by Beth Hedquist | Apr 13, 2016 | Facing Your Fears, Online Course, Your Journey
Are You Ready to Live Your Life as Light?
Recently I attended an evening where Arun Gandhi, grandson of the great Mahatma Gandhi, was speaking as part of his “Live Your Life as Light” tour. It was an extremely inspiring evening, and I left reflecting on what it means to live your light.
How can we live our light if we don’t know what our light is?
This is the question that kept coming to me. Certainly before I began my spiritual journey, I was not even conscious of most of my darkness, let alone my light. I did feel the longing to find my purpose, but I hadn’t a clue what it was or how to find it.
As a youth, Arun Gandhi experienced the injustices of apartheid South Africa, and found himself filled with anger. He learned from his grandfather that his anger had much to teach him, and that anger channeled constructively was a powerful force for good. Today Arun Gandhi is one of the most respected figures in the international peace movement.
He had to walk through his darkness to reveal his light. His greatest gift to this world has been his darkness that he transformed.
Why is it necessary to go through the darkness? Why can’t we just ignore it, bypass it, or transcend it on the way to peace and bliss?
When we think we can ignore or deny a part of ourselves that we don’t view as desirable, it will always come out sideways. When we think we have to kill off a part of ourselves, we invite resistance. It’s the survival instinct, and it has its own wisdom. Our demons are really our angels in disguise, beckoning us to transform them back into their original form. Our faults are our strengths in distortion. They do not need to be killed but to be reeducated, loved, and understood. They are our teachers. We need not fear them, and we cannot ignore them if we wish to receive their gifts.
Many spiritual teachings speak of the necessity of facing our shadow side, and yet it is not enough to intellectually know we need to do this. We must make a sincere commitment to reclaim all aspects of ourselves, especially the parts that hide in the unconscious. Most of us don’t have a spiritual master for a grandfather to lovingly guide us on this journey, and yet we all need support in this endeavor. We just can’t do it alone.
That’s why I’ve created an eight week online course, entitled “Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Your Journey Home to the Real Self.”
It’s a course for those of you who have heard the calling to bring your gifts to the world. For those of you who are ready to bring healing to yourself in service of healing the world. For those of you who have felt that longing to live your light, but haven’t quite known where or how to begin.
Arun Gandhi spent many hours learning from the stories his grandfather would tell him, stories that held important teachings. I have a favorite story that I’d like to share with you in this course….. the classic story of “The Wizard of Oz.” While I imagine you may have enjoyed this story as a child, in this course we will travel together down the Yellow Brick Road to discover the mystical messages of the Wizard of Oz as seen through the lens of the Pathwork teachings. Messages that will help us to transform our darkness and align with the light that we have always been.
The course is packed with weekly teachings, guided meditations, journaling prompts, video, and sharing via a private Facebook group. It’s a wonderful opportunity to share your journey and be supported along the way.
Are you ready to Live Your Life as Light?
If so, I’m thrilled to announce that April 13th I am opening registration for “Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Your Journey Home to the Real Self.” The course will begin on May 23rd, and I’d love to have you join me!
Take advantage of the special early-bird price if you register by May 13th.
Learn more, and sign up here!