This is a story that was told to me when I was going through my hardest times. I still am not sure if this was told to me by my spirit or by someone else who was protecting me.
There was a little girl who had a very strong spirit. There was so much light around her that everyone could see it – even the bad people.
They did bad things to try to take that light away from her because they wanted her on their side.
She knew how important that light was so she learned how to hide it so they could not take it and destroy it.
She was given a very special gift. It was a way to break that light into lots of little pieces so that no matter what they did, they could not take it.
When it got really bad and she couldn’t protect that light anymore, the angels came and took her and held her and kept her safe.
She also broke herself into lots of little pieces, just to protect the light.
The harder they tried to take it, the deeper she hid it. She had to be tough on the outside so they wouldn’t know it was there.
It was still shining just as bright on the inside, but it was hidden so well that even she forgot it was there.
Each little piece spent so much time trying to protect the light that this little girl never learned how to trust or to love or to even feel safe. She never really got to grow up.
When she grew older, she didn’t need to hide the light anymore but she didn’t know that. She was so afraid that they were still trying to destroy the light that she wouldn’t let anyone get close to her.
Sometimes a little light would slip through and it would scare her so she would try even harder to keep it back.
Then some special people were put in her life that had so much light that she learned to enjoy the light. She wanted some of that light for herself. She knew it wasn’t going to be easy but she did know that it would be worth it.
She learned to trust other people and trust that they weren’t going to hurt her. She also learned not to be afraid of her past. It was very hard at first.
She did get hurt sometimes but that was all part of learning and growing up.
She even learned to feel loved.
The more she trusted other people the more light she was able to let out.
At times she was still scared of letting the light shine through. She felt a lot of hurt and pain because of what they did to her. Some days it felt like it would be easier to just give up.
But then she would remember how nice it was to let the light shine through and to be able to feel the good things too (like hope and love and maybe someday even joy).
There is light in everyone.