Saturday, December 22, 2012

Shine your light

After the recent shootings, it almost felt trite to enjoy the holidays, knowing so many were suffering so much, and yet the angels have taught me that if we are not the ones involved in the painful circumstances, it is our greater gift to contribute to the love and joy in the world. And so I did what I could to offer comfort and condolence, prayers, good thoughts and messages and then I went about my Christmas plans knowing if God wanted me to do more, He would put it in my heart and mind to do so. I trust in His guidance.

There will always be light and darkness in the world. And while we bear witness to the sadness, anger, and pain, and sometimes find ourselves in it as well, when we are not we can do our utmost to add to the beauty, inspiration, and love. It is not selfish but rather a gift to bring our light into the dark. We can be in the world, but not of it. From our joy we can contribute to the greater good. And when we are the ones suffering we can receive the hope we need from those who are not. There will always be give and take, an in-breath, and an out-breath of God's love shared among us.

And so this Christmas, perhaps those of us who are blessed not to be in the fear and pain of the world, owe it to the world to give thanks for our blessings, to shine our love and light out into the world, to pray powerfully for the upliftment of all, and to know that to live in joy when we are given the opportunity is not selfish but rather a blessing to give thanks for that state of being.

If you find yourself in need of love this holiday open up to receive. If you find yourself having some to share, give where guided. Each of us is truly a present to one another and the presence of God within each of us guides us in a Divine dance to allow that love to flow freely throughout the human race.

Your presence has been a present in my life. You inspire me and give back so much simply by letting your own lights shine in the world. I love you all. Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it. Happy Holidays to all. I pray that your hearts feel the love and innocence of the babe in the manger, and the very great love that God and the angels have for you.