The subject of The Light and bringing in the Light has been a fascination of years for me. There, of course, are endless ways to explore this. However, I will share just two fairly recent experiences.
One day, some weeks ago, I had a sense of great darkness all over the world. I closed my eyes, sitting quietly. An image appeared. I found myself in a completely dark room, could see absolutely nothing. Then I found myself striking a match, followed by lighting one candle and then more. Eventually, I saw and flipped a switch. The whole room filled with light, no darkness was left, not even in the corners.
As I reflected on this, I realized that my only focus had been to bring in more light. Not once did I think about or engage with the dark. It simply receded and eventually disappeared as more light was generated. Since this experience, I keep reminding myself to pay attention to generating light.
The next event started with a quote I saw.
“A rockpile ceases to be a rockpile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
This quote stayed with me and some days later, was on my mind during Quaker Worship, that hour of entering into expectant Silence.
I found myself contemplating all the individuals present, bearing within myself the image of Beings of Light. Very quickly, I sensed each of us as a Being of Light. As I joyfully continued contemplating this, it felt like we became connected in some way which created one great sphere of Light which filled the entire room. Such a sense of connection, oneness, heightened sense of awareness followed. I had the thought that this could ripple out in ever greater spheres but I did not feel inclined to follow that stream, in that moment.
All is still in process however, I feel affirmed in my belief that whatever we give attention to will reveal itself to us and manifest more fully. Am continuing to contemplate and bear within myself the image of Light which is present in everything and everywhere and at all times.
What are your thoughts, experiences about the Light?
In Light and Love, Hedi