Be a Glowworm

I feel as though lately that I light candle after candle. I name individual people, I imagine cities glowing, and I move through life with the taste of blessings continually on my lips. Right now, right at this moment, there seems to be an abundance of fear, anxiety, grief, struggle…To be honest, the energy of the earth’s peoples can be overwhelming and I feel reactive in a way I haven’t for a very long time. But I know my role is not to be angry.  My role is not to harbor ill will. My role is not to join the multitudes that are inadvertently aligning themselves with the darkness. My role, my job, my life’s work,  is to herald the light and to be as bright as possible.

When I feel the darkness most, I remind myself  of my work. I interweave light practices into my teachings. I align with the light daily and I make a point of offering the light out. I believe that it is important it to become as light as possible, to literally: make of ourselves a light, as Buddha counseled.  There are so many simple ways to up our vibrations and glow just a wee bit more.

We are all worms but I do believe that I am a glowworm.
~Robin Williams

The more of us that are light the lighter the world will become. After all, we all ONE. It is we who are the universe. But remember:  You cannot be high vibration and exhausted at the same time. That is like being anxious and relaxed, which is physiologically impossible.  Treat yourself, my lovely friend, like the precious being you are.  Practice peace. Practice being LIGHT.

One of my favorite teachings is known as the Divine Light Meditation. I first encountered it in a book by Swami Sivananda Rhada and I have practiced it ever since. It is simple. It is beautiful. It is healing.  I hope that you enjoy it and make it part of your daily life.

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. Peace, Peace, Perfect Peace.