I woke up a year ago in Big Sur, CA and found myself face to face with this black beauty. My sister and I had gone to the Monterey Music Festival the night before and wearily galumphed to her friends house in the wee hours of the night to crash. When we arrived all was darkness, but she assured me that it was a beautiful place. I didn’t really care, I was just tired. But in the morning, I found that she was right. We were surrounded by breathtaking greenery and mountains that enveloped us in their warmth and stature. There was such a happy beauty that I had not seen the night before because it was concealed in darkness. Sometimes our lives can feel like we are making our way through a thick black blanket of intense confusion and isolation. Bumping and fumbling around, trying to find our way. But there is an internal compass inside each one of us that is a laser beam into the darkness, not a floodlight which can be too overwhelming, but a concentrated laser that shows the way. If you are feeling like you are supposed to walk forward in something, or move a certain direction in your life, but you are scared because you can’t see straight, know that you are not alone. But also know that you can ask for wisdom and wisdom will be given. You can ask for guidance and a light will illuminate your path. You can ask for support and support will come. Just ask. And if it doesn’t come right away, don’t be discouraged, for it will surely come. You are an heir to the throne. The answers and provisions are there for you to do what you need to do and desire to do with your life. If you don’t show up and walk into what you are being called to walk into, the world will be a little less without you and so will I. Who knows, you may just find beauty in an unexpected place.
What one thing can you do today to direct your laser
into the darkness?