Judith Bobbe, LCSW
“By connecting to your life purpose, you gather the forces of Nature in the same way a seed does when it starts to germinate.” — Rod Stryker, The Four Desires
There is a light inside each of us that is a part of the grand cosmic light, boundless with possibility. The light inside us is the light of the whole universe.
The forms of nature all reflect the same structure: the human embryo looks like the snail shell, which looks like the shape of a galaxy.
We are all part of a continuum of life, which nourishes itself with an endless capacity for change and transformation.
We each carry within us the capacity for unimaginable potential.
The psychological landscape within us, however, can be fraught with conflict. We strive to avoid what we don’t want, and we to cling to what we do want. It is a difficult state to be in, this human mind. It is so often a challenge just to be peaceful with What IS.
Fluctuating states of emotions and thoughts can blur our awareness of the unique strengths that each of us do possess. Our true potential lies outside of our awareness.
Beneath the terrain of emotional patterns, thoughts and habits, resides a quiet pulse of life and timeless consciousness.
There is a layer of our minds that is free of all conflict. It is pure energy, and it is saturated with acceptance and love. This pool of wisdom is always present but we often don’t know how to access it. We are not aware that if we skillfully practice stillness, the light within will have space to emerge and will shine ever more brightly. Practices such as meditation, deep relaxation and yoga provide windows into deeper states of our inner world.
Our emotions are the filter through which we experience the world and we get stuck because we think we are our emotions. We think we are our behavior patterns and as such we are often confined within limiting definitions of ourselves. Our behavior patterns are conditioned and created by the past and do not truly define our capacities.
We feel ourselves to be less than we really are. We have a sense of ourselves that is limited and we quickly identify with constricting emotions.
Expansive emotions such as gratitude love appreciation and wonder emanate from our true self. When we cultivate inner light, we have greater access to positive experiences and attitudes.
Our aspirations, our search for truth and justice, our desire to contribute to the well being of the world, the ability to love, and to be creative, are all evidence of the light within. When we cultivate our strengths we learn how to tap into them as a reliable source of energy resilience and optimism.
The best part is that we do not have to change to become someone else, or someone better. We simply endeavor to uncover the light within, and to dwell in a larger sense of who we are. This gives us strength to be compassionate with ourselves and with others.
By recognizing in ourselves and in each other the light that permeates the universe we are reminded of our true capacities for beauty and strength.
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