for many of us imagining that we are tiny is not a problem - there are times when it has been hard for me to imagine i was anything other than insignificant- but if you could just play with the idea of being a tiny bead of light for a moment it would be great
Look out beyond yourself into the darkness around you... out there are other beads of light you might know their names or just be able to feel them - friends, family, mentors
Some of them might be bigger or smaller, some of them might be brighter...
Imagine that you as a bead of light are connected to those other beads...
those connections might seem faint or strong, just see if you can see them, start to follow them with your eye, see where they reach, see if you can see where some end and see where others disappear off into the darkness.
Now see if you can notice your light
I want you to think about something that you have recently experienced that might have been difficult, an argument, a loss, a scary experience, notice what that does to your light.
Then thing about something good you experienced, it may be a physical experience like having your feet in the ocean, smelling your favourite perfume being held lovingly or it may be something successful you have completed, something you are building what does that do to your light
While you are experiencing that look out along the web of connection and see what that does can you see how your good experience lights up along your web.
Can you see how people are nourished the web is strenghtened when you are doing things tht light you up?
Can you see how holding up the web, is done by transmission of light.
When we have a difficult experience we are able to use the web and our connection to others to move through the hard stuff and our responsibility is to strengthen the web with the things that nourish us.
For me it might be painting, oraying, walking on the beach hanging with my girls, for you it might be dancing or cooking or writing or gardening
WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WEB, for feeding ourselves and the connections we have by doing what we love. Deny ourselves and we deny the web. Rob ourselves of the experience of tending lovingly to ourselves and we rob everyone. It is there for us to lean on when we need it and it is also our job to charge it up as much as we can.
Love ourselves and the world benefits. Go strengthen the web My light needs your light.