Friday, December 15, 2017
You are the Gift, You are the Light
At this time of year, when there is so much focus on shopping and buying gifts, it is easy to forget that the greatest gift we can give each other is that of ourselves. The light that shines from within us helps illuminate our own path plus that of our friends, family and all those with whom we interact in the course of our daily lives.
We give each other gifts every day of light and love when we show respect and consideration for one another. When we open our hearts and give of ourselves, this is the gift that is most appreciated and most remembered.
Being a part of each other's lives and helping each other make progress and achieve our goals is the real gift.
And it is powerfully important to remember that making progress and achieving goals begins with the light we let shine every day. Simply being kind to whoever we encounter can make all the difference in someone else's day.
Those random acts of kindness that we do for people we do not even know put us in the frame of mind to do more. So when a friend asks us for help, and we respond enthusiastically, we share in their joy when they succeed.
Part of our consciousness in being the gift is knowing that when we help each other, the world works better for all of us.
And when we help each other by sharing knowledge, ideas and and techniques, we help light the path for ourselves and others so that we can see more clearly and be more sure footed on our path.
I know that sometimes all it takes is a little encouragement to help another person's light grow brighter. Many times I have heard people say things about themselves, like I would really like to write, make art, play music or something, but I do not know if I am just wasting my time. I do not know if I am any good. The truth is that when we are doing anything creative, including every day acts like cooking, we are connecting with spirit. We are always the first one to benefit from these actions and those we share these with are the second ones to benefit.
Sometimes when people say that they would like to do a different kind of work and then they get into that, they are sharing their light. When we volunteer to help one another, whether it is just one on one or as part of an organization, we add our light to the world.
All of these actions open us up so that we are able to shine our light even more brightly and raise the vibrations for everyone. The more we open our hearts, the more we light the way, with every thought, with every word, with every action. Remember, where our thoughts go, our energy goes.
When we get together with family and friends, sharing in holiday festivities, we are sharing light.
What makes this time of year special is not just the lights on trees and houses, as beautiful as they are.
The love and joy in your heart and the kindness and beauty in your spirit are the gift you bring with you wherever you go.
You are the gift. You are the light that illuminates not just this season, but every day that you live, for every person you encounter.
And the more we remember this, the more we light up the world for each other. Remember, it is not the things that you have or the things that you bring. It is you. You are the light. You are the gift. You are the joy. You are the love. The light of the spirit emanates from your feelings. Notice it, from this very second, from this moment, and every day of your life. The more you open up to let your light shine, the brighter your future becomes. When you light up the present, you are the present. And don't we all appreciate that?
I am always happy to hear from you, whether you would like to make an appointment for a session or you just want to let me know how you are doing. I love it when you keep in touch.