‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.’
– Martin Luther King Jr. –
On the 22/23rd July, the entire world experienced its third and final ‘SuperMoon‘ of this year, which is what you can see in my photo above. What always fascinates me about full moons, is the fact that the only reason we can see them fully, in the pitch black darkness of night, is because the sun’s light is shining upon it, to light it up. Without the sun and light, we would not be able to see the moon at all.
Last night Darren and I watched a great movie about witches (or castors as they are referred to in the film) called Beautiful Creatures. It’s about a castor (witch) who falls in love with a ‘mortal’ (human being without castor powers). Lena has had a curse laid on her, that means that when she turns 16 her fate will be decided for her and she will turn towards the light or the dark, without a choice. Many of the rest of her family, including her mother (played by the fantastic Emma Thompson) and her cousin have been forced to the dark side.
And in the months running up to her sweet 16th birthday Lena dedicates her time to reading up on how she can lift the curse.
The film is a fantastic metaphor for how the ego (dark side) and emotion can take over us sometimes, and eclipse the light. It also demonstrates that we are all capable of overcoming and transcending the dark side in order to allow our true nature to shine.
The light is our truth, the light is love, the light is loving kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others.
Of course we all have tricky days when the dark side appears. We all have times when we allow our emotions to get the better of us and cloud our judgement.
However, it is only when we choose the light and allow it to shine and illuminate us and all that surrounds us in life that we can live in truth and love. The dark cannot exist when you shine a light on it, and it is the same with our ego. It cannot exist when we follow our truth and live our lives from a place of love.
So, the thought for today is this, are you choosing the light in your life over the dark? And if not, could you start to shine your light a little more than you are at the moment? How would you need to change your thoughts, feelings and actions in order to bring more light to your life?
Sending you love, hugs and light,
Kat x x x
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