The abundance of life forms existing on earth, in the kingdoms of animal, plant and mineral, reflects Spirit’s desire to manifest in a variety of forms. The beauty and variety of life on earth has evolved out of a dance of spirit and matter, consciousness and form. God longs to express in different forms, because it enriches creation and because it allows all beings to experience beauty, joy and adventure in their life cycles. All beings are sparks of Spirit. Traveling through different forms and getting acquainted with life from many different perspectives brings depth and wisdom to your soul. Even the experience of separation, of darkness, can help to enrich creation.
You are God. You once made the choice to descend into matter and to shine your light while dwelling in a limited form. This is not some punishment you have to endure. It is the result of a sacred choice you made, as part of God. You are truly a Creator. Beneath the resistance you may feel towards your life on earth right now, there is a deep and enduring desire in your soul to bring light into the dense reality of earth. Shining your light upon the dark parts of earth reality, inside and outside, is truly your soul’s calling. If you do so you experience a kind of fulfillment that touches your heart more deeply than anything else. Even the vision of being up there in heaven in eternal bliss and peace pales by comparison. This is because it is in your nature as a divine being to dance between spirit and body. It is this dance that constitutes the essence of creativity. You, who sometimes feel discouraged by living in a human body on earth, will feel joyful again not by discarding the dance altogether, but by knowing how to bring your light into the darkness.
Darkness and density are part of life on earth. When you experience darkness or density in your life, you feel that the energy is heavy, slow and stuck. You sense a lack of movement, freedom and flow. Always, when there’s this type of density, there are negative thoughts or emotions, which betray a sense of disconnection and separation. I said before that feeling disconnected from Spirit, which means feeling separated from your own essence, is the severest pain a soul can experience. How do you remedy this sense of separation, which makes you feel wounded emotionally and doubtful of the meaning of life?
Carrying your light into the darkness
Today, I invite you to meet with the densest part inside you and welcome it with an open heart. In everyday life, you experience the densest part of you in areas of life in which your energy hardly flows. This may be work, relationships, health or any other aspect of your life. In this area, it is most difficult for you to accept yourself or what life offers you. You experience that aspect of life as an encumbrance, as something that should not have existed. You feel blocked, stuck and I invite you to visualize this density as a stone that you carry, just like the proverbial "millstone round the neck".
You may feel that the density you experience is due to outer circumstances. You may feel that it has been caused by the rejection, betrayal or violence of other people. Or you may say: I do not fit in with life on a place that’s so dark and dense as earth is. It is understandable that part of you reacts in this way. It is the bewildered and shocked part of you that has forgotten about the true power inside your being. It is a traumatized inner child speaking to you through these negative thoughts. This child feels a victim, it feels discarded and disconnected. I invite you to recognize the wisest and lightest part of you, whose sole purpose it is to bring that child home. You have one choice to make. Do you identify with the traumatized child inside, or with the bright and unbroken part of you who is able to heal that child?
The origin of your suffering lies not in the density or darkness of outer reality. It is in your felt inability to rise above the densest part inside of you and embrace it with your light and true radiance. Feeling victimized by the dense part, you resent it and want to get rid of it. To cast out a part of you, makes you feel torn inside. Your soul will not be at peace until the lost child has come home.
「Imagine that you are carrying a stone around your neck for real. Take a look and see how heavy or large the stone is. Set your imagination free. The stone contains all the emotions you have difficulty with and all your negative beliefs about living on earth, such as “I am not welcome”, “people don’t understand me”, and so on. The stone carries your fear as well as your resistance to life. It symbolizes what has gotten stuck and blocked inside you. Therefore, the stone also points at your mission in life. It is your soul’s mission to bring light to the densest parts of yourself.
你看到這一幅畫面了嗎? 那是甚麼顏色? 當你拿起它時是甚麼感覺?
It is your life purpose to shine light on the hardened and petrified parts of you. To spread your light on earth is first and foremost to reach out to the darkness within. As soon as you embrace this journey within, your light will automatically radiate out to others and inspire them to do the same. You do not have to focus on what needs to be remedied in the world. Focus on your own stone. Do you see a picture of it? What color does it have? How does it feel when you pick it up? Say hello to the stone and hold it gently. Allow your consciousness to flow into the stone and sense the energy inside of it. Do you feel anger, or grief, or fear? Allow the stone to tell its story to you.
Remind yourself that you, who are holding the stone, are a being of living light. You are whole and unbroken, safely held within God’s arms. Now watch what happens to the stone by just holding it and turning your attention to it in an open and welcoming way. It will transform. As you connect to it from your divine core, surrounding it with acceptance and quiet
understanding, you sprinkle it with sparkles of light. The stone is lit from within. Your consciousness brings life and movement into the stone. It is no longer cold and hard. It gradually transforms into a gemstone. The structure of the stone has changed due to your loving attention. Take a good look and see what color and form it takes.
Now ask the stone: “What is your gift to me?” What kind of quality do you feel is present in the gemstone? Feel it from the inside. Is it compassion, endurance, the ability to surrender and trust? Is it tranquility, courage or joy? Receive the gift. This stone first contained stuck and dark energy. After you embrace it with the quiet power of your true nature, it transforms into a treasure. It will not simply be neutralized; it will be transformed into a gemstone, reflecting your inner beauty and wisdom. What was first a millstone round your neck has become a precious jewel. Pick up the stone and see how it sparkles and shines in a color and form that reflect your unique energy. Allow the gemstone to enter your body and see where it goes naturally. To what part of your body does the stone go spontaneously? What effect does it have on you? It will have healing effect on your body and spirit.
Life continuously invites you to turn to the dense, dark and stuck parts of you. The dance between spirit and body is like a dance between light and dark. As soon as you recognize your true nature, the dance becomes less of a struggle. It becomes a joy. As you become aware of the transformational power of the divine you and invite darkness to come out into the open, the dance of light and dark brings forth precious jewels which show how light can travel into the densest part of reality. The gemstone is the result of the integration of consciousness and matter, the fruit of the dance between spirit and body. Life invites you to perform this dance again and again. Whenever you feel negativity or darkness in your life, please don’t judge. Bring the stone into your imagination.
Welcome it and connect to the part of you that is not yet lighted by your divine awareness. Take care of the stone. Your loving attention is the key to enlighten the stone from the inside. By shining your light upon the dense and dark parts within you, you embrace the dance of creation and God is born on earth through you.