This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…let it shine, let it shine, let it shine…
I remember singing these beautiful words in Sunday school when I was a child. As I am sitting here reflecting, I don’t believe that I really knew at the time the poignant meaning behind these simple words. I remember that I definitely didn’t feel like I was shining my light bright. I just happened to be singing the song.
As I have mentioned before, I was conditioned as a child to mind my manners, keep my opinions to myself, and do as I was told. I lacked both confidence and self-esteem, and I was painfully shy. My light definitely was not shining very bright, and I am not sure that it was even shining at all.
Fast forward many years, I read Marianne Williamson’s powerful quote, “A Deepest Fear,” and discovered the significance of shining my light bright. Marianne’s words had an enormous impact on my life the first time I read them. Actually, every time I read this quote, I have that same feeling of empowerment wash over me. It is the perfect reminder for me to shine my own light bright, and I encourage you to do the same.
You may be asking, “What light are you referring to?” This light is your soul; the very essence of your being. Each one of us has the Divine spark within us. It is our right to be all that we are intended to be and so much more. As Marianne says, “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.”
Are you capable of doing this? Is it possible for you to shine your light bright? Don’t hold back now. This is your life, you are creating it, and you have the power to choose how bright you want to shine. You are in control of your light. No one else is nor should they have the ability to control it. Do not allow anyone to dim your light under any circumstances for any reason whatsoever.
The important thing is to recognize that this will happen and then acknowledge when it happens so we can move through these feelings rather than allowing them to manifest further. As I honor my own light, I also honor everyone else’s light. I honor and respect the emotions that I feel so that I can continue to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I understand that I need to honor the light within me so that it can continue to shine bright.
With that said, I am paying attention to the guidance that I am receiving. I know and trust that all is happening exactly as it should in this moment and in every moment. What I have come to realize is that life is truly all about making choices and then choosing to take action on the choices that we make. When we align our thoughts, words, and actions with our beliefs and come from a place of love, amazing things will and do happen. We attract those people into our life who are a reflection of us. To connect with our inner light, we must connect with our heart and open our heart to love.
About Shelly ~
Intuitive Medium, Reiki Master and Spiritual Teacher Shelly Wilson would love to assist you on your spiritual journey. With respect, truth, integrity and love, Shelly honors your free will and recognizes that you are co-creating your reality with the Universe. She offers private readings, intuitive coaching, Reiki sessions, and teaches workshops. Shelly’s books, 28 Days to a New YOU, Connect to the YOU Within and Journey into Consciousness, are available in paperback and eBook.