Monday, December 10, 2012
It's the time of year many of us think about Light. I often tell a story that teaches the scripture from Proverbs, "The soul of man is the candle of God."
I sing "Don't let the Light go out."
Today i was reminded we are constantly revealing Light. It isn't a "shazam" kind of easy, where some mysteriously dressed wizard proclaims the "magic word" in a theatrical voice and instantly "Light Appears" (or whatever else we "wish" would simply manifest. What would it be for you today, a car, enough money to cover expenses, a puppy?)
Once, long ago i read a book, "Crack in the Cosmic Egg." Since then i have heard stories about our broken places being the very point in which True Light Beams through.
These stories are beautiful, comforting . . . . BUT . . do we remember them when we feel broken?
That's what the stories are for . . . like a map inside us, pointing the way when we feel lost, alone, frightened . . Broken. Exactly then, according to our choices . . Lots of LIGHT can/will/hopes - to Shine Out into the world in blinding radiance - and heal us - and the world - AND - show us a new way to be.
I'm still working on it - BUT, i have the story map collection to guide me . . . I can not be lost . . .
(Do you remember the song, "I'm not lost - i am exploring . . ?" I wish we were together right now - we could sing it Loud and Clear.)
So, okay - I'm thinking "Light" - even when I wonder if I've gotten lost - I Sing Loud - maybe I'll encourage others . . . Maybe I'll finally prove none of us are alone . . .
Merry & Bright, Joy-Filled Hope, Peace and Plenty for Everyone!