mc 4 – Marianne Williamson & Awareness

mc 4

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 frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God….

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us…

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

Words by Marianne Williamson

often mistakenly credited to Nelson Mandela


Originally when I read these words I think I really was quite fearful of them – the thought that I might actually be one of those ‘brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous’ people couldn’t be possible.  I think  there are many of us who don’t think we are capable of doing something outstanding believing it is only other people who do.

But you see I always kept those words for many years, inspired by them deep down.  And now here I am being them………

you can too……………………



I am adding here – because I have the space – two sets of words which had a profound effect on my conscious awareness by understanding the stages of ‘how we learn‘ anything, or how anything can become a habit consciously or unconsciously  for the better and equally for the worse.

I present them here for you in the hope they have a similar effect on you.


Unconscious Incompetent

Conscious Incompetent

Conscious Competent

Unconscious Competent

To explain simply, let us take for an example when we learn to drive. We first have no idea how to drive – we are an unconscious incompetent.

Next we are shown,  and take instruction, and initially when practicing we are an conscious incompetent, hopefully improving with time.

The conscious competent is the next stage, as we become more comfortable and confident, however still having to pay attention with conscious awareness and effort.

The level of  unconscious competent is achieved when we drive the car safely and successfully arrive at our destination without having given any thought to the actual process.

This process happens whenever we learn anything new, be it to ride a bicycle, tie our shoelaces, play a piano, make a good sponge cake, even to studying to be a doctor etc.,

Some people don’t quite ever make it to the last the stage and stay as the conscious competent or even the conscious incompetent, continually having to make the effort as whatever it is  doesn’t somehow, come naturally to them.

This can be very interesting as depending how consciously or unconsciously we develop this new learning, remembering that everything is learnt at some stage in our life If learnt with a positive attitude  eg. through a good teacher one can learn quickly.  If  trying to learn through struggling and resistance, then often this is when we can give up.  Also things can be learnt that aren’t good for us e.g. negative habits, with some indulgencies that can even become addictions such as smoking, drinking, gambling.  These may become unconsciously fuelled by a physical desire that we mistake for pleasure. They say it only takes 30 days for anything to become a habit.

So it is really important to make the effort to try to stay truly consciousMindful.  To see how important the Power of Now really is.  To be really Aware – which moves us nicely on to this next part.



Unconscious Unconscious

Conscious Unconscious

Conscious Conscious

Unconscious Conscious

These set of words above are the whole essence of the intention behind this website.

True Soul consciousness is the Unconscious Conscious .


I have a very special girlfriend whose first words to me were how important AWARENESS, AWARENESS, AWARENESS really is – one of her main teachers being Anthony de Mello, an Indian, Jesuit priest and psychotherapist –


As I have admitted a few times within these pages I see myself as a Conscious Competent with Conscious Awareness who has to remind myself frequently to make conscious effort through my own Conversation with God in the form of prayer, appreciation and gratitude if I want to have a happy life .

So here I Am and here You Are – both of us, in this precious moment NOW , with Conscious Awareness let us choose to surrender to the power of this Universal Divine Matrix whoever or whatever it is, to have a happy, wonderful life  TYG.

always with love