For the past year I have been writing a book called A Course in Miracles for Creative Women which is a simple version of the daily lessons for the creative brain.
The following lesson moves me to no end and I have contemplated it deeply for many years and only now am able to live into this idea much more of the time. It speaks to the magnitude of soul light that we each carry inside. As we discover the distinct qualities of our unique gifts - what we are here to bring to the world we realize that our inner light is not generic.
Our light is specific to us and if we do not express it - the world misses out. When we quiet our outer personality we will see that we each carry a particular principle of life that is expressing itself through us.
If you delve into your psyche deeply enough you will be able to locate the time when as a child you decided to not give your unique light to life. As children we do decide at certain point to not give our gifts, usually because we see the adults in our lives withholding theirs and because we are afraid to be that big. Usually when the urge to live in more grace and magnitude arises in adult life you will be able to see when you shut your power down.
You may embody the soul quality of Beauty for example, or Creativity or Love, or Compassion. Being a cook I like to say that each soul I meet has a unique "flavor" and the more I work with people the more I can see that the mistaken beliefs and darkness of each individual sits "on top" of their unique essence and gifts.
Joel Goldsmith writes it this way:
"God Consciousness is forever expressing Itself and Its qualities. Consciousness, Life, Spirit, can never fail. Our task is to relax and let our soul express itself." Egotism is the attempt to be or do something through our personal, physical, or mental effort. To "take no thought" is to refrain from conscious thinking and to let the divine ideas fill our consciousness. Since we are individual spiritual Consciousness, we can always trust Consciousness to fulfill Itself and Its mission. We are the spectator or witness to this divine activity of Life expressing and fulfilling Itself through us."
The following is my simple and creative interpretation of one of the ACIM lessons for creative women - a work in progress.
"I am the light of the world."
Meditation: as many as possible every hour for 1 or 2 minutes, tell yourself, "I am the light of the world. That is my only function. That is why I am here." Then let related thoughts come. Intuit into the idea, how does it feel in your body? Creatively make it your own.