January 2006 (Vol. XIX, No. 1)

“Is there enough silence for the Word to be heard?”

DEEP PEACE be with you in the inner Silence of your heart-prayer, dear friends!  In this new year, may we continually be awakened to the Inner Light which shines through the darkness of fear and ignorance.  Thus, we will radiate the LoveConsciousness that we are — albeit all too often unacknowledged — and where we are in harmony with the joy of our soul’s creative Work toward true enlightenment.  Bask in the light of your times in the blessed Silence!  Awaken and shine!
 

The Light that flows through your system is Universal Energy

The Light that flows through your system is Universal Energy. It is the Light of the Universe. You give Light form. What you feel, what you think, how you behave, what you value and how you live your life reflect the way you are shaping the light that is flowing through you. They are thought forms, the feeling forms and the outer forms that you have given to Light. They reflect the configurations of your personality, your space-time being.

~ rom SEAT OF THE SOUL by Gary Zukov

When you see from the consciousness of light

When you see from the consciousness of light, you project a flow of Light energy that becomes a healing influence.

~ Eric Butterworth

Finding every face luminous with godliness

. . A Baby's cry
shatters barriers
women, men
of every creed,
culture, race
gaze across
the rubbled walls
in wonder finding every face
luminous with godliness!

~ Irene Zimmerman

Do everything in your power to let your light shine

Light is knowledge; where there is no knowledge, there is darkness. Light is the presence of day, where things can be seen and appreciated. Light is the power of Love, the presence of life that is sustaining and nurturing. … Become the light of the world — the loving light. Do everything in your power to let your light shine.

~ From IN THE MEANTIME by Iyanla Vanzant

We receive in peace the Incomprehensible Light, enfolding us and penetrating us

When love has carried us above and beyond all things, into the Divine Dark, we receive in peace the Incomprehensible Light, enfolding us and penetrating us. What is this Light, if it be not a contemplation of the Infinite, and an intuition of Eternity? We behold that which we are, and we are that which we behold; because our thought, life and being are uplifted in simplicity and made one with the Divine Truth which is God.

~ From THE SPARKLING STONE by Jan Van Ruysbroeck

Soul gifts are the means through which we manifest our individual sparts of divine light

Soul gifts are the means through which we manifest our individual sparts of divine light. By practicing our gifts with wisdom, love, and compassion, we can contribute to a spiritual renaissance: one in which our creativity reflects the true light of divinity. This renaissance can remake the world.

~ Judith Cornell in THE SOUL OF CREATIVITY

So when the faculties are empty, the heart is full of light

Look at this window: it is nothing but a hole in the wall, but because of it the whole room is full of light. So when the faculties are empty, the heart is full of light. Being full of light it becomes an influence by which others are secretly transformed.

~ Chuang Tzu 4

Only the light of amber and pale gold that comes from the Hills of the Heart.

In the hollows of quiet places
we may meet,
the quiet places where is neither
moon nor sun,
but only the light of amber and
pale gold
that comes from the Hills of
the Heart.

~ Fiona MacLeod

The desire to love God

The desire to love God is the fulfillment of all desires.

~ Jerry Thomas

Inner light is not hidden

Inner light is
not hidden.
Myriad openings
lead to it.
In passing from
darkness to light
One moves freely
between eternity.

~ Frederick Lord

Allowing our small stories to be like icons, transmitting a Great Light

To acknowledge the Sacred within is humbling. One's ego portrays itself as the captain of its separate destiny, like an intrepid explorer, seeing things and naming them for the first time. Ego doesn't care for the idea that MY hunger for love, MY grief, and MY thankfulness are not only mine but also God's in me. As our egos die into Love, we see that our personal stories are transparent to an infinitely larger story within us. Suffering "in God" is allowing our small stories to be like icons, transmitting a Great Light.

~ from REBECCA: A Father's Journey by Robert A. Jonas

All the while the Light gives each soul what it is calling forth

What heals one soul, searches another soul, what comforts one, drives another to the brink of darkness; and all the while the Light gives each soul what it is calling forth. No one can withstand the Word of Truth echoing through the corridors of the soul. The Light is searching, healing, self-revealing; thus in the Light clouded conditions are revealed, self-conscious fears loosened.

~ from THE ANGEL OF THE PRESENCE by E. N. Morgan

The more darkness it finds, the more light it uncovers

In the seed, the genes whisper: stretch out for the light and seek the dark. And the tree seeks the light, it stretches out for the dark and the more darkness it finds, the more light it uncovers.

~ from "Horologium" by Reide Eknar (Swedish)

The gate that silence opens up within us leads to light

If we allow silence to open up within, we shall see the gate and be free to open it. The gate that silence opens up within us leads to light. Light exposes us with an almost merciless radiance and, in the exposure, reveals the beauty of the real.

~ S. Wendy Beckett

Shine

We are reflections of the Divine Light . . . SHINE!

~ Anonymous

Feeling the Light within

Feeling the Light within,
I walk.

~ Navajo night chant

You will not see the light that you bring, for it is hidden from your eyes

Grandma smiles at her. "The light has not departed from you. Never turn from the knowledge of it, little piece of my heart."

"Oh, let me come to you."

"If you were to come to me, a sliver of light would be absent from the earth. You are sent down into the cold dark world to bring it light, though you are but a reflection. In many times and many places you will not see the light that you bring, for it is hidden from your eyes so that others may receive it."

~ from A CRY OF STONE by Michael O'Brien
A Cry of Stone
By Michael O'Brien

The flow to the Spirit will rush in and there will be freedom

If we can be perfectly quiet and perfectly still with no attempt to overcome, destroy, remove, or escape from any situation or condition, the flow to the Spirit will rush in and there will be freedom.

~ Joel Goldsmith