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Wake Up!

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You may be hearing the word awakening being thrown around a lot right now.  Many people in our world today believe we are being called to wake up.  I am one of them.  If the current social, political, religious and economic turmoil around the world isn’t a wake up call, I don’t know what is.

This is a time of awakening.  So… awakening to what?

Our true nature.  Being created in the image and likeness of the creator of the universe, we are born to be creative.  We create our own world with our thoughts and actions.  When we begin to wake up and join together we create a world that works for all.

Our oneness.   Any separation we experience is an illusion we create ourselves.  We name, label and exclude others and declare it to be so, but it is all still an illusion.  When will the current climate of hatred, fear and hostility begin to turn around?  When when remember our oneness.

Our responsibility to care for the earth.   As a Christian, I believe were placed on this planet to care for it — to tend the garden, not destroy it.  Will we wake up to this reality before it is too late?  I certainly hope so.

Our dependence on each other.  We live in a time when we brag about not needing anyone.  We think we can take care of ourselves.  We ostracize those who openly can’t do things for themselves.  But sooner or later we will realize this is not true.  We all need each other and there is no shame in needing or asking for help and nothing to boast or complain about in helping others.

So this month we are talking about awakening.  We live in a time of what appears to be great darkness.  This can be a frightening time.  But it is also an exciting time.  The world is changing.  Something new is begin born and we are experiencing labor pains.

The time has come for those who have been awakening to start to come together.  Not to form new institutions or churches which have not worked in the past, but to bring a new way of living and being into the world.

Wake up!  You are light.  Shine!

 

God Requires His People to Shine as Lights in the World

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“God requires his people to shine as lights in the world. It is not merely the ministers who are required to do this, but every disciple of Christ. Their conversation should be heavenly.” — Ellen G. White
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A Sacred Gift

“You are on a soulful path that asks you to step into the greatest version of yourself. It is a sacred gift to shine your brightest light, not just in your moments of glory, but each day.”  —  Debbie Ford
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Small Declarations of Faith

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“Each time a person passes by you and you say ‘hello’, imagine that person turning into a candle. The more positivity, love and light you reflect, the more light is mirrored your way. Sharing beautiful hellos is the quickest way to earn spiritual brownie points. You should start seeing hellos as small declarations of faith. Every time you say hello to a stranger, your heart acknowledges over and over again that we are all family.”  ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Risk Being Seen in All of Your Glory

 

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“Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.”
― Jim Carrey

Shine!

 

Let There be Light

We live in a time of great darkness.  We may feel driven to fight against the darkness.   If this is your path I would like to give a word of caution that is can be difficult to fight without becoming what we are fighting.

This is the time I believe we are being called to remember.  To remember who we are and where we came from.  To remember our light and our spiritual power.

We are light and what this world so desperately needs right now is for all of us to shine.  We change the world by the way that we live.  We don’t have to try to judge, teach or change anyone.  When others see the light shining through us they will come to us.  They will see that we are different and will want to know more.

The month of December is a difficult time for many people.  The time when we speak of peace on earth goodwill to all can  also be a time of anger, feeling that we are the only ones with the truth, greed, materialism and other displays of human frailty.  This is the time to stay true to your calling and not get caught up in petty squabbles over celebrations, what is being celebrated or appropriate holiday greetings.

This is the time we must focus on the light that we are and walk in it.  So this holiday season go out there and SHINE!

What does shining your light look like in your life?  Please take time to ponder this question.  Think about it, journal, create art, answer the question in the comments below, whatever you feel led to do.

Thought for Today

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“Reach out and help others. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. Be a vessel, be the change, be the difference, or be the inspiration. Shine your light as an example. The world needs more of that.”
― Germany Kent

Thought for Today

 

 

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“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – they just shine.”  —Dwight L. Moody
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