You've gained Light Burst! To use this ability, either press or hold LB in order to cast Light Burst.
Light Burst is considered the 10th skill in Ori and the Blind Forest, and the second new skill introduced in the Definitive Edition by itself. Light Burst is learned through Sol's light in the Black Root Burrows.
On an Xbox One controller, tapping LB will cause Ori to cast bluish spheres of light into the air. Holding LB and toggling the Left Thumbstick will allow you to change the direction that the light travels.
Aiming and firing Light Burst onto special lanterns will light them, revealing secret passages previously blocked by unbreakable barriers. You can also Bash off Light Bursts.