We be the light
Welcome to the We Be the Light blog.
Perhaps one day, I’ll have a fancy, official name for it but for now, this is where we are!
I thank you for journeying with me as I grow in this Light. Together we’ll be learning what it means to *be* Light in the world and the ways we can show up as Light in our own lives.
Now would be a good time to make clear my source of light. “I be the Light as Christs’ light shines within me…" - Trinity (full poem)
While my own faith leads me to rest in and seek guidance from the teachings of Christ, the principles explored here are not merely a product of religion. Light is all around and is ever present - whether explained by the John (the Disciple), "The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it” or as a fundamental law of nature, light is and will always be…
I believe Light does three basic things (although the possibilities are endless):
Light...warms, providing a safe space.
Light...exposes blind spots and drives out shadows.
Light...is a lamp on the path leading us to a brighter future.
My goal is to make this space, and everywhere I am, a safe space for light to reflect and grow. While you’re here, I encourage you to allow the Light to expose your blind spots and drive out shadows – the fears, biases, the shame, guilt – that may be lingering in the corners of your mind.
Consider perspectives you've never considered. Share in experiences that may not be your own. There is so much to learn, and unlearn, about our human, cultural, generational and individual experiences.
It’s so easy to feel lost and overwhelmed by all the darkness that is present in the world. Often, this overwhelm causes us to become paralyzed.
“And this is part of the human condition: to feel ignorant, to feel confused, to feel lost, to feel there is nothing I can do. And as long as we cling to those feelings, we will be ignorant, lost, and have nothing to do. But as soon as we can say, “That just comes with the territory of being human, welcome to the human race,” then we start to get liberated from those paralyzing emotions. And there are things we can do, many things within three feet or so. Or maybe for some of us five feet, ten feet, twenty feet, a mile. Your radius expands as you walk this walk, it seems to me, with the help of other people.” – Parker Palmer with Krista Tippett, On Being Podcast
Through this weekly letter, we will learn ways to impact the world beginning with our immediate radius. We will be together, in all our humanness, creating the safe space that will help us do the work required to carry us into the future of our best and brightest imaginations.