Today, I am sharing another episode from our Instagram TV channel where I offer reflections from my daily readings of “A Course in Miracles.” The Course is a text all about LOVE! It’s ideas crossover with yoga in so many ways. In these blogs and IGTV episodes, I share with you my reflections based on my experiences with yoga and life as they relate to the Course.
The idea for today’s blog is that we can only heal darkness by shining light upon it. Today’s reading of the Course described that we cannot heal darkness by forcing the healing to occur. We cannot heal darkness by judging it or even by examining it mentally! We can only heal darkness by being aware of it and then shining light on it.
So, let me backtrack here for a moment to answer this question: “What is this darkness and light?” When we speak of darkness, it is any of those qualities such as anger, jealousy, irritability, frustration, insecurity, and greed. These qualities are within each of us, whether we want to admit it or not. They are simply a part of our human journey. I truly believe that a big part of our journey here on Earth is to heal that darkness, to heal that anger, and heal that sadness.
How do we do heal the darkness? By shining light on it.
What is that light? That light is love, compassion, forgiveness, and understanding. This light is within you. Just as we all have those qualities of darkness, we also carry the light of love, the light of peace, the light of joy, the light of forgiveness, and the light of compassion. Simply through acknowledging and honoring that light within yourself, you begin to heal all of those other parts. Recognizing that the same light is also within everyone we meet allows for the world to heal. It is through this simple awareness of light and allowing ourselves to spend more time in that space of light, that the darkness heals automatically.
Closing today with one of my favorite quotes, which is: Give light and the darkness will disappear of itself
Sending you so much love, my friends!!
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