Breathing Into The Sun

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Since the darkest of nights
the sun has not shone
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overcast days
for overcast hearts
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when at last the pale shroud lifts
that first ray of hope pierces the sky
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as sifting through the ash
a glowing coal resurrected
from the bon fire of surrender
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the sun emerges embryonic
from the womb of the earth
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breathe into the spark
of one’s own inner sun
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kindle this ember
coax it to waken
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breath after breath
it burns brighter and brighter
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breath after breath
it burns brighter and brighter

Finding your Light

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Yesterday I found my Light!  Actually, I found the flashlight on my iPhone.  I stumbled upon it quite by accident, and was quite delighted by the discovery.  It strikes me that this can serve as a rather playful metaphor for finding one’s inner light.

I’ve had the phone for months and was perhaps informed that it had a flashlight, but I never thought about it and never looked for it.  Had I known how to access it, it would have come in handy on many dark occasions.   Finding the hidden screen that enables me to access it came as a minor revelation.  I was elated to turn it on.

I’ve had my inner light my entire life, and have been informed in various ways that I possessed such a light, but there have been times and phases in my life that I didn’t think about it or neglected to look for it.  Had I known how, or thought to access it, how many of my dark moods and experiences could have been lifted? Learning simple spiritual technologies to access my inner light have been revelations.  Turning inward and accessing it can shift me from despair to elation.

Now, if I could find the hidden screen on my iPhone that would teleport me somewhere, say California, for example….