This picture really just stirred my soul. I would love to be present with such an event. It makes me think about how each of us has a light inside of us that needs to be released. When you are in pain it seems like there no longer is a light. I guarantee you that is not the truth. Your light is still shining brightly just under a shroud of pain.
The pain is temporary, regardless of how permanent it may seem. If you really want to release your light up into the air for all to see then you will be one step forward in getting rid of your pain. The desire to acknowledge yourself and express yourself is important in the healing process. There are many fears associated with pain. There is alot of guilt as well and maybe even feelings of “I deserve this pain”.
You are your own worst judge. I am certain there are as many wonderfully amazing things to share with the world as there are times you messed up. Quite honestly, there are likely more amazing gifts for you to share than times you messed up.
I encourage you to find those gifts beneath your shroud of pain and release them into the world for all to see… just like a paper lantern.