At this time of year when the days are shorter it is darker more than it is light. It is dark in the mornings and at the end of the afternoons that for some people, their entire free time is in the dark on working days. It also at this time of year that the major religions have celebrations around light.
Christians celebrated their new year with the start of advent. Candles are lit on the approach to Christmas ( the celebration of the birth of Jesus) Jesus is seen as the light of the world. Other guiding lights at this time are the angels and the christians themselves.
Hindus celebrate Diwali which is their festival of lights. They light rows of diva lamps to welcome Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth into homes.
Jews celebrate Hanukkah which is their festival of lights and light a row of candles in a special candle holder called a menora.
There are others but they seem to be to guide for gods or to honour gods, showing a triumph of light over darkness in some way. Even if you are not religious you will recognise that candles/lights are useful and light our way and allow us to see in times of darkness, they may even be used to search for things or warn us of danger (like lighthouses) or even to tell us something (signs or indicators on cars or even stars in the sky to help us)
We need help in our lives, we need lights to help us in times of darkness. There are times in our lives when we are lost or feel trapped like there is no way out, times of depression or desperation. Where do you turn? Who do you turn to? For millenia we have turned to the heavens and searched them for answers.
What else can we do?
We may choose to pray – we can ask for answers to our specific problem that we are facing. When we feel trapped we have managed to focussed our attentions on a single problem. From what I understand, some religious texts say that if you ask you shall receive and then go on to say that you need to ask in the right way. If we look at this from a Law of Attraction perspective we can see this as setting an objective to focus our energy on. This then attracts what we need, we spot opportunities, we see what we want to see and we must take action to get what we want.
Write it down – some find that if they write down their situation/problems it helps them focus better. If YOU do this it is usually helpful to write down how you got into this situation and what things are available to you. Usually when you are stuck your mind is usually focussed on what is wrong and what you haven’t got; this method helps you focus on the positive and helps you find answers.
Refer to your plan – If you are following a goal/dream and you have made a plan on how you are going to get there as I have suggested in a previous post, refer back to it and there is a good chance you can get back on track.
Whatever method works for you, these may prove to be the guiding light you need to get you out of a troubling situation, don’t forget that you are rarely alone on your journey and there are others out there who can help. Ask for help! You are not weak if you ask for help, you are strong enough to admit that there may be others who have faced these problems before and brave enough to put yourself out there and ask what they did.