For the next month, join me in my new series 29 Days of Spiritual Messages as we attune ourselves to spiritual thinking so we may strive toward our Highest Authentic Self.
In this series, I will provide passages on which to meditate or contemplate, and the spiritual message(s) that emerge(s) from behind the words. These passages will come from various wisdom traditions, sacred and secular literature, poetry, and lyrics. Everything will be viewed from a spiritual lens. The messages may or may not resonate with you immediately, but give them the time and respect they deserve.
You may find that a different message will emerge altogether, and if so, please share your insights in the comment section below, as Spirit communicates with us in diverse ways. One message doesn’t necessarily fit all.
Our first passage comes from singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. These lyrics are from “Anthem” in his book Strange Music: Selected Poems and Songs:
This way does not admit of solution or perfection; instead, as we take responsibility in the creation of our lives, we also need to let go of the old ways that have held us back, and step into the unknown, trusting something much larger than ourselves in a place where we no longer need to worry about how things will work out…they just will, somehow, someway. So forget those perfect offerings because there is no perfect way; there are many ways, and these ways are divine ways. Allow them to come to you.
“That’s how the light gets in.” Boom. Now we get to the crux. What’s so important about this light? What is this light? And what does it do for us once it gets in?
Light brings everything into awareness. Without those “cracks,” we wouldn’t be able to receive or know this light. This light allows us to grow, to strive, to thrive, to live. It is a light of transformation, one that touches and heals, one that guides and awakens. We can either embrace this light or reject it. It’s our choice.
We are not perfect, nor will we ever be according to society’s standards, so let go of the things that try to define us outwardly. Let the light shine through our imperfections. They are what they are. When we accept them as part of who we are, we find redemption and freedom.
There is a reason why the light comes in. What is that reason for you?