A Light in the Dark

A Light in the Dark

Finding Hope in a World of Unrest

adventures in mediumship

Michaelmas is upon us - Septemeber 29th to be exact.  It’s a traditional Christian celebration for St. Michael, also known as Archangel Michael.  I had never heard of this festival, until I married my husband.  His parents celebrated it.  When we got married, my mother-in-law gave us information on all the holidays they had celebrated when my husband was a child.  I loved the idea of Micahelmas and have now incorporated it into our family life.  We make lanterns every year and parade around with our daughter, as she practices shining her “light” in the dark. It’s great fun and usually turns into a silly hunt for dragons, but in essence that is what it is about. Facing our “dragons”.

As the days start to get shorter, this holiday speaks of finding a light in the dark, facing your inner dragons and finding the courage to overcome them.  It’s also about joining together to face the darkness.  What an appropriate holiday to have this week, as there is so much turmoil going on in the world.

The world as a whole is facing a lot of its dragons.  We struggle as a people to understand each other.  Many people are making choices out of fear - fear of the unknown, fear of what could happen, fear that if the old falls away they won’t have a place in the new that births from it.  But that is not the case.  Living in fear will never allow you to find a light in the dark, it will will only create more darkness, more confusion.
You ask yourself, but how can I, one person, make a difference?  How can finding my light do any good?  Yes, at first your flame may seem small, weak, insignificant, but that tiny pinprick of light will attract others out there.  And they will flock to you and they will see that you are both shiners of the light and you will gather together.  And now there will be two times the light there was before.  And this light will inspire someone else to light their candle and join you.  And so it goes and so it goes until the light is a huge and the darkness is being pushed away.

People are drawn to the light.  People don’t wake up in the morning thinking, “I want to make choices out of fear. I want to hurt others. I want to isolate people.”, but they do wake up in fear. Fear of what could happen or what is to come.  But what if your tiny - and what you deem insignificant - light is shining and they see it?  And for that brief moment they decided to live in your light.  There is less fear now and maybe they light their candle.  So it matters.  You matter.  What you focus on matters because that is where you energy goes.

So when you feel crippled, when you feel like you can’t possibly make a difference, when you have lost all faith in humanity and wonder how we as a people will ever pull ourselves out of this, all you have to do is get up shake yourself off, light your candle, and live your light for that day or hour or minute.  Shine so bright that the fear, hate, discomfort, anxiety can’t exist.  You only have control over yourself, but your soul is so powerful it can move mountains, it can part rivers, it can save the world.  All with a single light.

So I promise you all this: tomorrow I promise to get up and shine my light bright so that you may see.  I promise to make sure you all know my candle is lit for you.  You are welcome to step into my light and light your candle.

I promise to share things that will help you do this.  I promise to share things that will inspire you to do this.  I promise to only share things that are of the light, made in the light, conceived in the light.  I promise to be a light for the world.  Please join me.  Make a promise today and watch the light spread.