Be the Light

Post by Jo Anna Rothman.


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Be the Light

You don’t have to be a light in the dark. Really. It’s a thankless job. It kind of sucks. You end up spending your time in places you don’t like, with people you don’t care for…having to try and try to make things better when what you really want to is to go play in the land of yum and desires.

Whenever I hear people talk about being the light in the darkness, what I really hear them saying is that they would like to be anywhere but where they are. They feel stuck in their circumstances and figure they will just make the best of it. Well fuck that! Why make the best of something shitty, when you can begin to craft something beautiful. I know, it’s not like you can just quit that job. Leave that situation. Run away. But you can open your eyes and see what you are trying to do is fruitless.

Here’s the thing: You can walk around stumbling in the dark, acting as if it is your sacred duty to suffer through work or relationships or all of life so that you can be the one reminder of the Goodness. OR you can open your eyes. Because if you are walking around thinking you are the light in the dark, it means your eyes are closed too. You’re not seeing the light. You aren’t seeing the beam of love that shines from every being like a CareBear doing their infamous stare. You aren’t seeing the powerful luminescence that is pulsating through every particle out there. It’s not that the light isn’t there. It’s that you aren’t seeing it. When you open our eyes and see that every bit of everything ever is radiant, there will be no more worries about shining your light to make others better. The pressure can deflate. Maybe you can see that where you are is not where you want to be and your focus can spread to the creation of your newness. Maybe you get to see that where you are isn’t all that bad.

If you want to be anything…want to serve in that way, invite people to open their eyes. Help them to see the truth of the light shining so damn bright. Help them see the sun streaming in. The glow that radiates from their own being. Shake them. Wake them up. Let them see the amazing beauty that you see every day. The pain, the disconnection, it comes not from a lack of light but a lack of vision. When we see what is true, love flows.

Shine your light as brightly as you can because it feels amazing to do so. Invite others to do the same. Rock on with your luminous self. Repeat as necessary.

Jo Anna Rothman, MA is an intuitive coach and facilitator of The Receiving Project. She revels in assisting people in falling in love with their lives. She is committed to living a life full of pleasure, purpose and enthusiasm. And perhaps most important, she knows the secret to the perfect s’more.

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