I want to share a story with you about my daughter. My husband decided to take her to explore the caves near our home. My daughter was delighted to be given her very own kid-sized lantern. She was absolutely fearless, venturing into the deep dark cave with him trailing behind her. The strangers that followed behind my husband and daughter soon began to catch up and light the way ahead of her.
What she loved so dearly, was feeling the power of her light on the dark path. She relished in the impact of the light transforming the dark. My daughter is really shy. The kind of kid that gets mute when anyone other than family speaks to her. My husband was in total shock when she began yelling a loud, echoey plea to all the strangers in the cave. It was a firm, “EXCUSE ME! EXCUSE ME!” and when she had won their startled attention, she declared, “I need room to shine MY light.”
So this is me giving you permission to ask for room to shine your light. If she can do it, you can do it. Where in your life are you feeling oppressed, overwhelmed, closed in? Can you ask for space? Take some time alone? What would help you focus on the light within you?
I will be in Portland the next three weekends: Sept 26-27, Oct 3-4, and 10-11th. I will be available via phone as well for the next three weeks, then taking a little vacation mid-October.
Shine your light bright, Liliana