“The candles are many, but the LIGHT is one.” ~ Rumi
It’s that time of year, as the season of fall moves toward winter, the days are getting shorter, colder and darker.
If you are like me, it is easy to feel the tug to go inside and even into hibernation mode with this time of season.
In fact, your whole being may feel the need for more rest, more quiet, and more solitude.
You may want to sit on the couch. Maybe you feel like curling up with a blanket in front of a fireplace, or watch a movie, read a book, enjoy a cup of tea, journal . . . It can be whatever gives you a sense a peace and warmth internally, while the world externally feels colder and darker.
The thing to remember is that it can be colder and darker outside, however, your LIGHT inside is never extinguished.
Sometimes your LIGHT may dim, but that is because you have forgotten to attend to the flame. Life gets busy and there are times . . . and I know I have been guilty of this . . . ignored attending to the flame of my LIGHT.
Life’s responsibilities, commitments, schedules, family, work, etc., can override your own personal sacred care of your SELF and nurturing the LIGHT of your Soul.
Remember that your LIGHT . . . your Soul . . . your Spirit . . . is here to shine in YOUR own individual way. IT is everlasting. There is a beautiful beaming LIGHT in each and every one of you that is here to shine it’s most radiant and brightest Self.
“I will love the LIGHT for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” ~ Og Mandino
So during this time, and it may seem early to some of you since it is only October, but I really want to use the analogy of lighting YOUR candle. There is no better time than to light this concept into your consciousness . . . for today . . . and every day, as well as to have this understanding shine in the consciousness of humanity.
As each day passes away, and we get closer and closer to the shortest day of the year, as well as the holidays…or HOLY Days…let’s remember to give thanks and gratitude for the LIGHT that shines in every person and every creation on the planet.
Honestly, we don’t have to wait for the HOLY Days to celebrate the LIGHT of the universe that resides in ALL of us.
Let’s just breathe and take into our hearts that one single LIGHT, even by itself, still shines LIGHT into the darkness.
However, if we join together and walk together, in a place of union, our LIGHT can shine even brighter.
It is together that we can always bring the greatest LIGHT to the world!
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness can be spread without diminishing that of yourself.” ~ Ghandi
Namaste . . .
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This is so beautiful Dr. Cheryl! This spoke to my soul and I could visualize all of it. I love the phrase, ” Sometimes your LIGHT may dim, but that is because you have forgotten to attend to the flame. Life gets busy and there are times . . . and I know I have been guilty of this . . . ignored attending to the flame of my LIGHT.” I love this because it reminds us that self care is a must. We must carr for ourselves BEFORE we can offer ourselves and care to others. 💛💛💛
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Thank you, Julie! It is so true for myself and for many. It has taken me a long time to realize that I must attend to the flame and keep my Light burning bright. Love & Blessings to you my friend! ❤