A quick recap on last month’s challenge, the Words that Shine experience asked you to check out your own ‘Living Envelope’. How did you go? I found that once I had unlocked the concept of the living envelope I realised the multifold approach applies to all aspects of life.
This month’s Words that Shine Experience is about the comparative shades of light and darkness and the way we interact within the full spectrum. There are many sayings about clouds of darkness such as the cloud with a silver lining, or head in the clouds or a dark cloud hanging over someone.
Recently I had the privilege of seeing the most exquisite cloud formation and the subsequent crepuscular sunrays that transpired. This stunningly amazing feature developed and unfolded before my very eyes. There were dark clouds on the horizon with the early morning sun behind them and as the beauty displayed itself so did nature’s teachings come to me yet again. I had also noticed the cloud was shaped in a similar way to the rock just in front of me and although it had no direct bearing on the cloud it did influence how I perceived the whole picture.
The cloud had shielded the glare of the early morning sun and when the timing was right not only did the sun shine forth but it showed beams of focussed light as well as diffused light. It filled my mind and being with exciting new understanding. Sometimes we think there is a dark cloud hanging over us and things in our life are not going according to plan. And to be honest there are many aspects of life that are unjust. It is in these times that you feel the darkness or shades of darkness. But maybe the cloud is protecting and shielding you from the searing pain allowing you time to heal, grow and develop. When you do shine again you may shine quite differently. It will be unique to you.
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The Words that Shine challenge this month is to enhance your living envelope with the knowledge that sometimes we need shades of protection to heal and grow. Think of the times that you have felt a cloud over your life and the subsequent growth and maturity that came from it. Now think of how your light shone out not only for yourself but as an inspiration to others.
Next part of the challenge is to appreciate those times of shade, live inside the moment and do not lose that time. When the time is right, live your light with the freshness of renewed strength.
Living life with passion
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