The Light existing before all else was made

Far from light emerging gradually out of the womb of our darkness, it is the Light, existing before all else was made which, patiently, surely, eliminates our darkness. As for creatures, of ourselves, we are but emptiness and obscurity. . . . Radiant Word, Blazing Power . . . reach us simultaneously through all that is most immense and most inward within us and around us.

~ from HYMN OF THE UNIVERSE by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

January 2011 (Vol. XXIV, No. 1)

Season's Greetings to you, dear friends! As we begin another year on this incredible, awesome, yet fragile planet, let us consider a question together: What might happen if each one of us concentrated on discovering and bringing forth the Light deep within ourselves? How might the world change? What might the leaders of the world do differently if each one embraced the Divine Light within him or herself, and in every other person in our world? Deep within, we are Light; our work is to bring forth that Light from the depths and beam it out to our troubled world. "Let your Light so shine . . ." The healing, the very survival, of our world depends on it. May it be so!

Ask that your consciousness be filled with Light

Ask that your consciousness be filled with Light;
ask to be illumined to follow the path of simplicity
with integrity and inner sight.
Inspired by Divine Light and Love
you begin to express Divine Will in action:
thus will your journey be eased,
joy will nest in your heart.
Awakening to the indwelling Divine Guest,
Loving Companion Presence of your heart,
family, friends, and strangers alike
are greeted with compassion.
A greater state of awareness being aroused,
you recognize the interconnectedness
of everything and everyone:
the unity of diversity.

~ from LUMEN CHRISTI...HOLY WISDOM by Nan Merrill

Then we'll need no other light

Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we'll need no other light.

~ by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Clear Light as the innermost consciousness

The grosser consciousness depends heavily on particles of matter. The subtler consciousness is more independent -- it does not depend so much on the brain. Luminance, radiance, imminence -- the three states of subtle mind -- all of these disappear in the clear Light, the innermost consciousness.

~ from THE PATH TO TRANQUILITY by the Dalai Lama

Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.

~ by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, thanks to Liz Stewart

He was tapping into the powers of light

I had wondered what Nicholas was doing behind the closed door of his study so early in the morning. Now I knew he was not just reading scripture and praying. He was following a discipline which focused him and made it possible for him to realize his full potential. He was lining up his center with the integrating principle at work in the universe, the principle which was ultimately stronger than the drive to fragment. He was tapping into the powers of light which would allow him to live dynamically, surfing the chaos, splitting the darkness, serving the Creator by serving others again and again and again.

~ from THE HIGH FLYER by Susan Howatch

In the midst of darkness light persists

I dimly perceive that whilst everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying all that change a living power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves, and re-creates. . . . in the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth truth persists, in the midst of darkness light persists.

~ by Mahatma Ghandi

In you dwells the light that will never fail.

Say from the heart that you are the perfect day and in you dwells the light that will never fail.

~ from THE GOSPEL OF TRUTH, a Nag Hammadi text, thanks to Melinda Lee

Know the Light

Know the Light in stillness and silence.

~ by Arthur E. Waite
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