Definition of inner light in English:

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inner light


[in singular]
Personal spiritual revelation; a source of enlightenment within oneself.
Example sentences
  • My second catalyst patiently taught me how to center the whole being of the physical body, the emotional body and the spiritual body so that the inner light began to appear.
  • On holy days you try to engage the spirit to find your way to the inner light, as Quakers say.
  • Quaker teaching has frequently emphasized the inner working of Christ in the believer's soul, the inner light which guides and illuminates the devout life.


Mid 19th century: originally in Quaker doctrine.

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Syllabification: in·ner light

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