A few weeks ago I felt the world upon my shoulders. With a burdened heart and sadness on my face, I walked down a public corridor. My footsteps were heavy and my posture coiled as I plodded along. From an adjacent hall bounced a vibrant maiden. Light on her feet, her gait was airy and sure. Her aura twinkled like a sparkler on the 4th of July. Her smile was so bright it lit the hallway. She passed me on her merry way. Her light was contagious.
I felt my spine straighten, and my face muscles relax into a smile. Without a word or a glance her vibrant light, fueled my tiny embers of light, which ignited into remembrance of my power to switch on my own light. Even in the darkness of heavy situations, I can choose light and grace over darkness and hostility.
“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” Rumi
On this November full moon, we Moon Mothers dedicated our ceremony to Lakshmi, Goddess of abundant light and prosperity. We shared our light as we each spoke of our own brilliant gifts. We fed our sister’s soul-flame by acknowledging her brilliance and divine strengths. On a dark bluff top, lit by a small center flame, our ritual became a visceral festival of lights. Sincerely spoken words of acknowledgement and recognition polished the soul-light of the women so brightly, it could have been seen by google maps.
Lakshmi’s blessing of abundance was delivered, in both divine wealth and material richness. Thank you, Michelle, for opening your sacred beach home for our gathering. Thank you, Mary Baxter, for the delicious dinner. Thank you, Eva Derksen for the delicate handcrafted Goddesses. Thank you beautiful Moon Mothers, for showing up so brightly and sharing your light.
May your light be kindled through darkness.
May you be the power source to arouse the luminescence in others.