2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
“Your light is seen. Your heart is known. Your soul is cherished by more people than you might imagine. If you knew how many others have been touched in wonderful ways by you, you would be astonished. If you knew how many people feel so much for you, you would be shocked. You are far more wonderful than you think you are. Rest with that. Rest easy with that. Breathe again. You are doing fine. More than fine. Better than fine. You’re doing great. So relax. And love yourself today.” ~Neale Donald Walsch~(a union with self)
The above quote was used as my status on FB exactly one year ago….I seem to follow a pattern of using ‘Light‘ and ‘Soul’ as my subject quite often. It’s a pattern that I’m bound to continue to follow….because regardless of how dark things may seem at times,there is always a flicker of light burning inside of me….I’ll continue to fan the flame to get that flicker to burn bright…..Hope is burning inside of me and the only thing to do is let it burst free…
I will let go of my darkness when the time is right. DEC 3, 2015VIA SALLY JARVIS
How much do we really embrace the full spectrum of living? A wild woman I knew was living in dying. She knew with certainty that she only had weeks left to live. A cultural writer and philosopher, she shared this journey with many, and I was one of the lucky ones who had the chance to spend some of this time with her.
What I learnt, deeply and consciously, was that we are all of nature, and many of our questions can be answered in the mirror of a tree.
So, just today, as the sun was sinking down into the horizon, I went for a walk in the bush. As I walked along, I noticed the sunlight shining on the trees, the birds flittering from branches, the beautiful spring flowers we are so lucky to have in our West Australian backyard, so rich in biodiversity.
Most of all, I noticed the stillness. I stopped and took three deep breaths.
As I continued to walk, a tear rolled down my cheek. A tear for the pain and sorrow in the world, for the daughters and sons, the children, the mothers, the fathers, the grandparents, our brothers and sisters. Then another one came, a tear from my grief of losing a dear friend and mentor, a strong and courageous woman with a great big heart.
I never got to tell her just what she meant to me, or just how much she taught me. Not in that way, but I could tell her in other ways, writing and really absorbing what she taught.
So, as the tears kept coming, I continued to notice the beauty all around me. In the place where it feels okay to let the waves of grief wash through my soul. Feeling the good and the bad, and not being afraid.
A friend, who is on a journey as a spiritual healer, recently told me that I’ve been carrying a negative energy. An apparent darkness they could sense, and they wanted to shift it for me — a very generous offering. Another friend, from just knowing my situation, suggested that maybe I should see a professional, someone to talk to.
I hadn’t asked for help, but still I decided to listen. The spiritual healer tried to shift the darkness, and the professional offered advice. Then it came to me that perhaps I have been carrying this for a while, and you know what, It’s mine to carry if I wish. When the time is right, I thought, and when I’m able, I’ll let it go in my own way.
Now, as I reflect, I can’t help but believe that sometimes we really need the darkness there, and it’s not all so bad. As is in the ebb and flow of the ocean, the rhythm of life. We watch our loved ones go through the phases of life, and often see them taken too soon.
Either way, we will all eventually go back into the earth, return to the soil where our physical being will once again become dust. As we are left here in this physical realm, perhaps a piece of our soul is taken from us for a while. We might decide, consciously or not, to just put it to the side, so we are able to continue on with our daily routine.
Until we are ready, fully aware, that without the darkness we wouldn’t know the joy of the light.
Thank You Sally Jarvis for sharing your words. I came across this via Twitter…and
” It’s mine to carry if I wish. When the time is right, I thought, and when I’m able, I’ll let it go in my own way”
spoke volumes to me!! I’ve been learning that “letting go” happens over time, in small doses. And in so doing, I’m feeling ‘lighter’, I’m feeling free.
Needless to say, had to share!!!!!
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~Albert Schweitzer~
The power of Prayer is an amazing thing. My beautiful Grandson Mason, ( 2 months old.) ended up in the hospital Monday night.
He’s been choking….a lot. His momma, my daughter in law, is a young cancer survivor, who’s own cancer started in her throat. Needless to say we’ve all been very worried. Thankfully, it seems he’s having issues with his sucking and swallowing reflexes, and
they do believe they’ve got it under control. He was sent home last night. My family and friends, as well as my FB family came through
with prayer circles….so much love and light. We are all Blessed.