Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Revealing the Light Within

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”  -Rene Descartes

How Do You Reveal the Light Within?
East - Detection (Paying attention to everything - Awareness of what inspires you)
South - Reflection  (Journaling/Writing - Take your own council first)
West – Contemplation  (Drawing cards, reading dreams & signs, conversations with others)
North –  Devotion (Service to Soul/Self - Tending the body in a way that honors body/mind/heart)
Center – Inspiration (Service to Others - Gratitude & Appreciation)

There is a secret, private moment, sort of an in-breathe that happens just before you can start the process of Detection and open to a deeper Awareness of what inspires you. It's called Surrender. But surrender doesn't mean what we might think it means.Think of it as surrendering to your soul and your Higher Self. And the reality is that there is that secret moment of surrender before we delve into any one of these aspects. Some of us are willing to engage in some of these, and already do. So the surrender comes in the realization that any one of these things without the other can lead to addiction and blockages.

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” -Virginia Woolf 

Yet, It's no wonder many people have difficulty connecting with the ability to surrender. It is difficult to surrender to something that makes you uncomfortable. You can take a look in the dictionary and get a sense of what the mass consciousness thinks about the word surrender. It's a fairly negative view. But it doesn't have to be that way!

Main Entry:  abdicate
Definition:  give up a right, position, or power
Synonyms:  abandon, abjure, abnegate, bag it, bail out, cede, demit, drop, forgo, give up, leave, leave high and dry, leave holding the bag, leave in the lurch, opt out, quit, quitclaim, relinquish, renounce, resign, retire, sell out, step down, surrender , vacate, waive, withdraw, yield

It is important to trust your feelings. And if you do not feel like surrendering, perhaps the true call is to think about what you DO WANT and surrender to that, instead of focusing so much on what you don't want. That is the call of the times as we turn into this new age. We are stepping into our creative powers in ways that can lead us to our soul unlike ever before.

"Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let the light in.” - Groucho Marx  

What the powerful process above does is ask you to surrender little by little to the different aspects of yourself. It's not asking you to even surrender to something outside of yourself. If you can reveal the Light within you. Where that leads you is indescribable! 

“Every man stamps his value on himself... man is made great or small by his own will.” - J.C.F. von Schiller 

Facing Your Light
You must come into divine union with yourself.
You are the one that you have been waiting for.
True love is within you.
You are the keeper of this treasure.
You love without reserve
Because you are unafraid to experience loss.
For nothing that has become a part of you
can ever truly be lost.
You are a creator.
You are here to widen the lens
of your perspective on your world
And to imagine and manifest
the magnitude of all that is you.
Embrace the dance of life.
Look on in wonder
at all the possibilities
with stars in your eyes.
See the brilliance
of Universal Law
And understand it’s power.
It is your birthright.

© Renee Bledsoe, May 28, 2006

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” -Carl Jung 

Notes from Sunday Talk - March 11th, 2012 - Rev. Renee Bledsoe (Church of Spiritual Light)