It is said that the world is in darkness, this is because of what appears to be the predominance of such things as anger, hatred, jealousy, greed etc. Yet where ever these conditions manifest there are the opposites especially love, compassion and selflessness. Where ever there is darkness there is also light. “Why is there darkness? – that the light may shine the more”…
This time of year also appears to be full of darkness to some with short days, long nights. We do have days that are cold yet bright as well as those days that seem to be full of low clouds thus darkness. If we could just follow nature and in the first instance go out and enjoy the sunshine, even if it is just a walk at lunch time; if it is cloudy and dark you could still have a walk and enjoy the time to cogitate and to smile at those you meet, bringing a little sunshine into their day. In the evenings enjoy curling up with a good book, good company, your favourite programme.
What is without is often reflected within; when the gale blows, we are agitated inside; when the clouds are dark we become moody and miserable; when the sun shines it brightens our day; in the darkness of night we are fearful. What is within can be reflected out. The warmth of your smile, the brightness of your spirit shows that the sun is always shining in your heart. You are an angel in disguise!
Have you ever travelled at night with the moon and stars shining bright? You go up hill and look down into the valley; you see a myriad of bright lights. Your imagination sees not the light from the street lamps or the houses but the light of the spirits of the people living there; shining brightly, pure and untainted.
The darkness does not have to grow and manifest within the mind/soul. Let the one true Light of your spirit be seen, open the door of your heart, don’t be afraid.
Once you have seen the Light darkness can become a friend, it can then envelope you in its cloak so that you can sleep peacefully without fear of the unknown/unseen.
Let the Light of the Divine, the light of your spirit guide you through the darkness into the light.
Celebrate your family, your friends this Christmas and count your many blessings.
Much love as always.