Spreading Light

“There are two ways of spreading the light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

I was in a superstore waiting for my daughter to finish buying her weekly items last night.  I sat down to people watch in the entrance on a cold bench.  Every time I go into this mega store I get sick.  The energy from the people is way too much.  It’s as if there is no light at all in this place.  Person after person, in and out of this place.  Hundreds of emotional vampires in one giant location.  Let me be honest…I can’t do it.  Most importantly, I know better!

Then after a long while a beautiful older woman with white hair, elegant smile, came out pushing her cart.  She looked at me, really staring into my eyes.  Our spirits greeted each other as if saying, “Yeah, it’s tough in there but we’ll get through it.”  I wanted to stop her and ask how she went in and came out with a cart full of items still smiling and with a vibrant aura.  I can’t do it.  Anyone close to me knows I am not a happy person when I have to go into this place.  I avoid it like the plague.

I want to put a huge sign, “Hey, smile.  Spread the light or get out!”  That sounds harsh but sincere.  Negativity attracts more negativity because this place is sure proof to have all the negative forces out there.  I am always amazed at the stereotypes, the personas that are attracted to this place.  And, so I ask myself, “What is it about darkness that certain souls feel a gravitational pull?”

It is so much easier, liberating, to find light.  Why people choose to stay in the darkness is beyond me.  I have to believe that many times it is their soul development, their evolution and/or their karmic imprint.  I stay away from crowds.  I don’t allow the media to bombard me.  I want to be healed through the earth and all the good from it.  I want to be in the light of all that is beautiful and pure.  There is no other option!  Perhaps it is a “hippie mentality.”

Our egos have two choices: turn on the light or stay in the dark.  Whichever one you choose determines how your life plays out.  I surround myself with people who are spiritually grounded, open minded, non-judgmental, and accept others even when they don’t understand their life choices.  I am no longer in the constant drama of emotional vampires sucking the life from me.  So, when I witness the drowning, suffocation, disgust and sickness of a place like this “mega store,” I am quickly reminded that I need to continue sending love and light to others that are not in my immediate circle.   Even if it is through a glance, a smile or a kind word…you just never know what it can spark.

It is always easier to love and accept those who are in our soul groups.  The challenge lies in remaining a light source for those who can and will bring us down.  But, we DO HAVE a choice.  We can continue being the candle or the mirror reflecting positive vibes.  I choose to be this over and over.  I don’t like feeling like crap, negative, or depress.  I want to embody the Divine in everything and through every person.  Have a beautiful Sunday.  Continue keeping that flame burning for you and others.  Love and light…Millie


10 thoughts on “Spreading Light

  1. Melanie

    I can so relate. Love the lesson. I could tell stories for a couple of hours regarding mine and David’s experiences in this mega store. It’s a trip, for sure. Interesting to see it from your point of view!

  2. I have found that for a lot of people it is because they have not had many people around them that shed the light so they can feel it. They have not come to know themselves and know that they have a choice not to stay in the dark. I walk around in there and smile at everyone… and start conversations.. it freaks them out at first but then it starts to spread and they speak to someone or smile etc. My favorite quotes about this subject. “here are two kinds of light – the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures. ~James Thurber The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light. ~Felix Adler

  3. Thank you for this post. I recently experienced a form of “adult bullying” and have had a rough time with it until realizing… it wasn’t me. This “person” is in a place of darkness and is choosing to live in it. We all have to choose, and I also choose to be around those whose soul is a happy place. Darkness just eats away any chance of happiness. Again, thanks so much for this article and have a great Sunday.

  4. Ron Buckner

    The closer you are to God the more your eyes are opened to the Spritual world we live in…The difference between the darkness and the Light become so apparent… Complete and Total opposites….I’m glad the Light is Strong within You…

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