I am writing this on the first day of spring. This vernal equinox marks the time of new life. In many traditions it is the beginning of a new year. When I was living in New Hampshire the first day of spring was a major big deal. It was a sign that there was light at the end of the tunnel; that the snow and cold would not be hanging around too much longer. The weather was given official permission to start getting warmer. Yet as I’ve moved back to my native California, the first day of spring is just another day. It’s easy to forget what other realities are possible when you take the life you have for granted.
Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “we are spiritual beings having a human experience”. And perhaps like me, you’ve nodded your head in agreement with this idea before immediately getting back to the business of life. Our human life, that is. I believe we all know that our human perspective is what creates all our problems in life. Yet why is it that it tends to be the side that we always focus on, the identity that we constantly attach ourselves to? Why is it that we choose to see ourselves as too this or not enough this instead of the amazing powerful light that we are?
It’s spring now. Why not let your light be exposed more brightly?
If you are wondering how to do this, first start by remembering who you are. Rather than thinking of yourself as the body that goes to your job, drives your car, wears your clothes, and talks on your cell phone, imagine the essence of you as a bright light. As you look around, consider everyone you see as beings of light. In doing so, you bring your perspective back to truth. We are all equal beings of light.
Being equal means that we have equal access to abundance. What Oprah, Donald Trump and Bill Gates have access to is the same substance as you and I. The only difference is in how we choose to claim our abundance. We make those claims in our minds through our thoughts and beliefs.
I catch myself cutting off my abundance of experiencing love when I tell my boyfriend I am too busy to see him, or my financial prosperity when I don’t make the phone calls to promote my programs. And most of the time when I cut myself off like this it is because I’m telling myself that I am not good enough to be deeply loved or worthy enough to be paid for living my dream. Pretty pathetic, isn’t it? Yet when I am spiritually awake I remember that I am a creation of the perfect loving light that created all of us. I remember that I was created from abundance. It surrounds me and flows through me. I just need to get out of my own way and stop clogging its flow. I’m going to try to make that my loud mantra for spring. How about you?
Here’s to spring—to new life and new beginnings. Start shining that bright light of yours.