Who is going to be the one who stops the wave of darkness on this earth? We are intended, each and every one of us, to be the light of the world — the point at which, in this world, light appears and stops the darkness.
Now beware — we are not supposed to be the creator of the light, but the individual who recognizes a moment of light from a moment of darkness, such as: “Look how impatient I am. Look how frightened I am… how greedy, how depressed.”
The only time we suffer is when we are in the dark. What we are willing to bear in the moment — when we are willing to see what is true — is how the light expresses itself in us. We are not intended to be self-conquering. We are supposed to be self-enlightening, and the light does the conquering.
The reason that Christ was crucified was because he came into a world where light was measured by shades of darkness, and in his very being, in his refusal to compromise what was true, by contrast everything was made to be revealed to itself. We are meant to go through the exact same thing.
Whatever it was in the split second where you chose the light instead of letting the mob rule, in that moment you knew you had done what was right, and when you did what was right, it was the same as the light expressing itself in you in this life. That is what we are supposed to be doing. That is what the whole of Christ’s life was about — the birth of light, the birth of a nature that does not alternate between day and night, a life that does not go between happiness and sadness, but rather one that is rooted in something eternal.
It is not complicated. It begins with the spirit of God touching a person and evoking the wish in them that says, “I think I want the light more than I want the darkness. Please let me live for the light.” And then don’t get caught up in what it means to live for the light. The light will come and do for you what only the light can do when you have done what you can do.
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how our awareness of the true needs of other human beings heralds within us the birth of true compassion.
When we start to see that there is very little that’s constant in us, very little to be counted on in times of crisis (inwardly or outwardly), the tendency is to fall back into some kind of self-loathing or blaming of life in one way or another. But, if we begin to see that this fall-back “self” is just as illusory (and void of quality) as the one it decries, then comes the moment of real decision: to see…or not to see; and to see is to hold to our growing understanding that we couldn’t be shown our relative nothingness — or such darkness (as the case may be given the moment) — were it not for the presence of Light within us that reveals the same. In these trials belief plays no part; in fact, these trials are a kind of crucifixion of beliefs because we see we can no longer believe in ourselves or in the sensation of some iconic rescuing force; we are where we are, experiencing what we are, because of what we have loved up until this point.
For maybe the first time the soul is awakened to its actual condition of having been asleep while its vessel has been overtaken and victimized by a host of wayward natures that know nothing of the “love” they imitate. We see what is, and realize what can no longer be…even as we see we haven’t the power to change the condition (of ourselves). NOW the soul, seeing its actual condition, calls out in earnest for its Father, its Mother…saying: “I have wandered far and been foolish with what you have given to me. I want to come home; I wish to live with you where I know nothing can come into our home and compromise me. I need real strength, not silly dreams about powers to come.”
Such prayers — these true supplications — are “heard” in heaven… and what was asunder is once again made whole by Love in action.