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Unveiling the Light
March 30, 2017
The New Year is here and with that a time of renewal begins. Those of us in the North are hunkering down for winter yet the solstice has passed and light in starting to increase. At the same time, the trees are pulling their energy inwards and down towards their trunks and roots.
Just like the trees, this is a time of pause, a time for us to journey inward towards our essential selves. How are we rooted in our lives, what holds firm and gives us strong footing and connection? Where is there root rot that we need to clean out, creating a more transparent and empowered sense of self?
We all do it, see the world based on our “story”, an interpretation that was formed when we were young. The little girls in school teased you on the playground and you think you can’t trust women. A parent was distracted or disconnected and you think you must not be lovable or worthwhile. You witnessed physical violence as a child and now the world seems unsafe. These narratives run through our lives and form our matrix of “reality”. They are so entrenched in our beings that we often don’t see them as faulty images of life, something other than our true selves.
Recently one of my children was having a major struggle, a crisis of faith in herself. It’s been incredibly painful to witness. I remember giving birth to her and being filled with overwhelming love. I remember the moment when I first held her in my arms, seeing her big shining soul light. We all are born with soul light. It is the truth of who we are, our most essential selves. The great Sufi teacher Rumi wrote:
You dwell in this hall of
images and illusions,
leave this house now
and be silent.
I’m seeing the absolute necessity of letting go of limiting beliefs about who I am, leaving the hall of images and illusions. Be silent, stop telling this story over and over. I’m seeing the absolute necessity of reclaiming and standing in my soul light. The more I come back to this essential understanding of myself as filled with light, the more I see this is possible. Anything else is too small.
What “stories” are limiting you? How does that show up in your life? When you stand in your light, what is your biggest, wildest and deepest life?