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We all have periods of light and darkness in our lives. Some times we are living our truth, and at other times we aren’t. We go through feelings of love and of disappointment. A beautiful relationship turns sour because of a miscommunication or a misunderstanding. We celebrate the miracle of birth. And sometimes our lives are cruelly interrupted by the death of a loved one. 

Our spirit, resilient as it is, finds a way to keep moving forward towards light.

In India, the land of my birth, the darkest night of the month (new moon) in late October or early November is celebrated as the “festival of lights”. The deep spiritual significance of this festival was largely lost on me while I was growing up. In fact, my siblings and I were too busy lighting candles around the house, stringing lights, hanging paper based lanterns, eating goodies, buying new clothes and bursting firecrackers ~ the festivities would go on for days.

However, even through all the celebrations, one message was always clear ~ the festival was a celebration of the victory of good over evil. As I grew older, the message of “light over darkness” came more into the conscious focus of my spirit. I came to learn that darkness is just the absence of light and that “there isn’t enough darkness in this world that cannot be removed by the light of a single candle”. 

So, I invite all of you to celebrate your light with us.

Let us discuss ~  What is your truth and light? How do you overcome the ‘darkness’ in your life when it forces its way in? What is the source of your ‘inner’ light? Is our ‘inner’ light enough or do we need external ‘illumination’? 

I am sure your answers will bring out new perspectives on these questions. Come share with us.

Be well. In love and light,

Kumud ~ @AjmaniK

Join the #SpiritChat community on Sunday October 23rd at 9am ET/1pm GMT (‘evening’ edition at 7pm PT/10pm ET). Please tweet with the hashtag #SpiritChat (or visit tweetchat.com ) to join in our scheduled twitter chat. 

P.S. Please leave a comment about the “Light of Your Spirit” if you cannot join us at the appointed hour. We would love to hear from you. Thank you.

Oil lamp on rangoli

Update: Here are the questions that were asked during this discussion:

Q1. What qualities are necessary for developing spiritual truth and light?

Q2. What are obstacles in daily life that prevent us from seeking truth?

Q3. What resources can help us stay on the path to seeking truth and light? 

Q4. What is the connection of spiritual truths to faith? To belief? 

Q5. Is it possible for us to offer light and truth to others? If so, how?

Q6. What will you do this week to share light and truth with others? 

The answers of participants (from the 9am ET main chat) are available at this link: http://bit.ly/sc-tr-1023 or http://search.tweetreports.com/q/topic/spiritchat/id67231.html

The second, ‘evening’ edition of the chat (at 10pm ET) discussed Q2, Q3 and Q5 and other issues. The transcript for the discussion is at http://bit.ly/sc-tre-1023 or http://search.tweetreports.com/q/topic/spiritchat/id67302.html

Feel free to answer any or all of the questions in the comments below. Thank you.