“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen
Is there light in your life? What is its source? How does it affect your life?
At this time of year, the crack in the darkness slowly enlarges until months later we find ourselves in the long daily light of summer. As the rain and snow fall, we dream of the days when we can walk and play outside without a heavy coat or rain jacket. We long for what we used to called normal before the pandemic and onset of winter.
This week the light has come into my life from two specific sources. One occurred on Sunday as I listened to Laura Collins’ message at Jubilee Community. This community is based on the theology of Creation Spirituality, and this period of the year is called the Via Creativa, a time when the light gradually increases and prepares for living things to awaken and grow again.
Being Present With Ourselves
Sunday’s theme was “Rooted and Grounded in Presence.” One of the ideas presented was that being present is being in our bodies, and when we are, we can be in touch with who we really are. When we are present, the light of our being allows us to be seen and to see ourselves.
We have to remember that darkness is not always bad. It allows us to rest, to dream, to refresh, and when we reawaken in the light, a new day, a new thought, a new awareness may brighten our lives. We cannot run around out in the world every day. The darkness presents an opportunity to sit quietly and look within.
Returning To Our True Selves
The other experience I had was viewing a movie called, “Time of Sixth Sun.” It was about the belief of indigenous people, that we are entering a time when we must come back to who we truly are. It is a time to remember, to hear the voice inside and allow the parts of ourselves that are asleep to awaken.
It is a time to remember and listen to the voice within. For centuries we have focused outside ourselves. We have let the left brain control life, putting the emphasis on acquiring things and money and power. It is the world of the masculine, the energy of the sun, but we must now move into the right brain awareness of the feminine, the moon energy. There we can hear the part of ourselves that wishes to awaken. By doing so, we will find who we truly are.
In that inner darkness, we will find the light within – our divinity, our soul. We must create the quiet and solitude we need for ourselves and with others who travel a similar path. When we are able to see more deeply, we will no longer be afraid of letting our light shine through the crack this awakening creates.
A Future Designed For All People
We already see ways that the young people in the world are rejecting the old ways. They want to save the planet, create equality for all, make racial justice a reality, and insure that no one goes hungry. We have seen the beginning of this new vibration in our country since the recent election. The changes the Biden administration seeks to make are not merely political. They are in response to the actual needs of the country’s citizens.
The old crack in our world has widened to allow more light to flow into our lives. This world will expand through the diversity that is now part of our government. Just as the indigenous people have predicted, we see women, life nurturers, rising to create the new earth we all need. Let us awaken to the dream of the ancient ones, and allow our light to create a new society bringing together all people.
The indigenous people in “The Time of the Sixth Sun” believe that in seven years we will have a “perfect” world, a more cooperative and wholistic society. I hope they are right.
© 2021 Georganne Spruce