Cosmic Cowgirl Kathryn Elliott (aka Sparkling Wisdom Warrior) was one of the keepers of the Spark flame in December. One of Kathryn’s inspirational posts was called Permissions at Play. She shared how giving ourselves permission can free us from constraints we place on ourselves and free us to create. She asked us to contemplate what permissions might help us in achieving our focus desire that month.
Here we are at the beginning of a brand new spankin’ year and it is the perfect time to consider what permission slips we want to grant ourselves in 2011. For example one of your goals might include completing an art or writing project. One of your permission slips might therefore be “I give myself permission to devote at least one uninterrupted hour every evening to writing my book.” If you have a spouse and children you might need to add another permission slip to accompany this one that states “I give myself permission to selfishly pursue my creative goals.”
Writer Marianne Williamson expresses beautifully the added benefits of giving ourselves permission to be ourselves and pursue our dream, “As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.”
As you start contemplating your own list of permission slips watch this sweet video that was made to go along to a song called Permission to Shine by a band called Bachelor Girl.
I’d love to read your permission slip list so be sure to share it here at the campfire.
I’d also love to hear how you plan to SHINE in 2011!