# 37 Bringing In The Light

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

 

#36 Making a Commitment

After seven years of following my inner guidance to become a member of the Religious Society of Friends, Quakers, I recently gained some insights about that experience. It has been seven years of many inner and outer major shifts and a decision which has brought me only joy. Early on I kept saying ” I’m so happy”, even though looking from the outside things looked the same. Internally I felt filled with Light and a sort of Continue reading “#36 Making a Commitment”

#35 What Is Inner Silence?

Last Sunday we celebrated my inspiring, sparkling friend Joan’s 90th birthday. As we were taking leave, she told me to write another blog, that she found them useful. When Joan commands (very gently), I obey :))

In my last blog, I mentioned my urge to move forward into new vistas. I kept telling myself that I must find a way to get more quiet inside, so that I could be more receptive. Well, let me tell you how that unfolded. Continue reading “#35 What Is Inner Silence?”

#33 The Fast Moving River of Life

Yes, yes. I’m still here. My silence on this blog fails to convey how often I have thought about writing. The other day my friend Marion Z wondered why I have not been writing. That slipped some sort of gear in me and here I am. But, I hasten to add, as has happened before, that I decided to write and see if in the process I can discover the answer to my friend’s question.

One reason can be attributed to fast, unforeseen changes in my life.

Continue reading “#33 The Fast Moving River of Life”

#32 One View About These Times

Like all of you, I too have been caught up in the tumultuous happenings in world and naturally, especially, those right here in our own beloved country. As time has gone on and on and on, (it seems like forever),  I kept thinking I would feel better if only I could make some sort of sense about what it all means. Continue reading “#32 One View About These Times”

#31 An Expression of Deep Concern

How to begin this attempt to unravel my preoccupation of these days. Of the several strands and ongoing levels of experience, there is only one I feel moved to address right now. No matter how much I want to distance myself from all the venomous words flying around in our political arena, I have only brief times of success. Most challenging to me is the lack understanding, from my point of view, about what is at stake in this election. Continue reading “#31 An Expression of Deep Concern”

#30 Standing in the Unknown

 

The frenzy, to share what I keep learning, is gone. The motivation to blog has taken on some different shape. Not sure exactly what that means. I do know that it reflects yet another shift within me. These changes seem to keep speeding up. What is all this adding up to you might ask, as I do ask myself. Since I don’t have the answer, I decided  to honor the urge to start writing this blog and see what wants to be written, if anything. Continue reading “#30 Standing in the Unknown”