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~ Pink Full Moon over Castel del Uovo in Naples, Italy ~ 6 April 2012

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Radiating from the Sun’s golden rays and illuminated by silver Moonbeams, the energy we sense is the connection we share with ALL – each other and everything around us.  You feel it, I feel it, our pets feel it, the plants, trees, and insects feel it, and yes, the Earth feels it, as do all the planets and the solar systems that make up this vast Universe.

There is no denying that you sense as it is your es-sence, your being, to FEEL!

Rays of Sunlight & Moon Shadows ~ spark distinct contrast between warm and cool impressions we have, revealing the senses we are gifted in this life!

~ Lana A LaBonte

There’s so much more here.  You can’t have the light without the dark nor the dark without the light.

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Imagine how boring it would be if we lived without the luminosity everything radiates as a result of the light and the dark.  They’re not even separate – they’re in constant union like a dance where they may grow distant but yet come back close together; expanding and contracting.

Light is recognized because of the absence of dark as is the Darkness is evident because you can non longer see the light.  It’s truly a trick of the eyes.

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Tonight I was admiring a splendid expression of luminosity in the sky.  The beautiful, billowy clouds outlined with dark shadows signifying shape, contrast, and texture.  The sun’s rays gleamed upon softening areas while highlighting a more prominent glow – one may be drawn in by an image revealing an implied heavenly vision peering out from behind the curtain which in this physical existence is not as clear and simple to distinguish or put to words.

I recall many a church or historical building adorned with master artists’ depictions of the heavenly bodies painted upon a sky scene.  The bright light symbolizing purity and enlightenment to which we all innately aspire.  Subtle impressions yet profoundly collected in our subconscious and filed under the area of awe.  If you studied anything religious, these may evoke a stronger sensation within you.  The idea we’re of this earth and these beings depicted amongst such beautiful backdrops placed us in a mode of separation – we are not there and they are not here; therefore, one is better than the other, typically referring to heaven being free of all we despise of this plane.

Here is the thought that came to mind as I stared in wonder of these magnificent puffs of light drawing shadows,

Can you imagine what life would be like if there were no reflections?  If what we saw was the blandness of color upon a surface – no interaction, no dancing energies, or symbiotic play between matter?

I personally find it unimaginable because of all the beauty revealed around us in constant harmonic motion.  Consider how the moonlight dances upon bodies of water, the ocean, a lake, a stream…even how you can feel the warm sun’s rays on your face.  THIS IS ENERGY!  This is how you can actually use your senses to recognize the connection between all matter, beings, objects, earth, air, water, fire…  We don’t need to be scientists to feel, to see, to hear, to smell, or to touch!  Everything around us is in a constant interaction – the molecules are moving to create byproducts of their energy.  This is why you feel the wind against your skin as air brushes you.  How do you understand the warmth coming from the sun?

The coolness of the moon?

It’s the same with darkness and light because again, nothing is separate!

If we did not have the attentiveness of all these energetic sensations, what would we experience? 

Would we even have emotion?

We can even bring this into our personal interactions with others.  If we did not have the light or dark to create this reflection, would we still embody the same senses that allow us to be aware as we are now?

Because this is important to consider → We are constantly working with the energies that surround us!

Without this symbiotic dance, how would we move? How would we flow?  Remove the connectedness of our beings and what do we become?

Again, I cannot even fathom this and it is this enchantment which inspires me and imbues my faith in the rejoining of heart and soul.

Even if I were to try to imagine anything less, I feel the colorless, dull, boring, depressing even, emotionless, void, abyss shrouding over my me.

It’s this knowledge and reflection which graciously humbles me.  I find myself in complete AWE of what IS and Grateful for all we are, contribute, and interact with in every moment.

Just sitting in my chair, I can feel the heat from my body as it functions.  Then, as the air conditioning blows, a gentle breeze caresses my arm.  I take a sip of water feeling cool liquid whet upon my lips, in my mouth, and on my tongue gliding down my throat between my ribs through the center of my torso arriving at my belly.  This chilled sensation radiates outward cooling not just where the sensation of the water was felt but like a subtle force able to pass through solid structures, like walls – something we ourselves have yet to accept possible of our own physical beings.  I sense it all when I allow myself to be fully present in the moment and gratefully aware!  

Are you tuning in to your daily life and appreciating each moment for the splendor it brings you?  

Are you acknowledging your own unique and Divine BEing illuminated in the presence of others and the reciprocal effect you mutually share with one another?  

We truly are mirrors reflecting what we see in this life.  It is in what we see in those around us and our surroundings which influences and persuades us to finding our Soul Purpose to Gift the world.

“Within our core self is an indelible blueprint of unrivaled individuality—the singular being that each of us exists to express. In this three-dimensional movie called “Life” there are no stand- ins, body doubles, or understudies—no one can fill in for us by proxy!  Realization of this truth alone eliminates the need to imitate, conform, limit, or betray our loyalty of the originality of Self.  Imagine the relief of removing your carefully crafted masks fashioned by societal forms of conditioning and instead responding to what comes into your experience directly from your Authentic Self.  One of the first principles to honor in your relationship with yourself is to respect and trust your own inner voice.  This form of trust is the way of the heart, the epitome of well- being.  The brilliant transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson wisely observed that ‘Every man has this call of the power to do somewhat unique, and no man has any other call.’  His words confirm the fact that each of us is a unique, individualized emanation of Source, here to discover and release our inner splendor.”

~ Michael Bernard Beckwith from Life Visioning

Does your own light shine brightly or does it smother in shadows?  

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Today, why not take the first step into the glory of who you are and illuminate YOU!

“May the Longtime Sun Shine Upon You
All Love Surround You
And the Pure Light Within You
Guide your way home!”

Blessings to your Brilliantly Radiating Self!

~*   ~*~  

~ Lana A LaBonte  

P.S.  This blog was initially inspired on August 1st, celebrating my birthday in reflection. 

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