Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. Marianne Williamson
Do you play small or do you let your light shine for all the world to see? While it’s easier to play small, from my experience, letting your light shine is leading the way for others to let theirs shine too. Remember those of us who’ve learned to rely on our inner wisdom are role models to help break the patterns of relying on old ways and our logical minds. This is especially important for today’s world because we can take an active role in transforming into light humanity’s mis-creations.
“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou
Our inner light, depending on where we are spiritually, is either the size of a candle flame or a beacon of light. A way to expand it is to invest ourselves in mindfully choosing to stop complaining and feeling sorry for ourselves and finding ways to light the way for others.
Using our inner light is a vital part of fulfilling our purpose. Remember that some days will be harder than others, but as we choose to work from the inside out when we come to an obstacle, we will do whatever is necessary to find ways to move forward.
When we are focused on shining our light, keep in mind that no endeavor is too small. An effortless and basic practice that I’ve used for years is to offer a sincere, silent intention that only love and kindness enter a space or someone’s life, a simple way to bring love into the world.
Other ways that we can connect with our inner light:
- be of service to others
- acts of kindness
- being joyful
- living more purposefully
- being a loving presence
- and/or sharing our gifts
I’d been letting my light shine for years, but it was limited to what I allowed my time to be invested in. Once I stopped doing what was expected by others and doing what I knew was right for me, I became more aware of being a part of the change in a bigger way. No matter how I choose to shine my light, I know it is radiating out into the world as a part of global change. Just imagine how someone who needs that light feels?
To make this transformation, start small, be gentle with yourself, remember there are no rules, and that this is a very personal journey of taking conscious, deliberate steps toward allowing your light to shine to bring positive change into your life and the lives of others.
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