Thursday, October 15, 2015

Do Not Despair But Seek The Light That Dwells Within Yourself - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Do not despair but seek the light that dwells within yourself. Others are quick to give advice or play the part of prophet, but none will take responsibility or can take responsibility for the evolution of another.

This is a deeply personal matter and one that requires thought and contemplation on the part of the individual who seeks enlightenment.

For to be enlightened is a matter of accepting one's own divinity and allowing a light that emanates from a Divine source to come into one's being and transform one's humanness in a way that allows one to be both human and God-like simultaneously.

Both exist side by side, both nurture, and both develop as one allows oneself to be open to more of the Light that comes from Above.

© M.N. Hopkins


Ela said...

Great picture and fantastic colors !!

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Greeting to you Ela.

Kind & warm regards,

Mathew Naismith said...

Well stated, separating one from the other will only create chaos, working in unison, they create bliss.

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Indeed they do Mat.

Kindest regards,

Mud said...

An interesting discourse, I like the intent behind the words. I agree with the opening lines wholeheartedly but am puzzled by those that define enlightenment and baffled by the closing.

What is enlightenment? I to was told it is becoming one with divine energy but what is divine energy and how do you define it? It suggests religion and its gods examples but that reality to me is as far from what we assume it means as is possible to get. Simple words disguise vast questions.

The focal point that is "I" is in my opinion consciousness manifest in a vehicle experiencing the physicality of existence within the now. As such I am a part of a greater whole and I connect with it though looking within. To me enlightenment comes through the realisation of truth.

In the closing you suggest to be open to the light that comes from above. This is a puzzling conundrum as it suggests the light within is a stepping stone to some force from outside? I think there is a danger in seeking without for what can only come from within.

This is in no way critical of your words but rather another opinion with some thoughts to consider.

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Mud:

I only way I know to describe Divine Energy or Light is a higher frequency that is not of this world but another dimension that has a power to create or heal or change and rearrange atoms. It is not a religious thing. Perhaps the language makes you think so.

To me Light is real and can be seen and felt and with it comes a calmness and confidence or Faith that is beyond our human abilities.

This is probably a partial answer and may not satisfy your curiosity but it is what I have attempted to convey.

Kind regards,

Mud said...

That clarifies things with regard to divine energy. It was the religious terminology used that to me clouded the intent. This is one of the difficulties of English as its words have levels of meaning that do not always convey the message well.

I remember when I first realised this as a boy when I discovered that what I pictured a tree to be in my mind was radically different from what others pictured as a tree in their minds and that this applied to almost everything.

Thanks for sharing and I trust you won't mind the occasional comment.

Be well, Be happy

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Mud:

I thought that was the reason you had some resistance to the message. The religious terminology. I know an older man who got so offended by my use of God in my writings when communicating to him I used the word, Good instead when writing in e-mails. After a while he got it and was no longer often did by the word, God. When I write I use words that convey images in my mind and others. Words are like that. They trigger emotion.

You are welcome to comment any time you wish.

Kindest & warmest regards,