God said “Let there be light!”
I love the first chapter of Genesis. It is the story of creation and it is our story. As we are extensions of God, we create as God creates. This story beautifully outlines the steps and the process of creation that we all follow whether we are conscious of it or not. Our task now is to become conscious creators I want to spend time looking at the process of intentional creation.
One of my favorite words that was included in this tale is the word “let.”. The story tells us that God said, “Let there be light” and there was light. I love the image. No struggle, no hard work. God saw the darkness and saw the potential for light and simply called it forth with a word. He stated it clearly and gave the light permission to come forth.
When we let something we allow it. God allowed the light. He granted passage for light to shine. If you read the verses before that, the writer talks about the void and how God blew across the face of the waters. It suggests a time of darkness and emptiness. From this void comes light or illumination and all God had to do was to call it forth and allow it.
What are we to “let” in our lives right now? What is waiting to be called forth simply with clear intent and a word? What is it that wants to emerge from the void? These are the questions for us to sit with over the next several weeks as we become co-creators and follow the process laid out in this powerful mythical story.