Words to Ignite a Fire…


Solace, Light, Love, Inspiration and Courage can be bestowed upon us.

Sometimes we hear or read words that never leave us. They reverberate in and pierce the deepest depths of our being. They shock us into a new understanding. Wake us from slumber. From self pity. From the crushing grip of fear and the paralyzing belief in “not enough.”  They galvanize us and light a fire under our feet, in our hearts and minds, burning away the fog of forgetfulness. They help us remember who we truly are and just what exactly we are here for.

Theses are such words. They were written by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes right after the events of 9/11. I share them with you with love and appreciation, for all the bright light that you are, that you share – that we are.



“I assign you to be a beautiful, good, kind, awakened soulful person, a true work of art, ser humano, a true human being.

In a world filled with such darkness, such as soul shines like gold, can be seen from a far distance, is dramatically different.

Want to help? Show your deepest most divine self to the world. There is nothing more rare, more strange, more needed. Why would you wait? Not worthy? Oh piffle.  Not ready? OK so when? Next lifetime? Don’t be silly with me about this.  Inferiority complex? OK. Let me put it this way – you’re not good enough to think you’re not good enough. And you can quote me to yourself. Whenever you need… “Dr. Estes said so.”

Have you forgotten that you made promises to your Beloved before you ever came to Earth? The time to fulfill these is truly now. You want to cease feeling helpless and you want to help the aching world? Serve something and someone. Everyone on Earth serves something and someone.

This means being your true self now, fulfilling the promises you made to Heaven long ago. Anything you do from your soulful self will help lighten the burdens of the world. Anything.  You have no idea what the smallest worry, the tiniest generosity can cause to be set in motion. Be outrageous in forgiving.  Be dramatic in reconciliation.

Mistakes? Back up and make them as right as you can, then move on. Be off the charts in kindness.  In whatever way you are called to, strive to be devoted to it in all aspects large and small.

Fall short? Try again. Mastery is made in increments, not in leaps. Be brave, be fierce, be visionary. Mend the parts of the world that are “within your reach.”

To strive to live this way is the most dramatic gift you can ever give to the world.

Consider yourselves assigned.”

From one luminous Soul to another… remembering our promises, our power, our Light. 


Will you join me…

In lighting a candle in the darkness.

In spending time each morning to fill yourself from the well.

In expressing your light.

In sharing with me and with others.

I am turning on the light. Every morning. Inside and out.

Will you join me?


There is strength, power and wisdom in numbers.

In my exploration of the Light, my commitment to Illumination in my own life and to sharing that with others –  I invite you to stand with me in this experience.  To create a powerful luminous and connected ribbon of light and love.

To reach within ourselves FIRST to dispel the darkness of fear, the sourness of hatred, the inner conflict of war and battle so that you and I may strongly BE the beacons of light that we are. So each of us may carry that light within our minds and hearts as we go about the day, in our circles of influence, our lives.

I will be writing for the next month in the morning darkness at least five times a week, sharing inspiration and Illumination on fostering, nurturing, connecting to and experiencing your own luminous Light. Because I want to. Because I need to. Beacuse I feel called to.

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I would be honoured to have you by my side.

Will you join me?

If you are already receiving this in your inbox via email then you are good to go – Nothing else to do.

If not – you can join me right here

Pass it on.

In Light. In Love. In Presence.



IMG_7209 copyMelani Marx is a guidess, mentor, teacher, healer, entrepreneur and joyful creative being. She is the author of the Daily Essence Divination Deck and the creator of the Every Day Joy e-course. Melani reflects back to folks the Essence of who they truly are. She supports them in finding clarity and living their deepest, most joyful and abundant Soul-aligned Purpose right here, in 3-D, on our beautiful planet – Earth.

All photo credits: Melani Marx

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