Jesus spoke to the people again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me won’t walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12 CEB
How is it possible to feel so infinitely full yet empty of so much? Those times when we get out of the way and let the Light shine out of our souls and fill our hearts and minds are just a taste of the Kingdom. Those times when we recognize that we are being used as a conduit of Christ’s Light in the world are times filled with awe and not a little fear.
The star that led the Wise Men to the manger was a source of confusion and awe to those Wise Men, yet they followed. Sometimes, when I struggle with a decision, with choosing which way to go in my journey, the miracle, the warmth, the love, the “WAAAAAAA” that comes when I make a decision in the Light is beautiful, beyond description – and a little scary. Setting my ego aside and allowing that very Light to lead me is difficult and I rarely succeed in allowing it to do so. Yet, if I could set my ego aside, I know I could more easily – and regularly – be a part of that glorious light, allowing my soul to be healed, allowing the joy that comes with being a part of the Light fill and expand within me.
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Lord, as I prepare for that Holy Birth of the Light of the World, instill in me the willingness to follow that Light and let the Light shine through! Amen.
Daphne is a modern mystic who finds herself in the midst of caregivers who are seeking emotional and spiritual support. Daphne enjoys facilitating support groups, threshold gatherings, and prayer circles. She is also available as an anam chara, or spiritual friend, to caregivers. In 2013, Daphne co-authored A Tapestry of Love, the Spirituality of Caregiving with Joseph V. LaGuardia. Tapestry provides caregivers with inspiration and hope. Support is offered through the explanation and introduction of a number of spiritual practices. The book is available through www.atapestryoflove.com and through Amazon