A spark from the not yet risen sun sends out strands of light to wake up our side of the world. I paddle out in admiration. For that ball of warmth that brings everything to life, begins each day as just a faint glow below the horizon.
As I sit, the circle of energy rises out of the Earth. At this point- only partially exposed, but powerful beyond measure. As if the spark has been given oxygen to grow, it rises to share its gift. A contagious act. The spark in me sees the light and catches flame. I feel the fire of passion expanding inside of me. I must share it and breathe into it. For it is in the sharing of light that the sun expresses itself completely. It is in the sharing that the sun finds the highest peak in the sky. It is through the sharing that the sun finds its purpose. It is through the sharing that it projects to the moon and back to us. A magnificent wonder, and to think- it started as a faint radiance just below the horizon.
There is a spark in each of us. Whether it is just below the horizon, or at its highest peak, it has ignited in you and can never be fully extinguished. Its request is to brighten your entire being and all of your days. It wants to grow- from a small spark, to beams of passion, to the most powerful nurturing thing in your universe. It delights to showcase your gifts, purposes, and value. So let it rise…
Let it rise, and even in the dark it will shine. For just as the sun reflects itself into the night sky, onto the moon, and back to us, your light is always there- within you, for you. Shine on.