantra, something to aspire to, something to absorb, to learn on all levels.
She rules with authentic power – this is perhaps the most encouraging of all the lines. We all know that power can be a very emotive and attractive thing so why not be true to you and rule your kingdom with authentic power. Being true to who you are is a common theme for a lot of my clients and it is not necessarily an easy thing to do. We’re trained from so young to not be ourselves, to sensor ourselves, to change what we look like, how we dress, what we enjoy doing just to fit in, to be loved and accepted. Yes, it’s totally a personal perception that we may not be loved for who we really are but (and it’s been said by thousands of those before us) if we love ourselves for who we really are, then we become that vision, we become the ruler of our kingdom and we do indeed rule with authentic power.
“A queen is wise. She has earned her serenity, not having had it bestowed on her but having passed her tests. She has suffered and grown more beautiful because of it. She has proved she can hold her kingdom together. She has become its vision. She cares deeply about something bigger than herself. She rules with authentic power.”
― Marianne Williamson
Something stirred in me when I heard this quote. And it still continues to give tingles and well up with resonating tears every time I read it, say it out loud or hear it spoken again. It has something for me. It speaks to me.
This quote is from a book by Marianne Williamson, A Woman’s Worth. While I have not read it, it is on the top of my “next to read” list purely because of this quote.
So while I have not entirely let it all immerse into me, I have begun to work on my realm, to immerse myself within it. I have decided that while I build my kingdom, I will treat every realm I come into contact with as my own and as an opportunity to be my authentic self, to hold that kingdom together as best I can while I am in it and to always keep my eye on my vision, on that something bigger than myself because ultimately, that is my realm.