Be Shining: Is Your Inner Light Turned On?

Are You Shining, or Hiding Your Light?


As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others. ~ Marianne Williamson 

Are you letting you light shine brightly for you and the world to see or are you hiding your light under a bushel?

As the moon shone on Wednesday evening and there was magical energy, I planned a Full Moon ritual to release those those feelings and thoughts that I allow to creep in sometimes that bring on the FUD factor.  I wrote down in my journal that I would do a full moon painting.  I had no idea what would emerge onto the paper when I started to paint last night at 9.13pm. I chose a soft blue that I washed over with a deep blue, some white and then layered it with purple. My brush was so full of paint that I brushed the excess onto a board that was at hand. That was how I come to have two moon paintings. The second painting having a deeper background and a heart shape. The gold was my next color choice, representing the new energies that are coming  and then the moon shining brightly.

moon releasing

After I had completed the paintings I went outside to look at the full moon and perfection was the word that came to me. I then lit a candle and brought out the paper that I had written the words and feelings I was wanting to release.  It was now time to clear away  what has been me holding back. This is an exercise I have done in different form over the years. Last night I chose to draw a red heart  to hold what I was releasing.  Then it was time to meditate, yes under the moonlight, read the words within the heart and then light the paper and release into the night sky.


Then as I went to sleep I asked for my dreams to be filled with my hearts desires.

When I woke this morning I felt light and thought what are some ways that I can continue let my light stay shining brightly?

Here are 7 ways that I know help me shine my light:  

 I meditate and ask my inner wisdom, my guides and my angels to help and guide me.

 I ask each morning how may I serve.

 I focus on what I really really want ~ my heart’s desire ~ what juices me and makes my heart sing.

 I do mirror exercises and say I love you Suzie.

 I smile ~ I wake up with a smile and I smile at the people I pass on my beach walk, at the shops etc. You do shine when you smile.

 I let go of the woulds, the coulds and shoulds and I am kind to ME

 I tap away any fears and doubts (Emotional Freedom Technique). I find this an empowering, quick way to shift negativity as well as a powerful healing tool that I used daily during my healing journey.

All these things raise my vibes and make me feel good. When we feel good we we shine and we step into our light.

People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 1-am-a-staned-glass-window

How do you let your light shine?

How does it make you feel?

all my love

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54 thoughts on “Be Shining: Is Your Inner Light Turned On?”

  1. Love this post and your paintings! I keep intending to do a new moon ritual but still have not. I’ve also just started doing some painting, so I am inspired to bring these two together in a new moon – sometime in the next 100 days or so (*wink*).

  2. Thank you for sharing your ritual and the various ways you let your light shine. I know these rituals can be powerful, and yet I’ve often shied away from really getting to that deep inner life and light. I particularly like how you drew the heart to hold what you are releasing. Your moon drawings are beautiful – they capture the power of that amazing wholeness. I am opening myself to as many possibilities as I can!

  3. I love the full moon art you created and I REALLY LOVE your morning ritual… I do some of those things… morning meditation and some mirror work but I think I will adopt a few more of your morning rituals…. your light glows 🙂
    <3 Mimi
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  4. Ooohhhh I like this – the stained glass window is a beautiful scarf and that’s how I like to shine – with vibrant color! You always have such fun and inspirational rituals/ideas ~ always great to read your posts Suzie!!

  5. What a stunner article Suzie. The way you’ve used your paintings within the article, but just for the practical tips and tricks. I’ve just shared with my community, thanks! J x

  6. Beautiful, the paintings, the ritual and your sharing of it. think we all need to keep releasing pretty much the same things.. Your seven light shiners are great ways to ensure we shine.. thank you and your scarf rocks!!! Isn’t EFT just amazing, love n light x
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  7. hi Suzie, thanks for sharing your light, it really helps to know that others see this as a priority! I’m always looking for new ways to shine and I love it how you had 7 strategies. Namaste, Lisa Fitzpatrick
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  8. Dear Suzie

    I volunteer at my local English library (in france) and I work in the cafe chatting with the library members and making them lovely cappuccinos. I really enjoy the socialising and buzzing about its fun and rewarding 🙂 I feel it makes me shine

    Love jennyxxx
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  9. Inspiring post. I pray most mornings ( should be every ) to allow my light to shine today. It sure makes a difference. I have tried EFT but didn’t fall in love with it… All good ways to start the day.

  10. Absolutely beautiful Suzie. I loved your post. I love the ritual you have created, so much so I can’t wait until the next full moon to try it for myself! Thank you!

  11. I also love your ritual! I want to paint and mind the phases of the moon…That’s a great place to be (in the moon) is an expression we use all the time in French. We say when we are day dreaming (Je suis dans la lune…LOL which is funny cause it’s day time. Love your list..for me journalling at night has been amazing….This week I have written 7 pages on Wednesday and thursday…great stuff! Thank you Suzie!
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    1. Hi Louise
      Yes I love the heart I had read somewhere about making a circle and putting the words in- I suppose a container like the moon. I am into week 2 of Morning pages and not quite at the love stage 🙂 Wishing you well with your course- which I really wish I could fit in- looking forward to the next one
      with love and gratitude
      Suzie ♡xx
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  12. You evening time spent with the moon sounds so freeing and airy and yet wrapped in cozy too. I know that they are very different but I felt both when reading about your offering. I have done a similar thing just once and it felt so full of magic, you have made me want to remember that for another time. Thanks for the shining reminder to be bright.
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  13. Hello Suzie, Thank you so much for sharing these lovely insights. I enjoyed how you interweave color, art, language, humor and feelings into your posts. This is why your writings touch so many different people. Continue to share your insights, wisdom and humor. Peace and Blessings! -Phyllis

  14. Suzie, I also ask each morning “How may I serve?” It really makes a difference in my life as I’m always guided, sometimes in unexpected ways! Your advice about following our Heart’s Desire is so important for making any decision in Life.

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