During this winter season of cold and short days in the upper Midwest of the USA, I’m sharing some reflections about Inner Light.

Some time ago I wrote that love is the foundation and first inspiration for Inner Light.

In those earlier posts, I mentioned how to be more light through love, how to bring more light through love into your own space and the lives of others. If you want to read those posts again, click on the category for LOVE in the sidebar of this blog.

In this post, I’m going to introduce another facet of Inner Light — initiative. For me, initiative is the fire in Light.

Not much happens if we are standing around and waiting for someone else to say something or do something.

None of us have the one and only answer to the question. None of us have the one and only solution to the problem.

The solution to a problem cannot come out of the same mind set or paradigm that created that problem. That’s why we need to speak up and ask for input and feedback. That’s why options and alternatives are so important. There’s always value in some one else’s experience and expertise.

From these sparks comes fire. With fire comes more warmth and comfort. With fire comes more awareness, more Inner Light!

Name a goal, set a purpose, list an objective. It may be to clear clutter and to upgrade a room in your residence. It may be to finish a book or to study an online course you downloaded. It may be to find an advocate to help you be safe and healthy. It may be joining a support group or a network to overcome an addiction or unhealthy behavior.

Take little steps. Write down three steps you are going to take on ONE project or goal.
Set a timer for 30 minutes. Do 30 minutes on each step once a day or three times a week. Begin with confidence and stay on the course. No matter how small the steps, at least you are demonstrating you have the intention, purpose, and desire to be on the journey.

A fire starts small – just one spark in the right place at the right time. Then feed the fire with consistent small steps until you finish a project or accomplish your goal. Not only will you have practiced initiative, but you will have created more enthusiasm and confidence in your life experience. When you have that, you have the radiance of Inner Light.

Where are you going to begin? What initiatives are you going to start with?

Tell us what you plan on doing so we can hold the vision with you and for you. Then come back in a week or two and tell us how these beginning steps went for you. Drop a line in the response box below (or click on the comment link in Facebook) and share your thoughts with us.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Janice M. Puta
Author of Pathways: Tales for the Spiritual Seeker
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