Ten Years of Inspiration and Light

Here we are in June of 2024. It’s hard to believe I shared my very first story on Facebook 10 years ago this month. I find it interesting that I chose to write about a vision I had during a meditation as my first offering. It was a vulnerable experience to share, but the message was so beautiful that I had to share it. I posted that story on June 25, 2014, and have been writing stories fairly consistently ever since.

At the time, I didn’t have a plan on what to write about or how often to share them. It was just an urge to share what life is teaching me in hopes it would be helpful to someone else as well. Not long after that, I began sending the stories via email to those who had attended my Family Constellations Workshops, A Course in Miracles study groups, or were past or present Spiritual Coaching clients. Ten years later, I’m still writing stories that I hope are both helpful and entertaining.

It brings me great joy to hear from a recipient when something I shared was precisely the message they needed in that moment. It’s also been a great place to hone my writing skills while learning to trust that I will be guided on what to share each week. I will admit there are weeks I have no idea what to write about, but something always emerges.

To celebrate this milestone, I’m sharing that story from June 25, 2014, below. The image I received during that meditation was powerful yet very fun and playful. It might be a little too “woo-woo” for some, but as I wrote above, the last 10 years have taught me to trust my guidance on what to share each week. I’m trusting this message will be exactly what someone needs to receive.

One more thing before we get to those three short paragraphs. In this story, I use the word God. These days, I usually choose other words to describe the Presence of Unconditional Love because I know that word can be triggering or a turn-off for some. If that’s the case for you, please exchange that word for Love, Spirit, the Universe, the Divine, or whatever works for you. 

I’m laughing at myself because my introduction is longer than the actual story! Here’s what I shared ten years ago:

I was meditating at Bridges of Wellness last Wednesday just prior to facilitating “The Mystic in You.” I had an amazing vision of rising up on a cloud to a luminescent temple in the sky. The masonry of this temple was glowing with a golden-white light. As I walked down a column-lined corridor in the expansive main chamber, I noticed angels hovering on each side watching me make my way toward the altar. It felt like I was on my way to meet God. 

​It occurred to me that this was an old belief system that my Source was somewhere outside of myself; a destination to be reached. In that moment, a brilliant burst of light emanated from my heart and all the angels began circling me. The temple was filled with light and all of the angels had huge smiles on their faces.  

I got the impression they had just played a practical joke on me. “Indeed the light is within, John, not somewhere outside of you!” As they were laughing, one by one, a similar burst of light exploded from each of their hearts. This was to remind me that we all carry that light within. When we remember this, we remember where our power truly is.

That’s it! That’s the experience I had 10 years ago. With so much division and fear swirling around the world these days, remembering our true power and the light we carry may be even more important now.

Speaking of The Light We Carry, that happens to be the title of Michelle Obama’s latest book. I haven’t read it, but I have seen it referenced more than once over the last few days. And here is that phrase again in something I wrote 10 years ago. That’s usually Spirit’s way of telling me to pay attention. There is a message here for you, John. Below are two quotes from her book that jumped out at me. 

“When we are able to recognize our own light, we become empowered to use it.”

“One light feeds another. One strong family lends strength to more. One engaged community can ignite those around it. This is the power of the light we carry.”

I would be honored to assist you in recognizing the powerful light you carry with a series of Spiritual Coaching Sessions. It would be my great joy to share some of the tools and shifts in perception that have helped me reclaim my light. Please look around my website for more information and to book a session

In the meantime, click here to enjoy a song by India Arie to help you remember the truth about yourself and the light you carry. 

The light in one awakens it in all.

A Course in Miracles ~ T-21.I.10:6

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