Be The Light Of The World

By |2016-04-24T13:51:21+10:00April 22nd, 2016|Christianity, God, Islam, Love|

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I was sitting looking at the way the light coming through the louvre blind made strange patterns on the items that it touched.  Even though the light was coming through in straight lines, by the time I saw its results, it had become wonderful interesting shapes, depending on what shape the light landed upon.

I realised that this is the job of us all – to take the pure light of God, which arrives in straight lines direct to us, and to create interesting shapes with it throughout the world.

Originally, I wrote “this is the job of the lightworkers”, but then I realised that all of us are lightworkers; some of us just don’t know it yet.  We are all created from the pure light of God, even those people who we would consider ‘forces of darkness’.  Those who consider themselves, or who are considered by others to be completely devoid of light are not really; they just have so many layers covering their light, they and we have trouble seeing it.

The job of lightworkers (those who know they are beings of light) is to shine our light on all the world, or on the area of the world in which we move.  We transform the world just by being in it.  We transform the darkness into light.

This reminded me of a quote from Martin Luther King Jnr, who said:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

The light that we share with the world is the pure light of God, reflected through us into the world.  This light is the love of God, from which we are all created.

When we encounter darkness, we can follow the suggestions of our spiritual teachers and shine our light on that darkness.

Jesus said:

But I say to you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.  To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from him who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to every one who begs from you; and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again.  And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. (Luke 6:27-31)

The Qur’an advises:

Requite evil with good and your worst enemy will become your dearest friend. (Koran – Fussilat 41:34)

In other words, where there is darkness, let us shine our light.

But just as the light from the louvre blinds looks different depending on what it touches, each of us has a different role to play in casting out the darkness.  We can marvel at the many different ways in which the light enters this world.  Each of us is different.  We are like well-cut diamonds, casting our light in different directions, but no two diamonds are the same, and neither are we.

People who hear the term ‘lightworker’ often ask: “Am I a lightworker?”  The answer is yes, if you choose to be.

Each of us came into this world with a role to play, a mission, and that role, or mission might change throughout our lives.  Only you can know what that mission is, and only you can know whether you are fulfilling that role.

You may spend most of your life at home caring for your children, and wonder how you can have an effect on the world.  You can give the greatest gift of all to this world, by shining your light on your children and allowing them to know that they, too, are beings of light.

Others may encounter millions of people every year, and never think to show their light to them.

We are all made of the pure light of God, but that light is made up of everything that exists, including the darkness.

In order to be the lightworkers that we wish to be, we first have to shine the light on the darkness that exists within ourselves.  Light drives out darkness, but only if it is turned on.  We each have free will to decide whether we wish to turn on our light or not.

Let me leave you with another quote from Jesus:

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.  Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.  (Matthew 5:14-16)

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