When writing of spiritual development, it helps to find simple analogies to give perspective to deeper esoteric principals. With that in mind, I ask you to please consider the humble light bulb.
In essence there are two forms working together.
The physical structure that gives it a real-world presence and the energetic component of light.
An outer shell – and an inner life force. Sound familiar?
Let’s explore the concept further. In the beginning there was only one design of light bulb. As society has advanced in technology and scope, newer designs are now available and are proving to be advantageous. (Whether they direct light in a more efficient way, are more economical to run, or simply last longer.) The light bulb as a physical structure is continuing to evolve and grow for our betterment.
But a light bulb by itself serves no purpose. It only provides benefit when it comes to life. When a light bulb is filled with light, it can radiate its energy to the world around it. For this to happen, the bulb first needs to connect with something greater than itself. It uses the electricity grid to reach a source of power.
Now let’s bring this comparison full circle – human beings and spirit. Our bodies are the outer shell and our life force radiates to the world around us. We are here to make the world a better place, but can do so in our own unique ways.
Some, with a great connection to the source may stand tall and shine brightly, lighting the lives of many. While others may spend their time exploring the deep shadows and focus their light on the path of someone who really needs a hand.
We all have physical bodies, of varied design and stage of evolution. We all have a life force, or energy, that we use to direct our efforts. Understanding they are two distinctively different forms’ working as one gives greater understanding to our time here on Earth.
We are told to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly for a healthy body. It is not as common to discuss what do to for a healthy spirit. Meditation is an ancient technique for tapping into a greater power, giving perspective to our existence, and allowing us to live each day as a light for others.
Guided meditation is the simplest way to experience these sensations, as the guide takes you through the process step by step to achieve your goals.
Do all you can for your physical health, and do all you can to shine brightly.