I bent my head in prayer and asked…

“What is your purpose for me in this life, Lord?”

That still small voice in my heart said.

“Be an emissary of light, but have compassion for those who are struggling with shadows.”

These words ring true, but there is a paradox. I know there is a light in me that I am here to shine. But as I do, shadows are stirred and arise in me as well. It seems I am made of light and shadow. Born of the light, I endured wounding and suffering as a child. At that time, I could not make sense of this injustice. So, I stored it away in the attic (sub-conscious) to be unpacked another day.

In my spirit, there is a light, but in my soul, there is a mixture of light and shadow. If I want to heal and be restored and become whole, I must be willing to face my shadows. If I see myself as only light my shadows remain hidden. If I allow them to arise and I shine a light into them, I am healed and set free. This is not only a dance between light and shadow but of being and becoming.

“Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.”

2 Corinthians 17-18

The Lord (The source of all creation) has placed this glorious image within us.

“Let us make man and woman in our image.”

Genesis 1-26

We take a journey to uncover and express this light that has been hidden in our hearts. When we wear a mask (Ego) this light is veiled. When we yield our hearts to shine this great light from the source of creation, we are being transformed and set free from one degree of glory to another. To be an emissary of light is to offer others the opportunity to take this same journey into freedom.

Peace, Si Gong/The Zen Preacher

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