You are the light of the world

Theory

We already talked about how the Lord designed us so that His Light and Love fill our heart and how it spills over and flows into every heart around us. We also talked about how this flowing out is blocked by our I/Thou barrier. Our kingdom of self - our own self will - is the blockage.

Let me say that again. Your Light is hidden away from the people around you because it is covered over and hidden away by your Self. Let me say that again. The Lord's Love cannot flow into your heart because it is blocked by your own Self.

If we abdicate our position as lord of our Self , and allow the Lord to be our King, the barriers will go down, and His Light and Love and Healing will flow out. Our charter from the Lord is to be the Light of the world. The Lord's plan is for your Light and Healing to flow out to everyone around you. Impossible you say!? No. Not impossible. This is the Lord's plan for every one of His children.

If the Spirit of the Lord is in me, and the Spirit of the Lord is in you, we are one Spirit. Christ in me is the same Christ that is in you. Kabir says the Spirit in me moves in you.

Practice

Get in the presence of God. Open your spirit to Him. Pray that the Christ in you blesses the Christ in your relationships. Pray that the Christ that flows out of you flows out of the heart of your friend. Pay close attention to the Will of the Lord. Allow the healing will of the Lord [His will - not yours!] to flow through you. See if you can detect the presence of the Lord in your friend's heart. If you journal, write it down.

Foundation

John 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

John 8:12 I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

John 9:5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Matthew 5:14-15 You are the light of the world... Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.


Footnotes

Here's the unexpurgated Kabir poem..

Why should the Lord and I ever want to part?
Just as the water lily lives floating on water,
We live as the Great one and the little one.
Just as the owl watches the moon all night,
We live as The Great one and the little one.
This love between us goes back to the first human.
it cannot be annihilated.
Just as the river gives itself into the ocean,
His Spirit in me moves in you.