LIVE: Shine By the Spirit – Designed to Shine

LIVE! … By the Spirit™ with Kathleen E. Walls

Designed to Shine

© 2010 Kathleen E. Walls

July 23, 2010

People have often asked me, “how do you know when Spirit is speaking?”  I tell them that it depends but one of the ways is that I usually hear the same thing or the same theme over and over again…back-to-back within the same day or several days in a row.  When this happens, I know that I am supposed to listen.  This type of experience happened the other day, and the theme that emerged was a reminder that we are light…we are Designed to Shine!

While speaking with a woman, she recounted a story and a question asked by her young son.  The woman said that while she and her son were walking, he stopped, looked at the sun and then turned and asked her, “Mom do you think that every time we do what we are supposed to do, our light gets brighter and brighter that we eventually become the sun?”  Wow…Out of the mouths of babes.  He knew that we are Designed to Shine.

Several hours later, I was in another conversation, discussing the Quaker concept of everyone having an “inner light”.  Needless to say, I thought about the earlier story that I had been told, and listened even closer because I knew Spirit was speaking.  During this conversation, we discussed that at times it can be difficult, even a full fledge challenge to believe that there is that of God in everyone and that each person has an “inner light”.  I went on to state that people are made up of numerous experiences…some perceived as good and some bad, and that these experiences often cause people to “cover up their light”, consciously or unconsciously.  In my mind, I saw a turned on lamp with blankets over it (the blankets representing the life experiences) and the more blankets that covered the lamp…the dimmer the light until it eventually looked like there was no light at all.  However, the important thing to remember is that despite the dimming/covering of the light, the light still remains lit.  Thus, as each “issue”/blanket is dealt with and removed, the light gets brighter and brighter until you are shining to full capacity.

By the end of the day, I had a song in my head…sing with me…“ This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…ooohhhh, this little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…this little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine…”

During the month of July and beyond, I encourage you to get rid of your “blankets/coverings” and always remember that we are Designed to Shine!

God Bless and continue to Live By the Spirit.


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