Friday, February 20, 2009

The Light Will Come

It's easy to fall into fear and despair regarding the depressing economic news, but it's important to remember that spiritual principle transcends all that. God's laws are higher than economic laws, and God never goes into a recession.
Marianne Williamson

Fear is an illusion. Our craziness, paranoia, anxiety, and trauma are literally all imagined. That is not to say they don't exist for us as human beings. They do. But our fear is not our ultimate reality, and it does not replace the truth of who we really are.
—Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. (unknown)

One of my favorite songs by singer, songwriter, Michael McLean states...hold on the light will come...

As we are stumbling through the darkness we must hold onto the surety that we are loved and that we are so much more than our problems and concerns...everything is a test...some days the test is a piece of cake...other days, not so much. The key is to take the trials and learn from them and move on...there is ALWAYS "a light at the end of the tunnel"

I find that when I close in on myself and stay in the dark...my spirit shrinks. When I choose to open the windows of my soul, express joy and love...my spirit expands and soars!

My plan for the weekend is to "get out" of the house, so to speak and expand my spirit in whatever way is presented.

We live in uncertain times...we have trials and troubles...joy and happiness still abound, sometimes we have to dig a little deeper to experience Life to its fullest!

I saw a card recently that basically had someone jumping for joy and it said "Any day above the ground is a GOOD day!

My soul longs for the sea...a walk along the shore casting troubles out with the waves...yep...maybe this stinking cough will go out to sea as well. May each of you feel loved, feel joy and have a most wonderful weekend. God has created a beautiful world for us and for this I am deeply grateful!!!


(photos were taken by me on various trips to the Florida and South Carolina coasts)

7 comments:

curlywurlygurly said...

i'm taking a class tomorrow to broaden my horizons and shine some 'light' into an area i'm not that familiar with.

you're such an uplifting blogger (unlike some of us who just complain about wayward chin hairs.)

Rosezilla said...

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. ...one of my favorite verses.

Anita said...

I had no idea you were such a talented photographer! I love the pictures.

GrandmaKathleen said...

Good morning Connie, Enjoy your day outdoors and I do hope your cold goes out to sea.
Your posting this morning was uplifting and made me think, "It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness"
I love the card inscription,
"Any day above the ground is a GOOD day!" Amen

Hayden Tompkins said...

Wow, your pictures are beautiful! Thanks for so perfectly 'illustrating' your point. :)

Jayne said...

I love Marianne Williamson! She says what we're all thinking but in a better (or cooler) way. What would we do without our favorite authors and the way they make us think???

I too like that quote about the cracks and the light and am going to look it up.

About the light and the blahs, it just occurred to me that storms never last...clouds and rain and tempests never last. The sun always shines again. It's nature's way. Hold on...the light's coming.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Thanks for this.

It reminds me of the dark time right after 9/11. My father had just died too. And I remember looking up in the sky and thinking that no matter what happens, we'll still have beauty.