Monday, 18 March 2013

Let Your Light Shine!

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” -Marianne Williamson

The longer I live, the more I realize that to embrace who we truly are inside is the essence of freedom. Each of us has our own unique set of gifts and a light that is meant to shine. We are meant to nurture our passion and creativity and then share it with others. The ability to express fully and openly is incredibly freeing. 
With more time, we have more opportunity to experience and learn about who we are. And we have a choice: we can discover our true being and ignore it, or we can celebrate it. We can cage ourselves in the way we believe we "should" act rather than how we "feel" like acting or we can see our light and allow it to shine and reach other people. And in allowing our light to shine we free others and give them the space to do the same. 
Especially in today's world, it is so easy to feel that we need to be a certain way, do certain things. But this becomes a very heady situation, because we are left constantly looking outside ourselves for reassurance, we rationalize and convince ourselves that its okay to be less than who we truly are. Because it provides a sense of belonging and that is what we all want. We all want to feel accepted and loved. But what does this mean if we are not being accepted and loved for our truest selves? 
 And what I've learned, is that the way of the heart is the most liberating. I used to live mostly in my head. Before doing anything, I would analyze and rationalize. Soon enough, I learned that living like this is draining and limiting. 
Living from the heart means doing things because we feel like doing them, not because we think we should. It means being spontaneous and allowing our light to shine, realizing that in doing this, we become our most powerful selves. When we do this, we actually attract the people and situations that are most in alignment with our needs and desires.
Yes, it takes courage and facing fear. But we can learn to trust ourselves and see our inner spark.
Let your light shine,

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