By James Anthony Curtis
What makes a beautiful sunset? What sets it apart in our heart as something so captivating we are in awe at the majesty, brilliance of what we feel in the experience?
For me there is a deepness of contrast, the feeling of connection in this depth of opposites. There is a vastness within me, yet smallness, a preciousness, like I’ve caught a glimpse of something so wonderful, mysterious, almost like looking behind the curtain to see God.
When I experience a beautiful sunset, not only are there brilliant, radiant rays, tones and colors, but dark parts as well to bring forth the light, tones, in their magnificence.
Without those parts, the beauty that comes forth would have no contrast, nothing to shroud the light in its glory, no veil to humble the heart.
This morning I felt uninspired, dark, gloomy, and as I read the sacred texts I didn’t expel the veil of darkness, but embraced it, allowed it to augment the light, glory shining forth.
Our darkness is not something to cast aside so readily, but is provoking deeper healing, insight, the fertile ground upon which the roots of our heart may grow deep in love.
The dark parts are giving us the necessary contrast, to see, feel, those places in need of attention, love and healing.
Today may we embrace our contrast, the depth we are being offered, in the glory of light, the tones that set upon us.
May we come to our inner chambers, the doors of the heart, offering entrance to all that we feel, for the healing, loving, and ascension of our souls.
May we gaze at God in wonder, awe, for this mystery that has shrouded us, to bring forth our highest destiny, to claim our birthright, our inheritance, as children of heaven, the kingdom within, to be the ones we have been seeking, waiting for, the ones we already are.