“I AM the Light of the World”

What does it mean to be the Light of the World?  Light is symbolic of so many things:  the Creative Force of the Universe, Truth, and Life, as well as healing, wisdom, knowing, understanding, compassion, love, giving, blessing, and so on.  The phrase the Light of the World refers, in part, to the Source Energy that flows into the Universe, but it also refers to Source, the Divine, or God.

A Course in Miracles teaches us that we are the light of the world.  In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus also taught that we are the light of the world, and that this light is to be shown to all the world rather than hidden.  Hiding the light implies seeking to stay “safe.”  Instead of playing it safe, we are to let our shine into the world so that people will perceive and be drawn to the light of God as well.  lotus blossom close-up

Do we doubt ourselves and think of ourselves as small and insignificant?  No one is small and insignificant unless they deny the Divine Presence within themselves.  As ego selves, we are nothing, but as souls who are the very essence of the Divine, we are all significant.

Ego seeks to separate, unless connection equals gain.  Our souls seek to connect, in order to bless others and to create a greater good.  The Light is that aspect in us that seeks to connect to bless and to create a greater good.  We all have it, but we may be unaware of it.

The Light is in us, and we are that Light as we let go of ego and live from the true beauty of our souls.  We magnify the Light into the world when we live from the truth of who we are.  The truth of who we are is so much greater than the little ego self that preoccupies itself with material gain, pleasures, comforts, accomplishments, and so on.

The Light shines to bring life, and truth, healing, wisdom and compassion into the world.  The Light brings pure joy and love to the world.

So, in what ways are you able to bring love, wisdom, healing, compassion, and joy into this world?

May you be blessed to discover yourself as the Light of the World.  It is not “you” but rather the presence of the Divine within you that is this Light.  Prayer and meditation will help you discover this Light, and how this Light may shine through you.

One thing is certain:  this world needs more light of truth, compassion, healing, joy, and love.  May you be blessed and guided to become One with the Light of the World in you!

Love and Light,

Carol “Anandi”

About selfrealizationtherapy

I am a healer, life coach, author, and spiritual teacher. While I am ordained in the Christian tradition, I have also studied Eastern spiritual disciplines and practices, including Raja Yoga Meditation; Intuitive Coaching; Reiki; Falun Gong; and other forms of energy healing for both people and animals. I am available for distance healing and spiritual coaching via phone, Skype, WhatsApp, or Facetime; please email me at: carol.dodson.richardson@gmail.com to schedule a session. My goal is to assist you in connecting with your Higher Self to find fulfillment, peace, health, and happiness in life. I typically work with people for about six weeks, and then they either take classes with me and advance more, or simply go their happy way. While I cannot guarantee results, many clients find that in a few short weeks, more is accomplished than could be with years of traditional talk therapy. Born on the equator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I grew up moving back-and-forth between Africa and the United States my whole childhood and youth. We lived in three different countries in Africa, and three different states in the USA. I now live in Maryland, close to Washington, DC. I was widowed at the age of 28 when my 34-year-old husband died suddenly of a cerebral aneurysm that hemorrhaged, leaving me with an infant and a toddler. This crisis led me to believe that God loves us even when "bad" things happen, and also led me to pursue spirituality and become a minister. In 1996, thanks to "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramhansa Yogananda, and a meditation class called Raja Yoga, I started on an Eastern spiritual path, a journey which included becoming a healer and a mystic. On Thursday, May 27, 2010, I experienced what I call an Enlightenment Vision, in which I ascended and was blessed by Ascended Masters of many faiths: Master Lao Tzu, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Paramahansa Yogananda, High Priest Melchizedek, Lady Kwan Yin, Master Usui, and then by the Seven Archangels of the Seven Rays. After this vision, the teachings in Higher Consciousness began. Apparently, my crown chakra was opened, and direct contact with the Ascended Masters has been possible ever since. My message to everyone is: this is possible for you to achieve as well, although getting there is not necessarily quick or easy. With a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University, I perceive a unity in my readings in Eastern religions and in Biblical studies. As a result, I believe the original message of Jesus Christ was and is a call to Self-Realization, which may also be called following The Way (a term used in the book of Acts by very early "Christians," although they did not call themselves "Christians;" they called themselves Followers of the Way. The Way, or the Tao consists of the practice of peace and love in every moment, honoring the Divine Presence within ourselves as well as within others. The Way of early Christianity was a spiritual practice which similarly focused not on the material world, but on the practice of Divine Presence within the earthly realm. When we practice The Way, or The Tao, we become one with Divine Peace, Love, and even bliss. When we attain this, we experience the "Kingdom of God" or Reign of God, within ourselves, Nirvana or possibly Samadhi. Achieving this Way within each of ourselves is the only way we will be able to usher in the Reign of Divine presence among us all here on earth. The ultimate goal of The Way, and of Self-Realization, is the attainment of unity with the Divine Consciousness, or Buddha-Consciousness or Christ-Consciousness, within, and beyond our normal mortal mind. This Unity-Consciousness is eternal, but begins in the here and now. May it be so.
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