THE POETS QUILL: This little light of mine


As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson said it better in her book, A Return to Love: “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” There is a light in a very soul, some lights are brightly burning and others are dark and cold.

For me having a light that is brightly burning means doing things that make me feel free and peaceful, surrendering control, trusting my intuition, showing compassion and kindness to myself and others, and believing the simple truth that I am enough. It is about bringing light to the places that are dark. It is about looking for opportunities to lift someone else up. It is making a conscious effort to do the things I know make my own light shine brighter so I can also help other people recognize the light that is within them. Shining my light means being vulnerable enough to put myself out there through my writings and getting on stage to give a motivational speech because I understand that someone out there needs to see it in order to activate their own courage.

Someone said “to whom much is given, much is expected” what this means for me is, because I am fully aware of my light and power, means I have to give it out. It is my responsibility to run into the dark places to seek out the confused and hopeless and help ignite their candles. It is my responsibility to shine my light so brightly it reaches every corner that it exposes the darkness as the fraud it is. So, my question to you this week is: are you currently reflecting your light to the outside? Have you attached yourself to activities or people that inspire you to shine brightly? What are the activities that you engage in that bring you the most peace and happiness and how can you use them to ignite the souls of all those witnessing you on your journey?

I must emphasize that being “the light” doesn’t mean being a perfectly positive person who is blissfully happy all the time and never makes mistakes, it simply means living in the fullness of your authenticity without fear of people’s opinions. Being a light doesn’t mean you have to do grand gestures to reach people, it is simply just giving people grace understanding that there is no growth in judgement. Lastly being a light means letting go of everything that corrodes your soul, baggage like bitterness, envy, fear, unforgiveness, jealousy, greed, anger, pride and ego. Light cannot compete with dark, there is no grey area between the two. When you feel yourself experiencing these emotions, allow them to pass without holding on or allowing them to define you. Give yourself as much grace as you have to because you are growing your wings and learning how to fly without a guide.

P.s remember that how you show up every single day is what determines the quality of your light, not the perception others have it.


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