Every day I send gratitude for the people in my life, and one such individual is a beautiful lady by the name of Sam. Sam writes the most beautiful poems and reflections. I wanted to share one with you today. I hope it resonates for you as much as it did for me. Enjoy. Deb
You are not the light.
You are not the light. That is a story designed to lift you away from the truth at your core. It might sound pretty and hopeful and make a beautiful greeting card but hope is a weak vibration compared to you. It implies you are in need of saving and you don’t. That’s a distraction.
The lie of light that you have forgotten is that light is what creates shadow. It is the source of rightness and hence the source of wrongness. It is what allows the other to be demonised. The very source of separation. Hierarchy. Violence.
You are not born of darkness either. That story is designed to lock you in shame and guilt. To have you believe you are small and limited, wrong, broken, unworthy. Forever inadequate and needing to prove otherwise. Putting on the chains of your own limitation.
The lie of darkness has you willingly disconnect from your self and your power. To believe in sin is to forever chase approval, redemption, forgiveness. The absolution of someone you have placed above yourself when there is no hierarchy in truth. And so you choose subordination, sacrifice, enslavement.
The truth is that you are love. An eternal vibration painting with patterns of both light and darkness. Choosing to dance through all these illusions as you create your masterpiece. Do you remember yet? That every piece you’ve ever painted is coming home and it’s time to give them all a place, every light, every shadow.
Love is not the passive story you’ve been told. It is not acceptance and a hug. It is not the avoidance of violence and abuse, the turning away or hands in the air. It is not leaving resolution for ‘karma’ or someone else to be responsible. Love is not closing your eyes to what is truly happening and ‘forgiving’ the wars and the atrocities being committed. That is a story of helplessness, another lie birthed to keep us small.
Love is the first and only truth of the spiritual warrior. You fight for what you love and love is your only compass for what you stand for. The protective use of force is why love can move mountains. It is the defiant howl at the moon that calls the pack together. It is the very heart of who we are and it cuts through all illusions. It let’s us see that we are both right and wrong. That we are light and we are shadow. And that the power of love moves through choice.
Love is the weapon we choose to become when we step into who we are and own that. It is the strength we stand in when we choose to love ourselves and each other and we choose that first before all else, before money, before nations, before status, before security. Love is the ground we stand upon when we rise together and say NO to all that is not us. To all that is not love. Even when we are afraid of what might happen.
We have forgotten that love is the source of fear. It’s so easy to lose the truth of this in all the stories of fear and helplessness we are smothered by. But we are only truly afraid when we have something we love enough to care about losing. And that truth should wake us up not shut us down, that message from our essence that comes with such intensity and says ‘this matters because it is love, so do something about it’.
Love is the beginning and the end of fear. It is the truth that lies at it’s heart. Each fear just proving that there is more we see as love, that there are more pieces of us in play than we thought possible. Remember when your heart races and you want to hide that fear is a call from the heart to love more not less. To be brave and dance with all that you have created. A challenge to step up and into more of the strength and the power that it is at the centre of who you are. Love. No matter what.
A Reflection by Sam Higgins