“The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.” -Shakti Gawain
Good morning! A simple sentence can have so much power behind it. I have always loved the work of Shakti Gawain. I was fortunate to stumble across her book Creative Visualization when I was only fourteen years old. That book taught me the power of my own thinking and how to use affirmations to improve the quality of my life (and eliminate self-destructive habits.) The concept here is simple: each day, we have the power to choose how much light we let in and how much light we cast around us. We let light in by “feeding the soul,” through good deeds, kindness, and prayer.
Your Turn: Imagine that you have a “Spiritual Bank Account.” Each time you pray, do an act of kindness or practice positive self-reflection, a deposit is made into that register. That balance determines the light within you and thus the light you can shine onto others. How does your account look? If it is looking like things might “bounce,” grab your short-term to-do list and make some plans to fix it.
Today’s Affirmation: Today, I renew my commitment to refuel and re-energize so that I may have more light within to cast onto the world around me.