Life of Light Among the Darkness

You’re awakening. You’re seeing things from a different perspective. You’re becoming more aware that things are not as they appear. You are growing and changing living a life of light among the darkness. As those closest to you are viewing recent changes in you, they try to be supportive, tolerating your expansion, hoping you’re just going through a phase.

Nonetheless, you persist. You continue to evolve and expand, and as you do, you are having less and less in common with those who previously were tethered to you. As they witness your transformation, they may try to “save you” from evolving too far away from your former you.

The person you were before was more like them, embroiled in the darkness. Now you are a child of the light, and your light is shining ever brighter. What fellowship can light have with darkness?

As you continue along your journey, you end up being further away from the vibratory state of those who are dependent upon the darkness for their sense of security in leading a “normal” life. They prefer to engage in the socially acceptable lifestyles which they have been programmed to align themselves with. You, on the other hand, are experiencing a growing desire to do other things, exploring other interests and activities which wouldn’t interest anyone who resides in darkness in the least.

Freaking Out

Those you were tethered to (and still may be deeply connected to) do not want to see you go, and they may express themselves in various ways. They may have played along, feigning interest or support, then, one day, they crack. They just can’t take it anymore, and they strike out at you. Their freaking out can be very unpleasant, potentially abusive, or be fueled in self-righteous anger as they are seeing you as the freak.

Even on your best day, such an entanglement can be difficult and can hurt your feelings as you now see your former friend as he or she really is. This can be heartbreaking and make you feel alienated or rejected by those whom you thought loved you for who you are, no matter what. Alienation does not serve you.

Some people may be resilient enough to support you as you grow as they choose to remain living their lives in a lower vibration. Even so, you feel yourself drifting away from them because they’ve become accustomed to, even love the darkness and cannot understand that which they are unable to see of the light.

The more enlightened you become the less you and your friends who remain in lower vibrations have in common.

Love Them

Those who live in the darkness may associate negative thoughts and feelings about the distance growing between you. You cannot blame them for the way they are. No one knows better than you because you, too, were once among the darkness.

Have compassion for them. Negative thoughts and feelings have no place in the light. Keep your heart pure. Remember their intention is good even though their execution may falter. They cannot understand what they cannot understand.

Love and bless them. They are doing the best they can with what they have, as are you. Love can build a bridge and your love may encourage them to see the possibilities which exist beyond the darkness.

Respect and honor every individual. Do not be afraid to meet them where they are at. You cannot change anyone, only they can change themselves when they are ready, just like you have.

There is no need to argue, debate, or have any conflict regarding differing ideas. Allow everyone and everything to be who or what they are, for all is perfection in the eyes of God.

Honor the sanctity in all things and remember that there exists only truth. All thoughts, fears, ideas, and dreams exist in the truth continuum and are subject to change at any moment in time.

Your responsibility is to you. Focus on you and your own path, stay true to you and do not alienate those who dare to not reject you. Greet them in love, with compassion, understanding, and do not judge. For no man is better than any other man, we are all doing the best we can.

Alienation Does Not Serve You

No need to alienate your friends just because you no longer see eye-to-eye about some things. You may no longer desire to engage in particular activities which no longer resonate with you but you don’t have to run away and hide. Alienation does not serve you nor the greater good.

There may have been a time when finding socially acceptable ways to wile away the hours with meaningless activities such as watching the TV, shopping for designer items, frequenting bars and clubs, rushing to keep up with the Joneses, engaging in mind-numbing activities.

Now that your conscious is expanding outside the box of social structure you will find yourself less interested in all the drama of life. You find it more difficult to engage in conversations about what is wrong with the world, how exciting sports can be, how to improve on your personal appearance, comparing yourself with others, pointing out others’ shortcomings.

You are no longer interested in talking about what the current fads are, what’s the next item you must buy to make you feel better. Gossiping or stalking the lives of others whether they be neighbors or celebrities no longer interests you.

Even so, there’s no reason to cut yourself out of social interaction altogether. Even though there is a noticeable and apparent demarcation between a life of light and that of darkness does not mean you have to resign yourself to a solitary existence.

St Paul set forth the best example when he asserted that his approach was to attempt to relate to all peoples to “become all things to all men.” If he was talking to a Jew, he would relate to him like a Jew. He would adopt the same respect and honor, as if he were one of them, whatever their profession or station in life, whether they be attorneys, law enforcement officials, broken, or homeless. He saw himself as a servant to all men, equal to but never better than whoever he was in the presence of. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

When in the presence of someone who remains in the dark, you are honored to see him or her as your equal. You are no better because you choose to live in the light than anyone who chooses to remain in the darkness.

You are not threatened by any assertion by someone who is in the dark for you honor their right to believe whatever it is that they believe. You don’t take it personally if they accuse you of being or doing something wrong. There is no reason to argue or debate because you know that he or she has the same right to their truth as you do yours.

Besides, all truth is truth, no matter where it resides within the truth continuum.

So, even if someone’s truth does not resonate with you, you honor their truth as being true, and bless them for believing in something, for even to believe in nothing is a valid truth for some.

You might long to share your findings and new ideas with those within or on the fringes of your special network, but you have such a great deal of respect for them and their beliefs, that you may have to squelch your ideas, conversations, or presentations, so as not to offend them.

You can live “in the world” and not have to be “of the world,” honoring those who are, thereby leveling the playing field and having no negative impact on others. From life in the light, no one is broken, needs fixing, or is ever wrong.

People who live in the darkness live in fear and cannot handle too much in the form of new ideas, they can get violently upset at having their beliefs challenged, so don’t do it. Being gentle, loving, and empathetic is the order of the day when associating with them. It’s the least you can do, because wouldn’t you want to be treated that way?