Reflections: Embrace the Light…
Candle Flame by Morhardt Carmen Mencita Monoi Angel
sun has been shining through
the window screens today
warming our souls and bodies
counting this day as a new gift
thanking life for this blessing
measuring this passing day
with some gentle smiles
angel wings will fly them over
To lighten up at your place
a hazy blue candle flame flickering
through the thickening night! via poemhunter.com
There is always something beautiful and centering about the flickering flame of a lit candle. It pulls us inwards and helps us connect with that powerful source of divine, supreme energy known by many different names; God, shakti, life force… No matter what our day will turn out to be, we can choose to remain expectant that it will glow and flicker brightly like a flame, pulling in only what is needed to guide us and fulfill our day.
“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” Buddha
Hugging is good medicine. It transfers energy,
and gives the person hugged an emotional boost.
You need four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth.
A hug makes you feel good. Grannymoon
If there is anything that gives comfort to the human heart, it is the warm hug we receive with love from another soul. Just like the flame draws us closer, the healing hug of a caring fellow human being, can transport us from a place of pain to a place of deep peace. It is a simple gesture of love and requires nothing from us but our freewill to connect. As Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī would say, “Does the sun need the light of a candle? God needs nothing from us.” Starting today, Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī , known affectionately as Amma the hugging saint, will visit Manhattan, at the Jacob Javits Center, for three days offering teachings and free hugs to all who need one. Have you had your hug today? More below…
“There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.” Robert Alden
A Candles Flame by Ray Hansell via poemhunter.com
A candle flame lights the night
Like the sun lights the day
The peacefulness of a flame
Can chase the loneliness away
A candle flame can be a light of hope
As the flickering from the flame
Can calm an excited soul
In church you can light a candle in God’s name
It can burn eternal on a grave
It can help someone find their way
It can light a darkened world
It can bring hope to a new day
When I’m feeling listless or scattered, the flame of a candle reframes my focus, pulling inwards to a place of steadiness and calm… It is from that place that all other actions then take place, with clarity and calm. May your day be rich with blessings and clarity.
What about you? What are your thoughts? Are there ways you help yourself shift focus? What draws you to the light? What do you do to gain clarity? What lessons about the light has your life taught you? Do share! Thank you. 😉
*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… Thank you all for your patience! 🙂
Positive Motivation Tip: May the light we embrace, kindle the flame of our heart… and burn brightly with love and clarity.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection