I recently came across this fascinating blog post by medical intuitive Laura Bruno: "Healthy skin: some medical intuitive observations." In it she talks about skin issues from the perspective and experience of a medical intuitive and says that as our skin represents the face we show the world–the wrapping on the package of our soul, when skin issues present themselves, the last thing people want to do is increase their visibility. But sometimes that’s exactly what needs to occur in order for the symptoms to resolve. As someone who has struggled for years with skin issues namely acne and also consequently with putting myself out there i.e stepping into the light and allowing others to see me and also to really talk about what i believe in or what i do (my healing work) this makes total sense to me. Funnily enough the more i work on this issue and make myself more visible in every way the better my skin seems to get.
Laura Bruno says that "The more people can embrace the beauty of what wants to flow through them and allow that message whatever size stage it needs, the more the acne or other unsightly things seem to resolve."
I will repost Nelson Mandelas 1994 inaugural speech (written by Marianne Williamson) because it fits so beautifully with theme and the fear of letting our inner light shine:
"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, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."