At various times I get curious looks about the name, ELLU. Since these days people seem “time crunched” I usually just say it’s an ancient word meaning “the Shining One” though the story goes much deeper, with layers upon layers. I’ll share a few now.
In 2007, through travels in Peru, I came across this ancient word which led me to discover how I was not allowing my true self to shine. Even as a child I have memories of being overly humble with any artistic talent and my passion to create which carried through until recently when this ancient word struck me so deeply. I realized that this way of being was in no way beneficial to myself or anyone. Recognizing this was the first step of an emerging freedom to allow my true self to outwardly radiate.
Discussing this with other women I found I was in no way alone. As women we tend to shine the light on others, which is great, but we need to illuminate our own being, too. I once read that “great freedom can be found in finding one’s true self”. I might add that great freedom can be found in finding your true self, loving it, and letting it shine. This is the essence of ELLU!
How do you let your true self shine? Submit your quote in the comments below.