Divine Audacity: Dare to Be the Light of the World Hot
On the publication of her first book, Larry Dossey, MD, author of Prayer Is Good Medicine, wrote: "Martella-Whitsett is a wise guide."
Her new book makes the audacious claim that each of us can be "the light of the world" Jesus instructed his followers to be. Martella-Whitsett offers a path for living a deep and authentic life outside of the strictures of traditional religious categories. A refreshing approach, in essence, on how to be spiritual without being religious.
We need to jettison the idea of a God who is out there and above us. God is not a super-human who gives and takes, punishes and rewards. God does not require human suffering and repentance.
We truly find God when we go inside to connect with divine light, realize our oneness with God and others, and let our light shine in the world. Martella-Whittset looks at what "divine light" is and how it is both audacious and normal to claim it for ourselves. Next she introduces us to 12 spiritual powers we can all develop and learn to use on a daily basis: faith, understanding, will, imagination, zeal power, love, wisdom, strength, order, release, and life itself. When we consciously shine our spiritual powers on ourselves, not only are our lives improved, but all of humanity can be enriched and transformed.
Let your light shine!
According to the author, "divine audacity is bold spiritual living, living under the radical premise that I A M divine." Drawing on the spiritual texts and traditions of many religions, the Martella-Whitsett makes a bold case for each of us to claim our own spark of divinity. Beginning from a foundation of meditation she guides you into using and cultivating your imagination to find an expression of divine identity that you feel comfortable inhabiting.
As a divine being or a spark of the divine, one has the obligation to make the most of the gift of life. The author points out that, “the opposite of life is not death. The opposite of life is stagnation. The currency of life is divine ideas, the limitless possibilities that we either quash or set in motion.” So remind yourself that you give life to your dreams, and that only the dreams that you give life to, live. Dare to dream!