Lesson 61 – Lighting up the world

‘I am the light of the world.’
To the ego today’s lesson is an epitome of self-glorification. But the ego does not understand humility, mistaking it for self -debasement. Humility consists of accepting your role in salvation and in taking no other. It is not humility to insist you cannot be the light of the world if that is the function God assigned to you. It is only arrogance that would assert this function cannot be for you.

True humility requires that you accept today’s idea because it is God’s Voice which tells you it is true. This is a beginning step in accepting your real function on earth. It is a giant stride toward taking your rightful place in salvation. It is a positive assertion of your right to be saved, and an acknowledgement of the power that is given you to save others.

As many practice periods as possible, each not exceeding two minutes. Begin by telling yourself
I am the light of the world. That is my only function. That is why I’m here.
Think about these statements for a short while, let a few related thought come to you, and repeat the idea to yourself, if your mind wanders from the central thought.

If ever there was a lesson to mess with your head, it’s this one. A course which professes to be about finding peace through service, asking one to proclaim that they are the light of the world, a term usually reserved for God, or at least Jesus, or others of that standing. Who me? Little ole me? Light of the world? You must be joking, and to have the audacity to link this with humility! Yes, I was more than a little confused, not least because as well as asking for illusions to be dropped, I’d also asked for humility this year. The lesson states that this concept is ‘the perfect answer to all illusions.’ Imagine declaring to friends, ‘I’m the light of the world, that’s how humble I am.’ I did, however, persevere with the lesson throughout the day.

Tonight I want to the posthumous book launch of Milorad Krystanovich’s book ‘Moses’ Footprints’. It was also a celebration of his life and his works as evidenced by his friends and colleagues who read from his books, the two published by Nine Arches Press (the other being Reconstructing Memories.) As well as the readings there was a slide projection of many of Milorad’s photographs, another passion of his. It was during the repeated looping of these that I had a real understanding of today’s lesson. There were many pictures of trees, plants, and flowers, all with the light shining through them. We are encouraged to shine our light through our art, to share our art with he world as Milorad did. If our art is our light, and we cannot be separated from our art then it stands to reason that we are the light of the world, we are that which we share with the world. I got it.

‘I am the light of the world – we all are.

About predencia

Author of novels Dare to Love and Betrayed www.pennydixon.com poetry anthology Raw www.cymbalspublishing.co.uk and blogger www.writingcreativelywithspirit.com
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