Shine Your Light

One of my favorite quotes of all time is by Marianne Williamson.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

In my classes this week, I was talking and reading about the power of the truth, but more importantly being true to yourself and knowing your truth. It takes the strength and courage to take a look inside and be honest about what you really want and the connection with who you really are, your truth.

Recently, I was faced with a situation where I had to make a hard choice.  I had been working with a client for several months. I was excited when I got the gig, this would be a great enhancement for my career, open me up to other possibilities and possible “fame”, but soon after I started, realized I might have taken on more than I could really handle.  Continuing to work with this client was draining and dimming my light.  I was tired, overwhelmed, and watching the clock when I should have been energized, excited and productive.  I came up with a million excuses of why I should keep the relationship, and they were all valid, but it meant that I was taking on work that wasn’t nourishing my soul and therefore not living in my truth.

It took some soul searching to get to the point of acknowledging that staying with the status quo was eating me away. I felt bad. If I quit, I had given up and let people down (I am always up for a good challenge). I didn’t follow through with my commitment and possibly jeopardize the chance to work this client in the future. Then one day in a moment of brilliance, I just did it and decided that it was time to give it up. I needed to create some space so that I could just breath and create more focus in other areas of my life. It was interesting because immediately a weight was lifted, and because I had made a choice based on what my truth, or my light, wanted, I was able to open myself up for what I really did want.  The next week, in exchange, I got a call from my ideal type of client who I will begin working with next week.

By letting go of what I didn’t want, I was able to manifest exactly what I did want.

I encourage you to do the same – what can you let go of in order to create space for what you want? Please post your comments below.

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  1. Therese Miu on January 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Hi Tracy, I am so GLAD I stopped by your blog today and learned a little about yourself. You are a remarkable human being and you light up so brightly. I had something similar happen to me last year. I shifted from business owner to having a J-O-B early last year doing social media work initiatives-online marketing, SEO, blogging, adwords, social media etc at a multi-million dollar beauty school. I did it because it allowed more creativity and I was learning so much. The pay was GREAT but I was miserable. Everyday I imagined quitting a thousand times. I had to stay true to myself. And ask the Universe for love, support, and guidance. I left the position around september and I never looked back. My spirituality was hanging by a thread and I was glad I followed my inner voice and intuition.
    You can learn more about it on a detailed post here when you have a chance:

    Thank You Tracy for allowing me the space to share my feelings.
    I appreciate you!

    • Tracy Matthews on January 25, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      hi Therese,

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comment! I am glad your intuition is guiding you!


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