Consider that our true essence is light – the light of the Source of all that is. Compare our bodies to light bulbs which come in various shapes, sizes, and colours. The degrees of brightness and intensity compare to our souls.
Most of us come into life as an average 60 watt bulb, very capable of shining light and providing a significant purpose. Some of us will come in as 40 watt bulbs that struggle to shine. Then there are some who have a considerable glow, the 100 watt bulbs. Their light shines more brightly with peace, love, and joy, knowing that our true essence is Source light. How we see ourselves, and who we surround ourselves with, can impact how authentically we live our lives.
Which bulb do you most relate to?
You may have come in as a 40 watt bulb, always struggling to measure up. You would have seen a lot of negativity, difficulties, and problems. If your family consisted primarily of 100 watt bulbs, you may have been considered the black sheep. If you have been surrounded primarily by other 40 watt bulbs, you may have chosen that for yourself in order to blend in. You may occasionally witness the brightness of others but it is a harsh contrast you may tend to resist.
Perhaps you came into life as a 100 watt bulb with all the confidence of knowing who you are, and continuously strive to be all that you can be. You are positive, loving, and joyful, and would have been praised and admired as an example for others. If you are a 100 watt bulb in a family or community of 40 watt bulbs, you would have always felt out of place. You would have known that you were different but also that you could rise above your circumstances.
If you relate to a 60 watt bulb you can easily blend in with other levels of light, seeming dimmer or brighter depending on the circumstances. You can sense when you are among lower level light and might adjust your behaviour accordingly. You may also recognize brighter light and be very attracted to it, feeling more comfortable with your own essence.
There are still many more kinds of light bulbs. There are flashlights for instance, those who are very task oriented. It doesn’t matter to them that they are the Source; they are quite content just focusing on what they came here to do. Decorative and colourful bulbs are made to look beautiful for others to notice and enjoy. They help us all to realize that our beauty comes from the inside. Spotlights, whether they know themselves as Source light or not, shine on large crowds or they may even shine on the world. They share their knowledge and insight and others are naturally drawn to them.
Have you noticed in recent years that the light bulb aisle in the store has changed significantly? Now there are energy efficient bulbs that shine a more intense light. They may represent the higher level of consciousness being experienced at this time. Perhaps they represent the children of recent decades, labelled Crystal, Indigo, and Rainbow children, who came into life remembering that they are the light of the Source. They are here to show us just how much is possible.
It might be that you have related to different types of bulbs at various times in your life. Perhaps you once shone brightly but circumstances in life have acted as a dimmer switch. You may have discovered a brightness switch through an increased interest in spirituality and started growing to a higher level of awareness.
Despite possibly varying levels of brightness, when a number of light bulbs are on in a room all the light blends together demonstrating how we are truly one.
Just like any kind of light bulb, as human beings we may flicker, experience a temporary power outage, and we may even burn out. When you need to recharge, remember that stars shine brightest in the mountains, above the ocean, wherever there is less surrounding light. Take yourself to nature, or where others are experiencing greater darkness than you, so that you can realize your own light again.
When we know and nourish who we truly are, we can shine our brightest and light up the world with peace, love, and joy.
Dawn M. Gibbons
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