“The wound is the place where the Light enters you. Rumi. Persian.” When I heard this wisdom recited by Mrs. Who in the movie “A Wrinkle in Time” it glued me to my seat.
Then, Rumi’s quote teleported me through time. Or, perhaps it tessered me, as they would say in the movie. In either case, I landed first at a dinner a few of us enjoyed before seeing another movie — “Avatar,” nine years ago.
One of my dear Asheville friends was visiting me in Charlotte, and we had spent much of the day in our Akashic Records. We were recounting a major “Aha” moment to another friend across the table.
“We asked the Records why we have trouble with our weight,” I began. “And you know what we each learned? Compassion. Our inability to conquer this flaw enables us to be more compassionate with others dealing with their challenges.”
The look across from me was pretty confused, and then someone else interrupted our chance to explain. We didn’t get to add that strengthening our compassion was not the only reason we struggled, and that it had lead to something even more important.
So that was the end of it – until the other night when the Records used this new movie to re-anchor my head and heart in this wisdom.
Where The Light Enters You: Compassion Can Help
You see, compassion is a major component of the Light of the Divine. And, when we feel it, we can open to the Light more easily and naturally.
When we are wounded, whether for the first time, or as a re-injury, we naturally call for that Light, consciously or not.
That Divine Light then comes when we ask – always. No matter what.
The variable is whether or not we open to the Light – whether or not we let it in. Often, we don’t.
Often, we are so present to our fear that we go into fight, flight or freeze. While that reaction was designed to protect us from physical attack, it also constricts us emotionally, closing us off from the very Light for which we’ve called.
And from there, things can get dark.
Maybe we feel abandoned. Maybe we feel angry. Maybe we feel some other aspect of fear even more deeply.
And, maybe we project that fear on to someone else, magnifying it, and spreading it like a virus. Then, if someone catches that virus, and if their feelings and behavior sync with ours, we feel validated. We feel met, and we often “feel” safer.
But we’re still in the dark — unless we reinterpret those feelings to mean that it is time to open to and receive the Light.
Yes, that Divine Light is always available. But it can’t enter us without permission. After all, in a free will universe, we must actually exercise our free will.
Reinterpreting and Remembering is the Challenge
The tricky part is reinterpreting our fear and remembering to open to and receive. Even if we open just a bit, that Light can start to work its magic – and compassion opens us enough to begin the flow.
Are our wounds the only place the Light enters us? No.
The Light of the Divine enters us whenever we ask, open and receive it. And yes, it works every time, whether we can feel it consciously or not.
That’s why our Prayer of Forgiveness starts with the line, “I step into the Light of the Divine, where all things are possible.”
It’s also why we step into the Light of the Divine to access our Akashic Records.
But our wounds do motivate us to call for the Light in a very powerful way.
Have you ever been struck by the seeming injustice when “bad things happen to good people”? I know I have.
And the other “places” I was taken (or tessered) when Mrs. Who recited Rumi’s words were times when people were bereft after a senseless shooting, or some other death. Or a serious illness. Or when someone was unjustly accused.
And, in each case, I saw their calls for the Light of the Divine. Sometimes people opened to the Light. Sometimes they did not.
The Light is Always Here
But the Light was always there — because the Light is always here, waiting patiently to be invited in. Invited in to work its magic.
All we need to do is open to and receive it. No wound is necessary, but every wound sounds the call.
Are you curious what the Akashic Records may reveal about your life?