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God's presence cannot be discerned without the Light

Without the Light, the journey of life is fraught with dangers and no traveler's vision can penetrate the haze of self-centeredness. The ímage of God as Light that suffuses all the universe is one that unítes the divine transcendence and immanence... All of creation is replete with "signs" of God's presence, but they cannot be discerned without the Light.

~ John Renard

We are the light and co-creators with God

The millennium holds the promise that Heaven will be created on Earth, and this will be accomplished by grounding spirituality into all walks of life. We are the light and co-creators with God, and it is our responsibility to use this light to bring peace, love, happiness, and abundance to the Planet.

~ from THE LIGHT SHALL SET YOU FREE by N. Milanovich and S. McCune

We are made for Light

We are made for Light. There are moments of perfect happiness, moments when one feels so well, at peace with oneself and with others. Such moments of fullness exist. They are rare, perhaps, but we have all experienced them. Each of us is capable of living such moments. They continue to send signals to us even when we are in despair. For on the mountain God summons us to the Light.
~ from VOICE FROM THE DESERT by Jacques Gaillot

A wave of light breaks into our darkness

Sometimes at the momet of despair, a wave of light breaks into our darkness, and it is as though a voice were saying: "You are accepted," accepted by that which is great than you.

~ by Paul Tillich, with thank to Donna Nance

Then light the single flame of love

No deep darkness in the world
Can overcome the light.
A single candle flame will burn
Against the darkest night.
Let all the world of darkness come ...
Resentment, envy, fears.
Then light the single flame of love
the darkness disappears!

~ Author unknown

There are lights which ascend and lights which descend

There are lights which ascend and lights which descend. The ascending lights are the lights of the heart; the descending lights are those of the Throne. The false self is the veil between the Throne and the heart, like springs toward like. Light ascends toward light and light descends upon light, and "it is light upon light."

~ from PERFUME OF THE DESERT by A. Harvey and E. Hunt

Shining brighter than the midday sun

Nothing was changed, yet everything was changed. Compared to this, she felt as if she had been sleepwalking all of her life. "God is here."

I pierce the universe.
God pierces me.
I do not think; I am thought.
I do not know; I am known.

Every movement, every breath was poetry. She had passed through her dark night of the soul, and understood now how the light in one's heart – the light of faith – could shine brighter than the midday sun.

~ from LYING AWAKE by Mark Salzman

Then I shall begin to shine as You shine

Blessed One,
Flood my soul with Thy Spirit and light ...
Shine throuh me and be so in me that
   every soul I come in contact with may
   feel Thy Presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me,
   but only You.
Stay with me and then I shall begin
   to shine as You shine,
   so to shine as to be a light for others.
Amen.

~ Prayer of Mother Teresa

As we let our own light shine

We are born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

~ Nelson Mandela, 1994 Inaugural Speech

When we no longer feel threatened in the presence of light

When we come to believe in the Divine-Within and trust it to know its path, fearlessness begins. When we no longer feel threatened in the presence of light, we can be admitted to the high and holy way.

~ Carol E. Parrish-Harra
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