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Let Your Light Shine


If you haven’t heard the news, I’m enrolled in Gabby Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass!

I’ve already finished Module 1 and am AMAZED by the course and it’s approach to my mindset.

Gabby provides a ton of insight in the beginning in her story, her question and answers, and in her Spirit Junkie Sutras.

All of her sutras are worth investigating, exploring and applying to your life.

Today, however, we are going to look at the last one–Shine Brightly. As Gabby says when you shine brightly, you give others permission to do the same….Do not dim your light.”

I was guilty of hiding my light.

Why? Because I had been that I was “too positive, too kind, too happy.” I was actually instructed by people in LEADERSHIP positions throughout my life that I was shining too brightly. I was actually told to engage in gossiping, to be meaner to others, and to stop being so joyful. You can’t make this stuff up.

Can you imagine? Having people tell you that you are just genuinely too nice of a person, too compassionate, too positive, too caring, too HAPPY?

I wasn’t being crazy. I wasn’t going around with positivity blinders and being fake positive, fake kind, or fake caring.

I’m actually just a nice loving person. And that’s me. Authentically. I believe my purpose in life is to love myself and my Higher Power and inspire others to be more loving, more kind, more compassionate. I want to help to change the world through love.

So yes, I am a nice person.

And it was horrible. I cried over and over and felt beat down from people telling me to dim my light. That I was shining too brightly. I was told in school that I was TOO good at various activities, that it made others look bad. I was told in work situations that I was too much of a go getter and got too much done, that it made others look bad. And I was told throughout my life by teachers, bosses, and others who were insecure, that I was too friendly and I needed to knock it off, because it made others look bad and feel bad who were less kind.

Well that’s all just poppycock and nonsense.

The time to hide in fear. The time to be afraid to share my gifts to the world, which, yes, includes my positivity, my friendliness, and my genuine love for life and for others.

I will not dim my light.

Do not dim YOUR light.

Shine, baby, shine!!!

Starting now I pledge to fully bring myself to the world. To shine my heart out. To let myself be my fullest and most authentic and most present version of me.

Because that’s why I am here.

And I hope my doing so will inspire you to do the same.

Let’s all let our lights shine!

Who is with me?


  • Jenna

    September 10, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Such beautiful words. I have been guilty of hiding my light too. I lost a lot of myself when I moved to a new state and didn’t feel comfortable in my new job. I have been working really hard to get back to myself and shine my light again!

  • Christina

    September 10, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I just love this message! Thank you for sharing <3

  • Amanda

    September 10, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I am with you! I absolutely LOVE how kind, positive and happy you are. Your energy is contagious. I wish there were more people like you in the world. Continue to shine bright Lora!

  • steph

    September 10, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    SOOO happy to read this shortly after ordering a “shine” bracelet from Mudlove and questioning myself. Shine, sweet lady and thanks for the reminder/encouragement that we shouldn’t hide it under a bushel basket. I’m gonna let it shine!

  • Liz

    September 10, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Love love love this! <3