The Radiance of You

Post by Daniel Collinsworth.

good morning! {04.14.12} by Lori Paquette

One day the sun admitted,
I am just a shadow.
I wish I could show you
The Infinite Incandescence
That has cast my brilliant image!
I wish I could show you,
When you are lonely or in darkness,
The astonishing Light
Of your own Being

Hafiz

The Radiance of You

We all walk in darkness from time to time. Sometimes the heart feels heavy and life goes off course, into the wilderness.

In times like this, we look for distraction from the pain we are feeling. We all have our ways of hiding from the unbearable darkness.

Today, I invite you to see it differently — to see the darkness as your teacher and your friend, showing you where your healing journey begins. To sit with it and commune with it, even as it takes the form of oppression and unbearable pain.

You see, you are not your darkness. The darkness accompanies you so that you might look deep inside, where the source wound gives birth to your pain.

Love yourself here in this secret, sacred place. See yourself. See how tender and luminous you are. See the immense beauty that radiates from within you. See the unstruck spirit of You, calling out for unconditional love.

Meet yourself here. Love yourself here. It’s the only way, my friend.

And beneath the cover of your darkness, there you are. Being. Arising.

The radiance of You, the invincible light of You, navigating this human experience the best you can.

Walking not around the darkness, but right into the heart of it, where wisdom and insight await you. This may feel like the hardest thing to do, but I promise you, it will be worth it.

Remember, in your times of sadness, that you arise from a greater Source. You are a wave cresting in a stormy sea — you will make it to the shore, and you will return to the ocean. You were never apart from it.

Remember, even as darkness temporarily obscures your view, that you are Love — and you, Beautiful Spirit, illuminate the Universe in ways that you don’t even know.

Daniel Collinsworth is a teacher and cloud watcher. He has a blog called Metta Drum where he shares insights on compassion, oneness, healing and freedom. You can connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

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