January 5, 2013

A Luminous 2013


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LUMINOUS

This year I wanted to choose a word that would represent something that had to do with light. I wanted something a bit deeper and more meaningful than shine. Illuminate was high up on the list but the word luminous just kept popping up in the most unexpected places.

One day I was updating some information for my pharmacy 
e-course and as I was reading one of my old teaching books, the word lumen was used to describe the inner shaft of a needle. Lumen is also defined as the unit of luminous flux equal to the amount of light emitted per second… like from a candle. In reading this definition in a subject I thought would be far removed from the word luminous, I knew it was it. 

I got to thinking about humans and myself as candles. If I let my inner light, which I consider to be my soul, shine, would I have the ability to illuminate a small room? And if I could do this could I share my light with other human candles and help them illuminate from within as well? Everything I believe leads me to say yes to both questions. Everything I have learned about spirit and the one divine source of life tells me we can all be luminous and that when we allow our lights to shine from deep within, we can change the world.

This year I will radiate my light from within.

This year I will continue to live intentionally with love and faith.

This year I will strive to be the most luminous human candle I can be by:

Recognizing the divine Spirit in myself
Recognizing the divine Spirit in others
Honoring the places within myself of love, light, and truth
Living as my best authentic self…painting, loving, laughing, and embracing each day with humility and gratitude.

Be Luminous beautiful souls.

Namaste´




My Fly Tribe invites you to pick a word and join our word hop this year! Won't you join us?  Click the Fly Tribe button above and read more about it!

19 comments:

Christina Fajardo said...

Wow, I sat for a while and watched your luminance photo pulsate and thought of what my word might be. That is a powerful image! Happy New year beautiful lady! May your year be full of love and light!

Ann Marie said...

Love this word! And also love your new site and the pic of you. So happy for your forward motion into your divine self Sofia.

Sofia Dabalsa said...

I miss you both being right here in Austin. It was so comforting know that you were so close. I miss you both! Love you and happy new year!!

This Moment said...

Sofia--what a beautiful post--you are luminous from what I know of you--any pics I see of you --you seem to glow. Hopefully we'll meet in person at the retreat!

Jill

Becky in Burma said...

What a beautiful word. I loved reading the meaning + thoughtfulness that went behind choosing it. I was also drawn to a word with light in it this year. I ended up choosing 2.5 words: ignite and glow; but illuminate was high on the list...though not luminous...which is just a lush word!

I can tell by your post that you already are lumnious!

Thanks for sharing!

-another 2013 word blog hopper :)

Shells said...

What a beautiful word and I love the way you view it. All the best for 2013.

Wendy Poling said...

Sofia, I love this word so much! I wanted it to be my word this year but renaissance kept insisting :)

Wishing you many blessings this year!

Mary said...

Sofia, what a deep and moving post about your word. It is so beautiful the way you expressed yourself. What an inspiration to everyone.

Many blessings in the new year!

AustinH said...

Wow! I love this word! I can't wait to see what you do with it this year!

Linda said...

We already know how "luminous" you are Sofia! Very powerful:)

Janet said...

Thanks for sharing how you found your word. It's perfect for you! Happy 2013!

Janine Whitling said...

thank you Sofia for indeed being luminous. I feel that maybe you already a shining light but just need to see what others see! from one soul to another i say 'never stop shining your light just because it hurts some peoples eyes'

Mary@BarnBugStudio said...

You are truly luminous, Sofia! I love your word and that beautiful photo of you. Let your light shine, Fly-Tribe sister!! Happy New Year!

wini said...

Dear Beautiful Sofia, Thank you for the lovely message that you left on my blog post. What a beautiful word you have chosen. Luminous is perfect!! Wishing you an amazing year filled with love, light and Divine Spirit. xox

Connie Rawlins said...

Beautiful post, Sofia. You are already so luminous! All the best to you, beautiful soul, in the new year.

spaark said...

A beautiful word it is! A word full of light,hope,belief..all that shines through.I wish you the best for 2013, but I have a feeling you will shine bright this year! julie xo

Cat Athena Louise said...

A gorgeous word to work with this year! C x

Carol said...

I love your word, Luminous! Just to look at your photo, I can see the radiance that glows from you. You really project the word, luminous!

Julie Maloney said...

I LOVE this Sophia. One of my words is shine. I am being brave this year and shining my light on the world. Sometimes I feel a bit vulnerable putting myself out there, but I'm feeling the fear and doing it anyway. Thanks for connecting with me....connection is my number 1 word for this year....connecting with like minded people. xxoo