Here in the Northern part of the world, we’ve entered the darkest part of the year. We have less than 8 hours of daylight, and until the winter solstice on Dec 21, there will be even less of it every day.
This, along with the demands and emotional stress around the upcoming holidays makes this time a challenging one for many people, a dark time in many ways.
It’s like dreaming of darkness
You know that feeling you can have in a dream, where darkness prevails, and you feel lost, vulnerable, stumbling your way through it, and not seeing any end to it. No light at the end of the tunnel.
But then again, the light is there, even if we cannot see it.
Imagine that you’re dreaming that dream, and while you are deep asleep, an angel of a kind, or your soul perhaps, or just someone that loves you dearly sits by your side, looking at you with all the love they have in their heart.
What they see is very different from what you experience. They see you, lying safely in a room which is completely bathed with golden light, with love, with joy.
They see you as the light being that you are, creating and living a dream. You dreaming you.
And because they have this wider and lighter perspective, and because they’re awake and see you, they also know that all of it, even the dream that you’re dreaming, the darkness, the confusion, the fear, the helplessness that you feel in the dream – all that is made of light too.
Because that’s what dreams are made of. Not of stuff but of light.
And perhaps, even as you’re immersed in that deep dream, perhaps you somehow sense that other presence, that other awareness, that light that you know must be there somehow. That’s how you know that this is a dream. And that’s why you feel a desire to wake up.
But because you’re so much in the dream, and because it’s a dense and dark dream, the only way you remember in that moment to actually awaken is to try to open your eyes.
You try and try, but it’s as if your eyelids are glued to your face, and you cannot open them. It feels like there’s nothing you can do, other than dream on. So it seems.
But here’s the good news.
This is not just a dream. This is an adventure.
The purpose of an adventure is not to drawn you in darkness. On the contrary.
The purpose of this adventure is to take you into the unknown, through what seems like danger, to challenge you so that you can find what you have been missing all your life.
Your birthright. Your light.
“To every birth there is the long waiting
For the new life
All light begins in the dark”
~ “Meditations For The Living”
Light can be found in many ways and in many forms. Your adventure however, offers you the ultimate key to it. If you can find the very source of light, the light that begins in the dark, then light will never leave you again, not even in the darkest of times. Because no matter where your eyes turn, and even when they’re closed, you will see light, you will feel light, you will know light.
That’s what awakening really is, for most of us. It’s not leaving the dream, and it’s not being completely conscious in the dream either. It’s living the dream with awareness. It’s awakening to the light in you, in the dream and everywhere, more and more, glimpse by glimpse, wave by wave, day by day.
Finding light today
How does that search for light then translate into your life on Earth, this winter, this month, today? How do you find Light now?
Here are three ways to do it. You can use them combined or pick the one that works for you.
1. Add more light to your physical experience.
In this dream that we live on Earth your eyes aren’t actually glued. 🙂 It is possible to see light here and there. So focus on light wherever you already see it.
- Get outside and find the lightest part of the sky. Bathe yourself in it
- Wherever you see some extra light, savor it
- Light a candle, or turn on some extra “unnecessary” light inside (it’s Okay to make an exception sometimes, you know.)
2. Learn simple ways to experience more light and joy
The Finding Light Everywhere Meditation is ready for you below:
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3. Speak with me and gain clarity on how to find your light