Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Heart of Light


I know that you haven't deeply forgiven. Forgiveness is to understand that the past is past, it's nothing more. Forgiveness is to be in the NOW, and to liberate yourself from the need of staying in time, waiting to even out the score which, first of all, is not yours to settle and second, is too complicated and inter-twined to be comprehended by one human.

The way of the jumble of Time is simple: NOW.

But if you need assistance accessing this moment deeply, know that prayer is a tool you have. Why worry? Why not, today, take time out to do what you have been considering unthinkable?

Pray for the forgiveness by Allah for those who are (to your perception) in debt to you. Each and every one, even the foulest of creations. And thus you will establish the way of the Creator. Then, have the courage to face the truths as of now: cherish what must be cherished, and eliminate that which must be.

You do it not for them, but for you, and for Allah. There are too many veils between Self and Being. You and Allah.

Your heart is a space; either it has light, or it has darkness. The darkness is annihilated when light shines.

Humans have each our individual patterns of resistance which are all aiming to achieve one thing: preventing light from entering the heart to banish the darkness. This darkness is not an entity in itself, it is a Shadow. Why we enamor this is just an entanglement of the mind, which is analytical - that is, it dwells on the Past. Mind can't do anything else, it is a machine designed to analyze, criticize, compile, parse, and make patterns of endlessness.

The remedy, though, is so simple, you might think it's fragile. The remedy is to allow your heart to experience light. Light will come, and it will overcome darkness.

Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth; a likeness of His light is as a niche in which is a lamp, the lamp is in a glass, (and) the glass is as it were a brightly shining star, lit from a blessed olive-tree, neither eastern nor western, the oil whereof almost gives light though fire touch it not-- light upon light-- Allah guides to His light whom He pleases, and Allah sets forth parables for men, and Allah is Cognizant of all things.
The Qur'an Ch024.V035

Be honest; be steady; be forgiving. It's all as simple as letting light into your heart; the answer is not in clawing at your chest in search of explanations of the Past. You did not create Time. You did not do that past. Have you seen a character in a novel contesting their role? Or forever ranting about what was written of them in previous pages? Or dwelling, by contrast, upon past glories?

We exist in a forever annihilating and subsisting moment.

Forgiveness, my dear, is the lightest of the things to do.


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