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Dec
04

An Affirmation for the Darkness

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This is the time of year (Advent and Hanukkah) when people of certain spiritual traditions identify with “the people living in darkness awaiting the light” (see Isaiah 9, Luke 1:78-79).

Maybe you can identify? Is there any darkness in your world, any longing for the comfort of the light?

The other night, I woke too early and I could not get back to sleep. There was so much going on in my life, so much that has happened in the last year (and two), I guess I still needed to process some of it. Plus I was burning my candles on both ends. (Strange thing with me: the later I get to bed, the earlier I wake up.)

As I lay in the deep darkness of the winter night, the words that are the basis of so much of my healing work came to me: “the life-giving light of the Lord Jesus Christ shines in all the darkness, and brings complete healing, peace, and right relationships with God, self and others.”

I couldn’t stop saying it over and over in my mind. Then I started asking God to shine his life-giving light into various people’s lives, naming each one. All this brought incredible peace to me.

It really is the mantra for Advent, for Christmas. The great hope is that the light has come into the world, the light that conquers the darkness, the light that the darkness never has and never can overcome.

Light always, always banishes darkness, instantly.

So this Advent and Hanukkah season, whether it’s your spiritual tradition or not, I invite you to affirm, as often as needed, “the life-giving light of God Almighty (or Jesus Christ) shines in all the darkness, and brings complete healing, peace, and right relationships with God, self and others.”

And after the affirmation, you can add a prayer for this Light to shine into the world, through you and others, “to shine on those living in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”

Thus YOU become the light of the world as well.

And if you want more Light to shine in your life . . . if you have any darkness that needs to be banished, I invite you to check out my coaching at HealingCodesCoaching.com.

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