Some traditions refer to the Divine Spark or Inner Light within us, which is hidden from us, then found, cultivated, and shared forth as ‘medicine’ or remedy for the world in these times.
This awareness was part of the deeper, one might say spiritual meaning of the end-of-year holy days – the nourishing stream running beneath the joyous celebrations and more stressful elements of the holidays.
“If only our hearts were completely gripped by this: Surely, in light of what is wrong in today’s world, we should all stretch out our hands toward that which is to come, so that at last in the world may the new day may break.”
“We are placed on this earth in order to proclaim, in the midst of the heaviest darkness, this message: The Morning star has risen in my heart, in our hearts, and soon will rise over the whole of the darkened world.”
~ Eberhard Arnold, When the Time Was Fulfilled, as shared by Plough quarterly journal
In the Gospel of Thomas, this is the Third Way — different from the grace or works dichotomy (as if it couldn’t be both grace and works, or graceful works!).
“There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”~ Edith Wharton
How delicious and cool is that? We can be lights unto the world — both the candle and the mirror that reflects it — letting our big-heart-light shine.
And in the graceful being and doing of that, we help restore the world’s lost heart.
For more inspiration to spark your whole-heartedness and heart-light, revisit (or visit newly), “Out of Fear-Spin and Into the Heart, Illuminated,” in the Sophia’s Children archives.
A blessing on you:
May, through grace, the light within you kindle; may you be a shining light unto the world; and may your own amazing beauty and unique gifts be reflected back to you by others.
May it be so for each of us.
p.s. Stay tuned for a new Wise Woman – Feminine Mysteries Apprenticeship program emerging from my Creative Cauldron very soon … send me a direct email (sophiaschildren ‘at’ gmail ‘dot’ com) if you’d like a personal heads up and preview on it!
Wild & Beautiful Blessings,
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