Lights Out?

(Lights Out?)

What happens when your light goes out? I’m not talking about death. I’m talking about those times in your life when suddenly the joy has up and left. I’m talking about things becoming so dark that you can no longer see the positive words and thoughts and memories that used to project clearly on the screen of your consciousness. How do you find the match to light a candle if it’s too dark to see the matches?

There is a certain harmony to continuing to feel the way we are feeling even if that feeling is dark. Our thoughts, our imagination and our projections all seek to be in harmony with our current mood even if it is in direct conflict to how we say we want to be. Above all, we seek harmony. We want our finances, our health, our well being, our outlook, our family and our friends to all be on the same page. So, we are not just trying to banish the darkness when it becomes oppressive, we also need to find the strength to bust out of our dark harmony. But how?

We cannot stand next to a raging fire without bursting into flames ourselves and therein lies the answer. In order to bring light back into our life we must find a being that is so filled with a burning light that bringing that being to mind or sitting in the company of that being causes our flame to ignite once again. For some that is God or a Great Master. For others it is nature herself. For others it is the unconditional love of a pet. And for others it is the bright burning light of a loved one.

You and I have two directives. One is too seek out those brightly burning beings when we need to escape the darkness and come back into harmony with love and light and the second is to be that bright burning flame for others.

Sometimes you will be the lighthouse and sometimes you will seek the lighthouse. To do one or the other is to truly live. Such is life.

(c)2013 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


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