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    I Move into the Light

     
    Reading for April 13, 2014

    I Move into the Light

    Rev Ruth Littlejohn - Hampton Roads Center For Spiritual Living

    Most heroic journeys involve going through a dark place—through mountain caverns, the underworld, or labyrinthine passages to emerge, finally, into the light. Jean Shinoda Bolen

    When we bring a lamp into a darkened room, where does the darkness go? The Science of Mind, page 410

    When life brings challenges, we may find ourselves in a dark place. This is natural and normal—to feel the feelings of loss, sadness, frustration, or anger. But we do not have to stay in the darkness; we can return to the light—the light that never really left us. As we realize that our dark experiences can lead to greater heights and life can bring nothing that we cannot transcend, we open to new possibilities.

    The basic thing to know is that the darkness is not real; it has no substance. It is the result of how we are thinking about something. When we change our thoughts to ones of possibility and love, the darkness disappears, just as it does in a room when the light is turned on. We remember that even on a cloudy day, the sun still shines.

    When we are ready to leave the darkness, be it the darkness of grief and loss, of personal pain, of the feeling of humiliation, we change our thoughts. We can then begin to rise back into the light of knowing who we are and what the nature of reality is. God is all there is, and God is never in darkness.

    Affirmation
    I always move toward the light. If I need to grieve, I grieve. I do not get lost in grief. Knowing the light of God, I know that all grief has a bottom and that nothing is ever really lost. I rise above conditions and realize the eternal truth of Divine Love.

    From Science of Mind Magazine-

    #light #darkness #lightofgod #revruthlittlejohn #hamptonroadscsl.org #hamptonroadscenterforspiritualliving #scienceofmind

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