Women as Bearers of Light
It is mostly women who are known for their intuitive and sensitive natures, although I believe women and men with these characteristics will lead the way to a real spiritual awakening in our time. Through their patience, understanding and insight these spiritual teachers will help us to reveal the sacred light within us all.
Here is the story of a great discovery. Around the year 1910, astronomers on Mt. Wilson viewed the cosmos with an incredible 100 inch telescope. However, they were clueless as how to measure the distances between the stars and earth. (Our closest star is the sun.) At that time, women were not allowed in the conservatory, being considered distractions. Women were relegated to menial tasks and analyzing data. It was a woman, Harrietta Levitt, who discovered the Celestial Yardstick. Her job was to examine photographic plates at various times and look for stars that vary in brightness. She made the first great discovery: the time it takes to reach maximum brightness can be used to determine how far away the stars are from each other and the earth. Her discovery was the most fundamental yardstick in the universe. Now it is the measure by which all distances are determined.
I believe the celestial yardstick dwells within each of us. We may measure our own proverbial closeness or distance from each other (and God) by how much light (love) we emit and how brightly it shines outward. Within each of us is an “inner ruler” whereby we intuitively sense the measure of light we emanate. If you could determine the amount of light (love) you radiate outward, where would it measure on a 12 inch ruler?
To answer this question honestly, answer these questions first. How are you feeling about yourself? Are you happy? Are you living the life you desire? How are your relationships progressing in a positive way? Are they peaceful and loving?
If you could choose how much light to radiate at any given time, what would it be... 7 inches rather than 4, or 12 inches rather than 9? What if our light is always set at 12, but we don’t know it? Perhaps our inner light is always at maximum brightness, but we allow our mental state (fear, negativity – ego thoughts) to interfere and cast a shadow over it. What could you do to increase your light?
I have a theory about the “inner ruler.” The inner ruler plays a double role in our lives; the first as a measure of our brightness, and secondly as a sense of being influenced, guided or possibly even governed from within. Perhaps it’s an all-knowing, wise and comforting Guide/Angel/Holy Spirit directing our every thought and movement toward our highest good. On a scale of 1 to 12, where would you measure your relationship with Spirit? What could make it better?
As bearers of light we carry the torch for humanity. It is my prayer that we are able to run with it and champion a new world, a world where only the highest values exist. I pray that each man, woman and child awaken to their own beauty, magnitude and holiness. I pray that you personally will choose a better way of life by Living by Spirit. Thank you!
Awaken Your Spiritual Nature
Awakening your spiritual nature means remembering your eternal connection with the Divine, and remembering to include Spirit in all you do; in all your activities, within your relationships and when making important decisions. Asking is always the key!
Want an answer? Here's how I do it:
1. Form a simple question (nothing complicated)
2. Find a quiet place where you won't be disturbed. Sit quietly and allow your body and mind to relax.
3. Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Breathe deeply from your diaphragm.
4. Getting into alignment with the Universe and the Divine comes from a focus on a silent mind and the breath. This is how to engage with your inner power.
5. Ask your question again in a clear way.
6. Quit asking and let your mind be silent. Allow your mind to be empty. You are leaving a space for an answer. Be in this empty space until you receive your answer or guidance.
7. Let go of any striving. This should be a natural process. If you don't get your answer
right away, go about your day while being mindful that the answer may come another way. Continue to let this be a part of your spiritual practice. With time and 'practice' it becomes more effortless. Thank you.
God is always present, not in physical form, but in your mind and heart. God expresses Herself/Himself through you; your thoughts and actions. Think of your body as a communication device which physically expresses your innermost feelings and impulses. You bring God to life by expressing spiritual values such as trust, honesty, tolerance, gentleness, joy, defenselessness, generosity, patience, faithfulness, and open-mindedness (ACIM - Teachers of God).
When you are being kind, complimentary or loving to someone, you are expressing the God/Spirit in you. Whenever you are laughing or having a good time with friends, you are expressing the light (God) in you. Helping someone in need is also a gesture of Divine expression. By the same token, when someone smiles at you, says something nice to you or offers you a gift, you are receiving the expression of God's love for you through that person. This is an important point to remember; by giving and receiving kindness you are allowing the Divine to manifest in the world as a powerful positive energy.
When you accept the notion that God lives through you, your relationship with Spirit becomes as intimate as your own heart and as personal as your own breath. Remembering that you are expressing God's will, and love can feel like a mighty responsibility. You are responsible for either blocking the flow by being fearful, angry or negative or you are freeing the flow by being loving and positive.
My goal in writing Living by Spirit Blog is for you to more clearly understand the implications of what it means when “God lives through you,” and how it affects your life journey. Your understanding of it will affect your quality of life, your confidence, your relationships and your peace of mind. Use it in a good way and good will return to you many fold. Thank you!