Do you hide your light under a bushel?
As a child, the one who speaks and writes for me heard these words often: “Do not hide your light under a bushel.”
She did not know what the words meant, and hid her light, because it felt safer to be invisible than shine in the magnitude of light and delight her spirit knew.
She hid under an upturned basket in the dark and comfort of silence, reining in her light, her life force, her gifts. A few air holes kept her alive, a little light shown in, a little light shone out. As an adult, she learned that her hiding place was really a death-trap for her soul, and took steps to emerge.
Do you allow you light to shine with its full brilliance and magnificence? Your light is integral to the web of all existence. Know this! If you hide and cover up, there is a dark spot, a weakness, a smudge in the great web of light – all that is.
Take your rightful place in this life you’ve chosen! Finally allow yourself to be all you’ve come here to be, radiating the full spectrum of light, illuminating this earth and all who live here .