At times in my life I have let circumstances determine how bright I would shine my light. You know the familiar song that you may have learned in church, "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine"? The bible references light in several areas. In John 8:12 it says, "Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." God created us all with light, we are all lightworkers.
I also believe that no one can steal your light, dim it or take it away, only you can dim your own light. As Gabrielle Bernstein says, "Be a mirror reflection for the light, rather than a sponge for the darkness. Your job is not to soak up and absorb the negativity, your job is to stay grounded and committed to the light. Do not try to fight the darkness, just stay committed to the light, to forgiveness, to love, to nonjudgement, to compassion, to empathy."
I love staying committed to the light and not fighting the darkness. Focusing on what I want, rather than focus on what I don't want. I'm a big believer that thoughts, feelings and beliefs become things, so if I focus my energy (my thoughts, feelings, beliefs) on the darkness than I'm creating more negativity. Where attention goes, energy flows.
I don't prefer to focus on the concept of 'fighting' at all. Focusing on fighting, even if the ultimate goal is admirable, in my opinion brings forth more fighting. That being said, it can be necessary to shine light on a problem and bring attention and awareness to it, then we can shine light on the solution.
I don't choose to focus my attention on evil, the devil, or satan either. I often hear people referencing and giving energy to the devil, or to evil, and needing to fight it. I personally don't prefer to give any power, energy, thought or feeling to darkness. I don't prefer to energize the darkness, I choose to stay committed to the light.
We are human and sometimes we may sink into the darkness, but my goal is to live in the light with just moments of darkness versus live in the darkness with just moments of light.
All it takes is a spark, one spark to bring forth the light. You are a lightworker and I am a lightworker and the world needs us to radiate our light out to each other. Choose to shine yours, choose to shine it bright. Focus on reflecting the light versus absorbing the darkness. Focus on the thoughts and feelings that cause your light to illuminate greater...love, forgiveness, compassion, empathy, gratitude. Let your light glisten and shimmer and dance out across the world.