LIVE: Affirm by the Spirit — Excellence is Inside of You

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

Excellence is Inside of You

© 2011 Dr. Kathleen E. Walls

March 7, 2011


Picture taken by Dr. Kathleen E. Walls

I use the above picture in The G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Soul Journey Inspirational Calendar for the month of March.  The caption under the picture is “Excellence is Inside of You”.  As I created the calendar, I looked through my photographs and was struck by the light in between the clouds, the Light that is “inside”.  This light has the power to penetrate and reach beyond our own understanding.  Wow, the light that lies within…I sat with that for a moment.


Just as in the picture of above, we too have a light within us that has the ability to “burst out” and shine bright enough for the world to see.  The inner light has the ability to illuminate ideas, “light the path” for yourself or others to follow, and/or bring awareness to some aspect(s) in your life and of yourself.  It is up to you…it is your choice to share your light with the world.  As children, many of us were taught a song about “shining our light”…let’s sing together…”This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, 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!”

The more I thought about the “light” within, I thought about Genesis 1:26-27, and the idea that we are made in the image and likeness of God.  Have you ever really stopped and thought about what that means?  How does that thought affect your life, your actions and interactions, your beliefs, your thinking?  If you haven’t ever done so or if you haven’t in a while, I encourage you to do so now (adapted exercise from The G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Soul Journey).

As we are being led to Affirm and be Affirmed by the Spirit, I say to you “Excellence is Inside of You”.  I ask you to sit with this thought, this reality for a few minutes.  Keep your mind from denying it, trying to “disprove it”, or disregarding it.  Let me say it again…”Excellence is Inside of You!” If need be, write it down or put it in your phone as a daily reminder, look at yourself in the mirror and say it to yourself, look at others and remind them.  Just as I am affirming you, I encourage you to affirm yourself and others.  From this day forth, I ask you to embrace it, breathe it, and live it!

God Bless and continue to Live By The Spirit.

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