Jesus said I am the light of the world. Jesus also said YOU are the light of the world! Sometimes the world can be a pretty dark place. Our best defense against darkness is a strong offense with the light of God! We do not have to battle the darkness; just turn on the light!
I recently had the experience of having to be present in a pretty dark situation. The first day I suffered as I absorbed the low vibrating energy and negativity into my being. Since I am a sensitive intuitive empath, I felt it very acutely in my body. By the end of the first day, I no longer felt like myself. I was in pain, physically and emotionally. I prayed before I went to bed to be fully restored, and for the energy that was not mine to be cleared as I slept. I woke up feeling like myself again, clear, optimistic, feeling great, and full of inspired energy! Praise God!
I did my usual morning devotions and meditation and asked for God to surround me with holy angels for my second day in the negative environment. I asked to be filled with the light of God, and for that light to continuously flow into me, and to continuously flow out through me to all I came into contact with. I prayed for all the people who were in such darkness to be receptive to the light of God for their own healing and restoration.
I was amazed at the contrast in the two days! I returned home last evening still filled with the light of God and in awe of the myriad ways I saw the light uplift, heal, and transform throughout the day!
The essential lesson I learned through this experience is that we do not need to fear, we do not need to battle the darkness, and we do not need to be a passive recipient of negativity and pain. All we need to do is turn on the light! Simplify and beautify your life by arming yourself with the one thing that is more powerful and effective than anything in the world: the Light of God!
Put on the whole armor of God! Ephesians 6:10-20 describes the armor that we need to go into battle with negativity, darkness, fear, doubt, conflict, or facing any adversary or adversarial situation. We are instructed to put on the whole armor of God: gird your loins with truth, your feet with peace, put on the breastplate of right relationship with God, the shield of faith, the helmet of healing and freedom, and the sword of the Spirit.
The first thing in the arsenal against darkness is truth. Be impeccable with your thoughts and words. “Behold thou desires truth in the inward being” (Psalm 51:6). Stay in integrity, even if no one else ever knows you have been less than truthful, you will know, and it diminishes your energy as it decreases your frequency. Many people don’t realize that thoughts are real things and can either harm or heal. I am able to feel the pain of negative, hurtful thoughts. Negative or dark thoughts that are backed up with powerful intense feeling are especially damaging. Be vigilant in thought, word, and deed.
The second thing in the armor against darkness is right relationship with God. Stay in constant, conscious, connection, and communication with God. Be watchful, alert, pay attention to your thoughts, and live in spiritual intention. “Shake yourselves, laugh, and play, and your thoughts will be charged with the flame and power to burn up obstructions…let nothing keep you against the wailing wall where they still weep” (Mary Strong). Being attuned, aligned, and in remembrance of God keeps your frequency, vibration, and energy level high and strong.
Next, live in peace at all times. Forgive everyone, especially those who you would consider your enemy or the worst offenders. Do not judge, or you will be judged. Forgive yourself! Forgive everyone. See the best in yourself and in everyone you meet. Look for the spark of light, no matter how deeply it is buried. By your seeing it, their light will multiple and grow. Take the higher view of everything. The Holy Spirit always knows at least one more thing about a person than you could ever know. Everyone does the best they can, with what they know at the time. When people know better, they do better. Give everyone the benefit of the doubt, and take yourself and others lightly.
Faith is another tool in the arsenal of protection. Faith is the substance of hope, the evidence of the unseen. Have an open expectancy of good, and you will see more good! Expect a miracle, and you will see more miracles! Look for the invisible in the visible! Ask without doubting, and you will receive. I asked yesterday to be continuously filled with light and be an outflow of light, and I was! “Such is your task–to make the unseen a reality…trade in your human overcoat for the Christ garment of light” (Mary Strong).
For ultimate safety and protection, become free from the effects of the world every day by healing and setting yourself free by the power of the Holy Spirit. Clear your energy field with the light of God. Come back into balance, wholeness, and oneness with God by reconnecting with the Spirit, and allowing the light and energy of God to flow in and through your body. Connect and clear by using conscious breathing and energy practices such as qi gong, tai chi, yoga, prayer, meditation, or energy healing. You can be free by merely intending to connect with Spirit and asking the living water to cleanse, clear, and remove any blockages. You can use a simple repeated activity like using the restroom to intentionally clear your whole energy field each time you use the bathroom. Spiritual intention is powerful! Try it, it works! Anything can be made a sacred ritual by your intention. Taking a shower each day can become an inner cleansing process, as well as an outward one, by your conscious intention. “With the help of the Spirit of Christ Jesus…with full courage…Christ will be honored in my body” (Philippians 1:19-20). “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16).
Conscious breathing becomes a sacred ritual and meditation when you deliberately unite your mind with Christ’s mind. This is the yoke that is spoken of in Matthew 11:28-30. The yoke that Jesus asks you to take instead of the burdens of the world is union with him, and it is “easy and light”. Be free by constantly yoking (yoga/union) with Christ Jesus. It is easy and effortless when you are identified and united with your true higher deeper Self that is united with Christ’s infinite mind. We are multidimensional beings and part of your higher being is Christ. You are free, healed, and protected when you take on the mind, heart, body, DNA, and nature of Jesus as your very own through spiritual intention. “Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?” (2 Corinthians 13:5). “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead (unconsciousness) and Christ shall give you light” (Ephesians 5:14). “I may gain Christ and be found in him…that I may know him and the power of the resurrection” (Philippians 3:8b-10) “The Spirit of God has made me, the breath of the Almighty gives me life” (Job 33:4).
The last of the protective armor of God is the sword of truth: the word of God. The word of God is the sound, vibration, light, and energy of the words. They have the power and light to heal, deliver, set free, and be unified with Spirit. Pray unceasingly by having spirit filled words written on your heart. You can write the sacred words on your heart by meditating on the words, practicing lectio devina, or physically writing the words with spiritual intention. You can use the word of God as a sword by thinking or speaking out loud the words of Jesus. They still contain the same power, light, and energy that they did when they were first spoken from the mind of God.
“Put on the armor of light…put on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 13:12-14)
“Be aglow in the Spirit…rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer (connection with Spirit), bless those who persecute you…live in harmony…take thought for what is noble…live peaceably with all. Beloved never avenge yourself (send light to darkness and let God take care of any problem). Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good…love is the fulfilling of the law” (Romans 12:9-21; 13:8-14).
“You are the light of the world…let your light so shine before men” (Matthew 5:14,16).
You do not have to battle the darkness; just turn on the light!!!