blinded by the light
by Sophia Love, published on May 7, 2020
Let’s talk a bit about light. Your light. My light. Our light.
Most supporting descriptive words are overwhelmingly positive for light. It is a word, like love, that is used both as a noun and a verb, even an adjective.
You can turn on the light. Your face can “light up” when you see a loved one. You can light a candle to illuminate the darkness. There is light in your eyes. When carrying a loved child, they will feel “light” as opposed to “heavy”. You can “see the light” when you finally “get” a concept that was shrouded in darkness for you.
We’ve spoken a bit about recognizing your brilliance. Let’s assume for this moment that you have. You’ve accepted yourself, and know your true form. You’ve realized or at the very least, you suspect, your purpose for being here.
You are here to establish, hold and anchor the light.
You’ve found your switch and can turn it on. You are ready and willing. You might even go so far as to say that you are eager to fulfill your purpose.
Finally. Your time has arrived. You sense it. Smell it. Know it.
You can see the ink-black darkness that oozes into social consciousness now. It has left its shelter and any moment now will reach those you love, those you work with, those you are related to, those you talk to on social media or those you live with each day.
You notice the drops of this ink-black darkness creeping gradually nearby. It looks to be everywhere. You wonder, “Do they see it?” “How could they miss it?”
Here’s the thing.
It’s not your job to wonder when or to orchestrate how the ink-black darkness here will be noticed by those who are sleeping. It will. It will not overtake them or drown them before they see it.
You are the light.
When you are needed, you will be called.
Each morning the sun comes up. We count on this. We expect it. We know its there. We need it more some days than others. We wear sunglasses some days to shield ourselves from its brilliance, and bathe in it on others. It depends on our desires, our readiness and our mood.
Yet, regardless of how much exposure we allow ourselves afterwards, each morning the sun wakes us up with its light. If we happen to be outside at the time, and it is a cloudless morning, what do we do?
WE SHUT OUR EYES TO BLOCK THE LIGHT.
We say “The light is blinding bright today!” “It’s hard to see!” It takes us awhile to adjust and to see clearly. Even when we do, the “blind spots” of brilliance distort our view. This is disconcerting.
Imagine yourself in a deep sleep. The time to awaken approaches. Visualize either:
- A brilliant beam of highly focused and intense illumination blasts your eyelids, unobstructed and relentless.
- The curtains part slightly, the window is open and a slight breeze gently pushes them aside every now and then. Your eyes open slowly, you blink a few times; as a synchronized dance with the incoming beams of occasional light reaches your eyes from the billowing curtains.
Which scenario, 1 or 2, leaves you WANTING TO WAKE UP COMPLETELY? WANTING TO HEAD OUTSIDE AND BASK IN THE LIGHT? WANTING MORE LIGHT AND THE ABILITY TO ENJOY YOUR DAY DRENCHED IN ITS BRILLIANCE?
I suspect most of us would choose 2.
I suspect 1. would have us burying our heads in the covers, squeezing our eyes shut to block out the blinding light that so rudely invaded our slumber.
It is like that now. You are not here to blind others with your light. No. That will force them into hiding.
You want to draw them to your light. Be gentle, and like the morning breeze, consistent and welcoming. Allow them to blink a few times and get used to your brilliance. Wait for them to seek you out. They will.
This moment is one for the history books, the adjustment will take a while. As you consistently wrap your light with love and open arms and gentle, warm movements, you will attract legions to it. That’s a promise.
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