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Wow, I feel so good after sharing yesterday’s journal. I have never written a story like that before, let alone publicly. I had that idea of a royal light being born as an allegory for my life kicking around in my head for about a week. But it felt weird to liken the light inside of me to royalty. I’m thrilled with the way the story turned out. It makes sense. It’s helpful to me, and I can only imagine it will benefit someone else. I hope that it helps others realize that they do indeed inherently have the same light inside of them, that they deserve love and deserve to be loved by others.
It was such a beautiful example of why and how this process of journaling three pages a day is so powerful. It was the first day I sat down to journal that I didn’t inherently feel like there was something I needed to process or share. I was more blank with my ideas for the page than I’d ever been. Nevertheless, I hesitated less than if I had something I was holding back. Since I wasn’t sure what would happen on the page but knew I would sit down anyhow, I drew an oracle card before sitting down to write. The card I drew was Brigid, the Goddess of the Eternal Flame. I have been drawn to Brigid for many years. It’s because of her message of the Eternal Flame and the time of year that she represents. Being born in late January, I’ve always felt like I was born in the cold and dark. Few would attend, no matter how many people RSVPed to my birthday parties over the years, because it would always be so cold.
I grew up Catholic, and my dad was a deacon. For those who aren’t Catholic, a deacon is somewhat like a priest, although not as high up in the hierarchy. For example, a priest cannot get married, but a deacon can be married. So a deacon would be up on the altar with the priest and give homilies/sermons. One of the seven sacred Sacraments in the Catholic faith is Confirmation. Confirmation is a Sacrament that is the definition of the word. It means that a person is an “adult,” and they are deciding as an adult that they wish to confirm their faith and that they are fully committed to this religious institution and their beliefs. I put the word adult in quotes because Confirmation can happen early, depending on where you’re from. Where I grew up, Confirmation occurred in high school.
When someone has their Catholic Confirmation, they are to choose a new name for themselves, which must be the name of a recognized Catholic saint. So if you weren’t already connected with a saint, you might look in a book or the Bible, like people do for baby names. Something inside told me that I wasn’t to take on any name of a saint. But there was a name from the Bible that fit me perfectly. The only thing is, in the Catholic faith, the name has to be that of a saint. I feel it was only because I was a Deacon’s daughter that I “got away with” the name “Child of the Light.” Child of the Light is mentioned, and children of the light at least a few times in the Bible. It’s not a name or referring to one person like a saint, so it was very much bending the rules. If my memory serves me correctly, I said the only way I would get confirmed was if I could take on this name. And, so that’s how it came to be.
I just took a few minutes to research on the internet how many times Child of the Light appears in the Bible, but I didn’t get very far. Nearly every resource I came across was interpretations of the Bible that I disagreed with. I am no longer a Christian – because to truly be a Christian means that if you do not believe in Jesus, you will go to hell. I do not think that all the people who do not believe in Jesus are damned in the afterlife. I think Jesus was fantastic, and I wholeheartedly believe in Christ Consciousness. The theme of The Child of the Light is hidden in the literature online. Simply because most of the literature is talking about sharing the “gospels of the Lord” (if only you could hear my tone of voice when I said “sharing the gospels of the Lord”, LOL), Some meaning that I resonate with is shining out like a tiny crack in a wall. The real meaning of “gospel” is “good word” or “good news,” and if we replace Lord with the Universe or Nature, I can get down with that. We are all The Child of the Light. Each of our unique voices, lights, and perspectives is needed, and that’s why we’re here on the planet. No one can speak our voice for us.
Writing that story yesterday brought up a memory like a true companion story to yesterday’s allegory. There was a time when I was a social worker living in New York City before I became a psychic, and I didn’t have much money for Christmas presents for my family. I wanted to give family members something special, and I did precisely that. I wound up writing a three-page love letter to each one of my family members. The letter contained specific information about what I enjoyed, loved, and remembered about them and our relationship. Giving these letters to my family was an absolute joy for them and me, and every single one cried. Most family members independently told me it was the absolute best gift they had ever received. My brother’s response still sticks with me today. It is nearly the crux of yesterday’s The Child of the Light story. In response to getting the love letter sharing exactly how awesome he is and why he deserves so much love, he said, “What did I do to deserve this!?” those are his words. Still, I felt like he was saying, “I don’t deserve this.” If you haven’t read The Story of the Child of the Light, I encourage you to go back and read it. It brings this all together.
One of my absolute all-time favorite things is currently circulating the internet. About 80% of the time I come across it, I will stop, pretend I am the child in the video and watch the entire thing. The viral trend I love is a mother reading a poem to her child. It’s beautiful to see the child’s reaction to such words, but really I watch the videos to let my inner child absorb the message of unconditional love. So here’s what Mommy says:
“You know Mommy loves you, right?
Mommy loves you when you make the right decision, and mommy loves you when you make the wrong decision.
Mommy loves you and your good days, and mommy loves you and your bad days too.
Mommy loves you when you’re happy and excited and smiley, and mommy loves you when you’re grumpy and angry or sad.
There is truly nothing on planet Earth that could ever make mommy not love you, and in fact, I not only love you, but I like you.
I like who you are.
I love listening to the things you say.
I love spending time with you.
I love being around you!
Mommy made her mind up about you the day you were born, and there is nothing you could ever do to change that because you’re mine, and I’m so proud of you!”
To listen to the original audio, you can watch it here:
Thanks so much for being the loving Light, Melissa!