In the process of putting this month’s mandala together, I heard the song “This little light of mine” playing in my head and thought “that’s perfect!” for this month’s mandala: Brilliance.
Odetta recites Marianne’s beautiful words about shining our Light (written out below) and then continues to sing a delightful version of “This little light of mine.”
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 doesn’t 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.
– Marianne Williamson
Let us break free of our ties that bind us so that we can let our Light shine with the Brilliance of all that we Are.
The Mandala Lady
Be sure to check out Section 6 of the 2015 Mandala of the Year.