Endigar 616 ~ Hold Your Face to the Light

From the Daily Reflections of November 23;

Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the Light, even though for the moment you do not see.  (As Bill Sees It, page 3)

One Sunday in October, during my morning meditation, I glanced out the window at the ash tree in our front yard. At once I was overwhelmed by its magnificent, golden color! As I stared in awe at God’s work of art, the leaves began to fall and, within minutes, the branches were bare. Sadness came over me as I thought of the winter months ahead, but just as I was reflecting on autumn’s annual process, God’s message came through. Like the trees, stripped of their leaves in the fall, sprout new blossoms in the spring, I had had my compulsive, selfish ways removed by God in order for me to blossom into a sober, joyful member of A.A. Thank you, God, for the changing seasons and for my ever-changing life.





There is a danger looking directly into the light of the Sun, or so I’ve heard. The brighter the light, the greater the risk that a direct gaze will damage my eyesight.  These mortal eyes are adapted to looking at the effects of light.  I see color and movement and the unfolding of life as light strikes and reflects from my surroundings.

The spiritual Universe comes from the infinity within and shines on all I look at.  In this case, if I desire to look directly into this light, I must focus on the reflection provided to me by a mirror.  I must know me, and the light that comes from within.  Getting to know God is also a journey of becoming familiar with the brightest version of mySelf.

Maybe the ability to look directly into the light requires the blinding of my mortal eyes, the stripping of the leaves of known beauty, so that the seasons bring a truer version of the Tree.  Infinite One, open my immoral eyes.

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