I have mentioned in many of my posts the idea that each of us has our own Soul Beacon. This is a concept that came to me organically during a moment of extreme illness. It was a vision and even more so, a “knowing,” that I felt soon after my first near death experience. I was in a “stripped down state,” mentally, physically and most certainly spiritually. I felt raw and exposed. But, in this vulnerable state of being, I opened myself up to being completely vulnerable. I felt as connected and observant as a child when discovering something new in their environment. I became aware of the flow of energy between people.
I started to notice that energy exchanges could be both positive and negative; they could either lift one up or drain them entirely. This was not just a feeling; I actually visually experienced this phenomenon. That insight gave me an intuitive knowledge of human interactions that I hold to this day. When people exchanged laughter or encouraging words, streams of soothing, white strands of light would connect the interacting parties. I saw this as a “recharging of the soul.” It was pure energy, being given and being received.
Conversely, when an exchange was less then pleasant or supportive, there wasn’t a free-flowing exchange of energy. The flow would become heavily one-sided, with one party literally “sucking the life” out of another. This would show itself in forms of jealousy, fear, anger, insecurity, and dominance.
I had a clear vision of a beacon of light. I saw that each of us is born with a cache of energy. But just like any form of energy, if it is not recharged (refueled), it will deplete. And when our energy sources are low, we experience depression, illness, sadness, despair, fatigue, hopelessness, and diminishing spirituality. Most people respond to this feeling by hoarding the small amount of energy they have left. We don’t share this energy out of fear of running on empty. But in that hospital room, I discovered the key to unlocking a never-ending supply of energy. The key is…
You have to give your energy away in order to receive more for yourself.
Give it away?! Yep. This is where the concept of a Soul Beacon comes in. Imagine a lighthouse. The night is foggy and therefore the beacon’s light source barely reaches beyond its own standing. Now translate that to the situation I spoke of above. You’re feeling “foggy” and out of sorts, so you only shine your light source on yourself. You keep your depleting energy close at hand and do not include anyone else in your circle of light. Eventually, that circle of light will get smaller and smaller until its hardly providing any energy source for you to face the world. This is the moment when many want to curl up in a ball and tell the world to go away.
This is when you need to stretch your final energy source far and wide; to imagine that Soul Beacon, seated in the center of your body, stretching its fingers of light to illuminate others paths. Because this is what happens when you do: that light shines on someone else in need; the receiver is then recharged from this positive exchange and shines their light back onto you. You will feel your inner beacon growing in strength. With each positive interaction, the foggy veil of sadness and fear will lift. You will start to have energy to take that next step, and then another. And the best part is, while you’re recharging your own energy source, you are also giving that gift to someone else!
Who are you going to illuminate today?
How can you reach out in order to replenish your own light source?
What choices can you make today from a place of compassion and faith whether than from fear and insecurity?
How can you shine your Soul Beacon from heart to heart?
Read the story I wrote of a young girl and an old sage in: It All Began With A Beacon of Hope (click link)
Please share your stories and experiences!