Thursday, December 23, 2010

Let Your Inner Light Shine This Holiday

Dots and Blend lights

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 most.  We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?'  Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.  Your playing small does not serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you.  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 ALL of us.  And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."  -Maryanne Williamson

As you see the holiday lights around you, remember that there is a bright light shining within you.  Let your light shine more brightly than before by being your most authentic self.  Feel your inner strength.  Recognize your inner beauty.  Connect to your inner peace.  

The only thing that truly matters is THIS moment.  Breathe, smile and touch others with your warmth and kindness.  Wishing you a holiday filled with bright lights, present moment awareness, special connections, love, laughter, good food and good times....

I appreciate you and thank you for sharing your light with me.

Your Personal Reflection:  How will you let your light shine more brightly, from the inside out, this holiday?


  1. This post is a beautiful gift. Thank you! I'm so glad I opened it this morning. oops! Was I supposed to wait until Christmas? ;)

  2. Great post! At the holidays I don't usually think about letting my light shine brightly. This year I think I'll focus on inner peace. And love. Since the end of August my husband and I have had a long-distance marriage. We're spending Christmas together and that is the only present either of us wants.

    Happiest of holidays to you!

  3. This is lovely.
    Have a wonderful Holiday season Shannon with your beautiful family.
    Lots of Love, Peace and Happiness ;)

  4. So beautiful! Thanks for this, I needed to read it today. Happy Holidays! :)

  5. Love it! A perfect reminder for me this morning as we start out the first day of Christmas.

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!! :)


  6. You amaze me all the time Shannon! I love the post you wrote! You are so right; playing small does no service to anyone! Thank you for this gift! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! Peace, Angela


Thanks for sharing!