Do Not Be Afraid Of Your Light Being Seen!

hillarypikephotoUpon arriving to India, someone told me that they felt some energy blocking my heart. That I was holding something back. I could also feel that this was true. I wanted to spend time alone and hide, since I was feeling too sensitive to be seen. I wanted to protect my energy, and kept feeling the desire to slouch instead of allowing my chest to be open. There are ebbs and flow in life and it is important to trust your intuition when you feel the need to close yourself off. But you must also ask what that feeling is trying to tell you. There may be something that needs to come up and be healed.

I knew there was something I needed to look at, so I took a bike ride to see where the road would take me. I ended up in sitting in a school yard watching kindergartener’s play. I am staying in an eco-conscious town called Auroville in India; there is a freedom here that allows you to go be wherever you want. I saw and heard the children playing and they seemed very happy. This made me think of myself as a small child. I had not thought of my childhood in many years, as I always try to live in presence.

When I was a little girl I was so sensitive that I would cry every day, literally every day. My parents moved around all the time and I went to over twenty schools before even starting high school. I was always the new girl and I often would go hide and cry in bathrooms. I was so shy and did not want to be seen; I felt so alone, like everyone was judging me. In looking into the feeling of wanting to close myself off, I saw that it came from my childhood.

A few days later I went to a very sacred place for meditation. In this place I felt a rush of love and compassion wash over me. I felt that many people are afraid to shine their light. Afraid to be seen as they are really are. That is the feeling that had made me want to close off my energy. In that moment of divine stillness and peace, I heard: do not be afraid of your light being seen, it is the light of the Uni-verse.

The brilliance in every one of us is the Uni-verse, yet we are somehow afraid to shine the Uni-verse’s light. The light that is in you is the light that is in me. There is nothing to fear. Whatever your talent or form of self-expression, let it be seen! This allows the Uni-verse to be seen. We are the divine children of the Uni-verse; underneath the illusion of this human experience is Oneness.

Something has happened to us all at one point or another that has made us shut a part of ourselves down. We are afraid to shine the light within us, as if it would be rejected. How could the light of Spirit be rejected? There is no way to reject the light that is within us all, we are united in this light. In the illusion on earth it seems as though we are all separate. This is where the fear comes from – fear that your “separate” light and energy may be rejected. Your light is not isolated; it is the one light of the creator. The Creator’s light cannot be rejected. When you shine the light of Spirit within you it awakens others to the light within them. This encourages them to shine and to be themselves!

How would your life be different if you allowed yourself to be seen for what you truly are?

I pray that we, the divine children of the Uni-verse, awaken our self-love and compassion to see the divinity within ourselves and all.




Hillary Pike is certified in Kundalini Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and is a meditation instructor.

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  • Stephanie F

    Beautiful…. what a great reminder!! I have one of my favourite quotes on my welcome page on my blog that talks about exactly just that. It’s a quote by Marianne Williamson: “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.”

  • Thank you Stephanie. That quote by Marianne Williamson is one of my absolute favorites. It is time for the divine children of the creator to accept their birth rights and be seen as the light and love they truly are. There is no reason to hide our power, it is the power of the creator.

  • Allen

    @hillary, That’s very True ” Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve” & I am experiencing that!!!

  • WOW! Thank you SO much for this… I have been so afraid to start teaching yoga. I received a certification and have not felt confident enough to teach as I have never been in front of so many people trying to shine light upon them… I would think “what if my light isn’t bright enough?” “What if they can sense my nervousness and judge me?” But the second I start, I know I will be able to give them my light, nervous or not nervous, and must believe in the loving nature of human beings. I really feel like article is helping me to see where I need to open up and let go, and how I may be able to release that fear in order to shine bigger, brighter, and better. You are such a magnificent star and you shine so bright, thank you for this, and for shining your light on us!

    • Thank you for sharing Theresa! This is so beautiful. Many of is have these thought forms that say, who are we do certain things? You are the divine. By teaching yoga you teach people to unite with the divine. Yoga means union- with the Creator. You are pure and perfect and Spirit will show you how to teach in a way that will help your students to deepen their connection to the divine. Just start teaching, it’s okay to be nervous at first and I found that my nerves went away faster than I anticipated when I first started teaching because yoga is so calming, just keep breathing. You are beautiful!!! Namaste!!

      • Thank you so much!! I just offered to teach someone just today, whew! Big step, but in the right direction, very liberating and Im starting to get excited!! Thank you so much again for sharing, Namaste to you as well you beautiful spirit and wise soul!!

        • Good job! Believe in the light within you and allow that to guide you. Sat Nam!

  • HIllary,

    Thank you so much for writing this post! It’s one I should keep for sure and read periodicially (and I’ve never said that about any other post). This one really got to me.

    I got an aura picture once, and then got to listen to a medium interpret everyone’s aura pictures. One element of it was how clear you can see your body vs. your aura surrounding/over your body. My body came through very clearly. Others’ bodies you could hardly see b/c their aura colors were so bold and nearly opaque in the picture. What does this mean? According to the medium (and it felt right to me too), the more you can see your body in the picture, the more you’re holding your aura inside (your light). During my one-on-one time with the medium, he encouraged me to SPEAK my truth and let my light shine. Not to be so afraid. Not to keep so much inside.

    That was the first thing I thought of when I started reading this post. I can definitely relate to you. I’m very introverted, for one. But I’m also often afraid to let my light shine. It’s something I’ve been working on.

    I love how you said our light IS the Universe. And it can never be rejected. 🙂


    • Wow! Thank you for sharing in this way, so beautiful! If what the medium said felt right to you then I’m sure that it is. It is okay to be more introverted everyone has their own special qualities and that is what makes you unique. Ask yourself if there are reason why you are afraid to let your light shine. You are a perfect child of the divine and your light is pure. Your light is one with the light of the creator. Shine the light of the creator, there is nothing to fear. The fear is coming from the voice that tries to keep you small. You don’t have to listen to that voice anymore. You can just feel the love of the divine and allow that love to expand from every cell in your body, into your aura and all around you. It is beautiful. You cannot be rejected, you illuminate all those around you. In love and light~

  • Justin

    Great article! Thank you

  • Angshuman Basu

    The words are simply wonderful and supremely true.

    • Thank you Basu. You are simply wonderful and purely love! Namaste~

  • Matt

    This is something that I have been struggling with for a while now. I am so scared of trying to be what I want to be in fear of failing. It paralyzes me and I get stuck in the mudd.

    • The fact that you are aware of what you want and recognize the fear is a huge first step. Ask yourself what step can you take now toward your dream? Do one little thing that scares you at a time and know that step will bring you more courage and confidence. You cannot fail. Failure is an illusion. You are one with the divine and the divine cannot fail. Allow yourself to be seen.. Even if it scary, it is also liberating. Sending you many blessing, Mat! Just jump.. the net is already there.

  • I’m a novelist, and while I feel that I’m called to write, I’ve gotten caught up in worrying recently that some of my work will be taken the wrong way. My writing is meant to be emotional and spiritual, but I fear that people will judge it too harshly on a technical level. And perhaps, even think that I’m representing and glamorizing things that are not what I’m really trying to show.

  • Very brave of you to share yourself with us, i admire that openness. It seems you were able to come out of your shell after all! Namaste dear. Thank you for this!