To illuminate is to be lit, to light up + shine. For many, this can be as simple as stepping into your truth. When we illuminate we direct sun into the four pillars, we hold the torch, dissolve the dark + we lightwork.
Illuminating is about granting yourself the permission to be your true self, + by honouring the person we were born to be, comes confidence + compassion. We acquire the virtue of respect for ourselves + others. We validate, emancipate + thus we illuminate.
Energetic blocks can arise from limiting self-beliefs, so by illuminating the parts of ourselves we like the least, we empower. When we stop blaming, we empower. When we start acknowledging + understanding how we impact our environment, we empower.
Self-illumination is also known as shadow work. It’s about taking the parts of ourselves we like the least + holding them to the light. Here, we are given the opportunity to examine our intricacies + make peace with the past.
I accept what I cannot change + as I do, I heal. My light is mine to shine, as brightly as I please.