Today is Diwali (Deepawali), the Celebration of Light in the Hindu tradition. During this time, we welcome back Ram, the guru, the soul (Atma), the light, and thus prosperity in our life (Maha Lakshmi).

We are light, everything is light, and we are lighting the lamp of light within us, welcoming the light, being grateful for the light, realizing ourselves as light, to BE LIGHT in our everyday life.

By embracing our light, expressing our light, we dispel any darkness within us and around us, we serve ourselves, we serve humanity and the planet. Our focus upon the light we truly are purifies us, transforms us, serves us in our evolution to be love, light, Self, in every moment, as our birthright, as our dharma or purpose.

I offer here some words of Sai Maa about Diwali, about light and darkness, about shining our light. In reading these words, in reflecting what the Celebration of Light means for you, open to your light, love your light with all your heart, cherish this opportunity to recognize yourself as light and to be a beacon of light for the world.

“This lamp is to be fed by and with devotion, our steadiness can be represented by the wick. The light coming and shining must illuminate every instant of our life. Every moment we are to feel the Love coming from our supreme Self. The splendor of this light will definitely dispel the thick veil of darkness as soon as the wick starts shining. What is left is Joy, Love, peace, and harmony, which are all aspects of truth, the changeless. These qualities are then your companion, meaning God wins, meaning one does not feed ego, evil, or darkness anymore. When God wins or Self wins, one is not feeding anymore lower qualities which lead to pain and suffering.” 

“Now, let’s see what is darkness and what is light. Darkness will surely contract us. Darkness is doubt, sadness, jealousy, greed, peacelessness, disappointment, inner poverty, inner misery, restlessness of mind, so many different forms of darkness. So, to transform all these qualities which lead to darkness, one is to light the lamp of light (the lamp of truth) to install, to establish this lamp, to sacrifice the darkness of ego—this is the real sacrifice. Light the lamp of prosperity in your life experience.” 

“This celebration is also to express gratitude, for one is seeing the light, one is merging with the Divine Love because the darkness, the emotion that drags one from divinity, is not being nurtured anymore. Attachments, worldly earthly things that lead one down to pain, are to be transmuted into the light of Supreme Atma. One is to wear new glasses, glasses of Love, of light, of awareness, of knowledge, of wisdom, of peace….”

“Allow Diwali to burn the darkness, and all hidden Divine qualities will surely come to the surface. This is the true significance of a celebration of light, a real inner significance. … Set the flame to the light of God within, the wisdom, so one is not enveloped by darkness anymore.  Let the light shine within as well as outward.  Yes, allow the Divine flame of your spirit, your inner divinity, to shine.”