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.
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,