Monday, 17 December 2007

On Being a Lighthouse

The other day I said to a friend that I no longer feel the need to send out my articles via email. I simply post them on my blogs or when I'm inspired to on other websites. If people are drawn to them, that's cool; if not, that's also cool.

What really motivates me to write and share these articles?

Yesterday while I was browsing at the bookshop, I was inspired to pick up Kryon Book 8, which is a series of channelled teachings by entities known as Kryon. In chapter 8, I found a very apt metaphor that describes my motivation to a tee - a lighthouse.

"An aid for navigation and pilot at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. Lighthouses are used to mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, safe entries to harbors and can also assist in aerial navigation." lighthouse

According to Kryon's metaphor, when the ship uses the light to steer it safely, the keeper is happy. When the ship doesn't pay any attention to the lighthouse's beacon and has a shipwreck, the keeper might feel sad but he knows he's done his best. The lighthouse keeper cannot take responsibility either way; he's simply there to do his job. Kryon compares some light workers to a lighthouse whose purpose is to be imbedded in their rock of truth and shine their light as guidance to anyone who chooses to hear them. It is not the light worker’s responsibility to try and convert anyone but to simply light the path and leave it to "seekers" to use the light or not.

Speaking of which, many years ago a friend who was very much into Kryon introduced me to their teachings. She had all their books and wanted me to read them. While the words sounded nice and inspiring I couldn't resonate with them. It was only years later when I came across some of their teachings on various websites that I started resonating with what they were saying. I guess I was now open to use the light to guide my path.

Back to what motivates me. I do see myself as one of many lighthouses shining their light as guidance for anyone who finds them useful. From time to time, I receive comments from readers telling me how much they've enjoyed what I share. It pleases me, of course, that readers find them useful and it makes what I'm being worthwhile. I will continue to shine my light as I'm inspired to.

A dear friend has also described me as follows:

"You're like a Lighthouse, revolving at a million cycles per second, sending out unlimited love in every direction to every being in the universe."

All my love and appreciation to all the lighthouses out there. Keep shining your light.


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