It’s that time of year. The shadows are long. The sun creeps along the southern part of the sky. The hours of daylight are minimal and, if you’re like me, you long for “extra” hours of sleep, candles, friends, blankets and chocolate.
In Reiki, we often sign our correspondence, “With love and light.” We offer the universe’s gifts to those we interact with. What light are we offering? Is it sunlight? Certainly, in our human existence many of us are energized by a sunny day or rooms filled with natural or artificial light. Currently, I’m enjoying the natural light that comes through a newly cleaned window with the screen removed. The outside scene seems brighter and more appealing. My gaze often wanders that way as if the answer to all my questions lie there in the light of nature.
However, there are many days, especially here in the Midwest, that are filled with gray skies. This time of year we have just over 9 hours of daylight. Does that mean that we don’t have light that day or night? That our existence is gray too? No, the light we refer to in Reiki is the light of our souls. It is the light of the universe.
As we face these days of less external light, seek out and nurture the light of your soul, the light of the universe. Access it in whatever way you can; with nourishing food, uplifting conversation, vigorous exercise, quiet meditation, abundant kindness, a smile for a stranger, beautiful surroundings, the light of a candle, the gentleness of Reiki.
There are many things that you can do to connect with the light of the universe. What ways resonant for you?