You know the familiar song that you may have learned in church, "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine"? The bible references light in several areas. In John 8:12 it says, "Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." God created us all with light and we are all one. I believe that we are all lightworkers.
I also believe that no one can steal your light or take your light. Only you can dim your own light. As Gabrielle Bernstein says, "Be a mirror reflection for the light, rather than a sponge for the darkness. Your job is not to soak up and absorb the negativity, your job is to stay grounded and committed to the light. Do not try to fight the darkness, just stay committed to the light, to forgiveness, to love, to nonjudgement, to compassion, to empathy."
I love this concept of staying committed to the light and not fighting the darkness. I'd rather focus on what I want, rather than focus on what I don't want. I'm a big believer that thoughts, feelings and beliefs become things, so if I focus my energy (my thoughts, feelings, beliefs) on the darkness than I'm creating more negativity for myself.
I actually don't prefer to focus on the concept of 'fighting' at all. Focusing on fighting, even if the ultimate goal is admirable, in my opinion brings forth more fighting. The war against drugs, for instance, will bring about more of a battle to fight against drugs. I would rather focus on what I do want, peace, health, love, etc.
I don't like to focus on evil, the devil, or satan either. I often hear people referencing and giving energy to the devil, or to evil, and needing to fight it. I personally just don't prefer to give any power, energy, thought or feeling to darkness. We energize what we choose to/want to energize. I don't prefer to energize the darkness. I prefer to stay committed to the light.
Do we sometimes live in fear? Living in fear keeps us from the light, it keeps us from shining our light as bright as possible. I strive to eliminate the things that are not light in my life, like fear and limiting beliefs.
We are human and sometimes we may sink into the darkness, but our goal should be to live in the light with just moments of darkness versus live in the darkness with just moments of light.
All it takes is a spark, one spark to bring forth the light. You are a lightworker and I am a lightworker and the world needs us to radiate our light out to each other. Choose to shine yours, choose to shine it bright. Focus on reflecting the light versus absorbing the darkness. Focus on the thoughts and feelings that cause your light to illuminate greater...love, forgiveness, compassion, empathy, gratitude. Let your light glisten and shimmer and dance out across the world.
I would love to hear your feedback on this post. Do you consider yourself to be a lightworker? What do you do to stay committed to the light? Leave me a comment or send me an email.
“If you look deep within, you will find a brilliant light. To many, far too many, squint and turn away from the shine. Let your eyes adjust, and bathe in the radiance." ~ Unknown