# 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”

#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”

#29 The Surfacing of the Refuge

The guidance of yesterday is as unexpected as the previous one; the one which led me to realize that I was not to conduct retreats as I have been for many years. With that direction being clear, I have been searching for clarity about the next cycle. In that process, I found myself floundering a bit and even touched a worry place about my security. Continue reading “#29 The Surfacing of the Refuge”

#28 Releasing Old Forms

Finally, a concrete movement of enough significance to focus my energy in a clear direction. The concept of releasing, letting go of what is completed or outdated is one which has been with me for many years. It is basic in the Ageless Wisdom teachings of which I am a student. Here is an example of my most recent experience demonstrating the release of an old form. Continue reading “#28 Releasing Old Forms”