Christmas and Hanukah celebrate light: Jesus, the light of the world, and the Hanukah, the eternal light in the holy temple.
What does this light mean to us? It is the light of our spirit, the sustaining force that gives us each the illumination and power to clear the darkness within, to light up the path and kindle the energy (fire) to power us through.
When we are anxious, fearful and tense our world is dark. We crouch down in a corner, afraid. This often happens before or during a test: we constantly think, “How will I get through this? I’ll never make it.” In such moments we can’t see our own light.
But remember the expression, “the light at the end of the tunnel”? Light is always here. Put your focus on that. Remember also that you have come through difficult, dark, challenging times before. That strength, courage and determination you had before have not left you. They are shining bright within you.
Close your eyes and see the light inside of you. See it spreading and creating a circle that encompasses you and any test you are facing. See yourself, in the light, facing the test with strength and resolve.
Now, open your eyes, and see it with open eyes. Take action.