December 15, 2017

Flashlight

I bought a nice new compact very bright flashlight the other day at Canadian Tire so I’d be able to keep track of our little girl dog Hlinukts Seew (Sweet Rain), when she’s outside doing her thing in the longer darkness of the days now invading our part of the hemisphere.

I imagine you’re thinking that’s not exactly a piece of earth-shattering news worth sharing on this blog – and on it’s own it may not be.

But what is worth sharing with you is the allegory I see in a simple little device like a flashlight, and the bright beam and cone of light it throws out to dispel the darkness surrounding the both of you when you turn the source of that light on.

Sometimes our personal worlds grow dark outside our doors – and sometimes they grow dark inside us too – and in both cases the only thing able to dispel that darkness is the light available either to our hands or to our hearts, in order for us to be able to actually see what’s going on around us or inside of us so we can take our next steps safely.

It kind of begs the question, doesn’t it – have you got a strong and reliable light source available to both your hand and your heart to turn on, or to turn to, when the times of need for that light show up in your life?

I know I do, and I can’t help but hope that you do too.

Consider the allegory of the flashlight…

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