‘Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.’
It is your forgiveness that will bring the world of darkness to the light. It is your forgiveness that lets you recognise the light in which you see. Forgiveness is the demonstration that you are the light of the world. Through your forgiveness does the truth about yourself return to your memory. therefore, in your forgiveness lies your salvation.
As often as you can, closing your eyes if possible, say to yourself today:
Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.
I would fulfill my function that I may be happy
Then devote a minute or two to considering your function and the happiness and release it will bring you.
I knew it, just as I got comfortable with being the light of the world the F word raised its head. There is no such thing as a free lunch. I’ve been told (by a reader of auras) that my last big challenge is unconditional love, and at the heart of unconditional love lies forgiveness. It seems to be a never-ending activity, this forgiveness. Just when you think you’ve got it licked, something pops up to firmly remind you that you are carrying pockets (small or large) of resentment, anger, and guilt – all manifestations of fear.
So there you have it. You cannot be a light of the world just through your art, you have to add some forgiveness too.
With regard to the novel, about 200 words again last night, and nothing yet today, though to be fair I feel I’ve done a great deal of writing based activity today. Our monthly WWB meeting was today, which I helped to chair. Instead of sharing my poem ‘Broken Wings’ which was my intention, I read Marianne Williamson’s ‘It is our greatest fear…’ piece, because it felt right. There were people pushing their own personal boundaries and paving the way for others to do so.
Our Greatest Fear —Marianne Williamson
it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.
[Often said to have been quoted in a speech by Nelson Mandela. The source is Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, Harper Collins, 1992. —Peter McLaughlin]