Updated: Soul Correction: Sharing The Light, Sharing the Flame

soul correction: sharing the light Soul Correction: Sharing the light.

A single candle, though its light is weak, banishes darkness. But it needs to be lit.

When you hide your light under a bushel basket so no one can see it: you are doing no one a service, including yourself.

Your job is to share your light, and trust that your single light will light up the life of all you touch.


You hiding your light is your soul correction: you are stingy and selfish in that.

The stinginess masquerades as fear. But it really is a desire for the self alone, and nasty at that. You'd rather not have anything lest you have to share it.

As a person you are envious, as a person you are jealous. And outwardly you may even seem generous, but it is a pose. Inside you are closed up, hold your breath, and unyielding in your effort to hold on what you could give. Yourself.

Our Deepest Fear
By Marianne Williamson
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us;
It's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we're liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

Update: You have developed, as a child, a delusional self-image. The self-image of a person who can and should be able to do very big things without effort... much like a fairy tale character. But life is telling you, time and time again, that it takes consistency and persistence to get anything meaningful done and finish... but that you do not like to do.

Your experience in life is that you are not moving... that no matter what you do, you can't get ahead.

And you are right.

What makes one get ahead is working ONE project, consistently, tirelessly, and allowing your light to focus on that one project... not dispersing your light and thus hiding it.

But this soul correction is more interested in being needy, being small, and not having to be called to account. Too bad. What a waste!

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Author: Sophie Benshitta Maven

award winning architect, magazine publisher, transformational and spiritual coach and teacher, self declared Avatar

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