Our Spiritual Light
We have a great power within.
Our Spiritual Light
It's a few minutes before midnight on the eve of the resurrection. It is the Orthodox Liturgy. The lights in the church go out. There is darkness. The darkness of ignorance, of sleep, of the moment before creation, before the coming of the light.
And, suddenly, there it is. The Self-Creating Light which manifests itself out of the darkness, out of the unmanifest. It comes forth shining alone in the darkness. From emptiness has come forth the ONE, the absolute.
And the miracle, the mystery happens. Creation takes place. The one becomes two and four, eight, sixteen as the parishioners come to light their candles from the one light held by the priest, and soon the church is illuminescent with hundreds of flames, all which have come from, and are one in the same with the original self-igniting Flame, which came from behind the altar. No matter how many flames are lit from that one flame, it is never diminished in any way, it remains as its own original self. It the same way, all of creation comes forth from the one God, who is not diminished in any way, just as eternity is never depleted no matter how much time passes.
The same flame, the same life essence, the same divine power exists in all the flames. They are candles of various sizes, colors and forms, with various types of decorations, but they all contain the same flame. They have all come from the same source and are sustained by the same power, the power of the Original Flame, the Logos (the Word).
In the same way each of us is a part of that spiritual essence now existing in the many forms of beings occupying the earth. We seem different on the outside. We have differences of appearance, size, color, religion, beliefs, nationalities, characters, social class etc. But these are of little significance in relationship to our flame, our light, our spiritual consciousness, which is our basic reality.
If we try to put two candles together and make them become one, it is impossible. Two objects can not occupy the same space at the same time. But if we tilt one towards the other, their flames can become one flame. Our bodies and characters can never find perfect and lasting unity, but our spirits, our inner consciousness can.
We can, and must, become one in spirit. All these separate flames must once again become unified into one Universal Flame.
That is reunion with the Divine can be manifested by unifying spiritually with all of its expressions through love. -----------------------article ends-----------------------
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About the Author
Robert Elias Najemy who is the author of 20 books which have sold over 100,000 copies. He is the founder and has been the director of the Center for Harmonious Living in Athens, Greece for the last 26 years. The center has a membership of 3000 clients and 600 students. He has lectured over 25,000 hours and has worked with around 20,000 persons through personal appointments, classes and seminars. He has produced over 500 cassettes and videocassettes with an abundance of information or human harmony. He is not a psychologist, nor a doctor but rather a chemical engineer who gave up his profession 35 years ago in order to study human nature and all aspects of human health, happiness, harmony and spiritual development. He has a certificate in Counseling from the Counseling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (UK) and certificates as a practitioner of three forms of Energy Psychology; specifically Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Tapas Acupuncture Techniques (TAT) and Thought Field Therapy (TFT). Robert has developed a six-year self-knowledge seminar which is taught at his school and has also been recorded on 200 acoustic and videocassettes and is thus available in other cities. He has trained more than 250 life coaches, 50 of whom now work with him in Athens, Greece and other affiliated centers around Greece and Cyprus. His site is www.HolisticHarmony.com