There is the light that guides us, the light we search for, and the light we guide others with. Each has has a completely different perspective yet they merge together as one in the same. The the light we search for is a brighter version of the flickers from the light that guides us, and the light we guide others with is the portion of our guiding light that bounces and reflects off of us. Light can be a tricky thing. One stationary light can have things placed in front of it that can make it split and bounce around until it is nearly impossible to see the original source. Our guiding light never actually dims or moves, but it can have blockages that will cause its rays to bounce around in different directions, sometimes splitting it in multiple directions that make the path appear confusing, conflicting, and misguided. We have to remove the blockages from the light, but in order to do so we have to see them through the shadows being cast. So it is up to us to be able to shift our perspective in order to lift and see past the shadows along the way and remove the blockages. As we do so our guiding light becomes brighter, we absorb more of it giving us the ability to then shift and cast our reflective light to those around us, holding out a lit hand to be seen by others through the shadows.
Most of us have people in our lives that we try and shine bright for, to be the light that will pull them through the shadows. It could be our children, significant other, family, friends, or even strangers we don’t know at all. I think it is in our nature to want to do this and I believe we thrive when doing so. However sometimes if we are not careful we can get so focused on being the light for others that we can loose focus on our own guiding light which can seem like a noble self sacrifice. Yet is not just a self sacrifice because as our own guiding light slips into the shadows the light which once illuminated from us in turn becomes a shadow that is cast.
Light is naturally reflective so we each need to keep our focus and as a result we will all together shine brighter than ever