Beautiful YOU (aka Shine Holder!),
Ok – let’s start with answering the question…
What the heck is a “Shine Holder”?
Well, if you know me and my play in the world, you know that I am a language geek. I love to use and create language that elicits an experience. I love to use words that create energy rather than using the same old descriptive words (popular in the current culture) to describe something which just lands as boring and flat. A great example of this is when Sheryl Sandberg coined the term “Lean In” for not only her book, but a movement. She used a common verb “lean” and added the preposition “in” and not only described, but also created a whole new experience for women in their lives.
In the space I live in (world of spirituality and transformation), language gets overused and moves to the realm of flat and no energy pretty quickly. Words or terms like “transformation”, “purpose”, “boundaries”, “law of attraction”, etc are now so mainstream that they can leave us flat with no warm and fuzzy feelings inside of us. That’s why the words you choose for everything is so darn important, most especially the sacred words you choose for how you describe and/or create your WHY (Purpose), Vision and Missions.
The words should leave you with internal energy.
AND the reason for this?
Because everything is energy* and like energy attracts like energy (which is proven in quantum physics**).
So, when you speak a word that gets you excited, warm, fuzzy, inspired, you are creating energy and that energy is part of our life force that attracts, repels and/or worst of all, does nothing. You want to create energy when you think or say aloud your sacred Why’s, visions and missions… and this sends “out” energy so that you are attracting or pulling the energy you want towards you or “in”.
All of that explanation to circle back to what this has to do with you being a SHINE HOLDER.
Well, I choose to use that phrase over “light worker” because lightworker implies you gotta keep doing hard “work” to be part of the light. For me, we are all “light holders”, we are born being part of the light and the journey of discovering who we really are is a return to that connection we had in the beginning – it is a remembering!
When we look towards journeying forward into the wholeness of the light, it is not only natural to look for the guru (which in sanskrit means the one who dispels the darkness and takes towards light), it is an essential step. In fact, being open to teachings, a teacher or a higher source of authority is probably step one in the process of owning our return to the light fully.
To me, being a SHINE HOLDER means, you are in the journey of reconnecting to the ultimate source of light (God, the Highest Source, the Universe, the Divine…whatever term works for you and your belief systems).
AND once you surrender into the wholeness of your light, you are holding the space of light for yourself and others… it’s truly a divine practice and process where you get that you are a divine space, a delicious space filled with energy, ultimate connection and love. When you get it, others around you have a stronger pull towards getting that they are Shine Holders too!
Shine Holding doesn’t come without accountability though. As important the world of research and collecting information is to the scientist, being aware and conscious is to the Shine Holder. In fact, one of the starting places with clients is my module on Awareness (or WTFU – Waking the f**k up!). Awareness is a keyhole into the ever expanding Universe of light and once we open the door, the light can start flowing in at the pace we are ready for.
So Beautiful YOU! It’s time to step into and own who you are as a Shine Holder!
* traditional definition of energy- the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity and/or the capacity for vigorous activity; available power.
** definition of energy in quantum physics – we are really beings of energy and vibration, radiating our own unique energy signature -this is fact and is what quantum physics has shown us time and time again.