“Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we’ll need no other light.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It was a mid-June evening with the warm and peaceful air smelling like fresh cut grass. Hunter and I stood under the silver dollar moon watching in awe at nature’s magical performance. A swarm of fireflies danced around the sky creating a spectacular light show illuminating the night. Captivated by their essence, we felt transported into magical land of wonder and beauty.
But, the real magic wasn’t the show itself. It was seeing one of God’s creatures living and flying free as they were meant to be with ease and grace.
We can learn so much from these tiny creatures who light up the summer night. During the day, they look an average bug. But at night, their true beauty of illumination is revealed.
We, too, can be like a firefly lighting up our inner spirits for everyone to see. We don’t have to be or look like a celebrity to emit a radiance of beauty. All we need is to honor our true selves opening up our hearts and minds for our souls to shine.
Fireflies remind us when we follow our truth and desires in our hearts, this inner light guides us on our path through the darkness. It takes us straight through our self-doubts, fears and insecurities while bringing us closer to hope, inspiration and love. Throughout this journey, we become connected to our authentic self leading us towards a more meaningful life filled with purpose and passion.
Watching a firefly in their pure radiance connects us to our inner child. Remember a time when we dreamt of fantasy worlds where nothing was impossible? Let’s bring back this magic and wonder into our stressful, adult lives freeing our spirits. It’s vital for our well-being to heal and nurture our souls with a sense of playfulness and joy.
Fireflies illuminate without any heat or forced effort. They glow naturally when the time is right shining just as they are. The same holds true for us. When we move towards our passions and goals, it’s important to live in the moment preventing stress and burn out. Using our fuel source from the inspiration within our hearts allows us to keep our inner flame burning long and bright. Be as you are in this moment right now. Let go of the strategizing, thinking about the future or ruminating on the past. Like the firefly, simply just be.
These creatures of light teach us to believe we are capable and worthy of shining bright living a life filled with love and light. All we need to do is wake up and see the light already exist within us all. By opening our hearts and resting in our authentic space, we’ll begin to live and fly freely as God has meant for us to be.