This Astonishing Light
By: Susan Deborah Schiller
There is a genocide happening today. It's a mass murder of dreams, visions, and the destinies of people who, like I once did, feel "dead" inside. It's like they are moving through life doing all the right things, but missing out on what they are created to be and do.
Even as Christ was born in a stable, just hours before Herod sent soldiers to kill every child under the age of two, just to prevent such a King from entering the world, so people like you and me are being hunted down by wicked people who thrive in this fear-based world.
They are afraid of our Light and so they target us for subjugation. They use smear campaigns, gaslighting, and whatever it takes to kill us from the inside out.
Most of us have been or will be crucified multiple times. Why?
You are a royal child, meant to rule this world in peace, justice, and righteousness. Your meekness qualifies you. It's your innocence they want to destroy, for it mirrors to them the truth of their own darkness.
You have a unique destiny and your dreams are meant to be fulfilled! Growing up with a narcissist, being married to a sociopath, or living with chronic abuse of any kind introduces limitations. One lie at a time, your self-esteem shrinks, your beliefs narrow, and your vision becomes blinded by the fog of illusions.
To break out of the fog, you must do what can't be done. Even if it seems illogical or counter-cultural. In fact, do the OPPOSITE of what you naturally want to do!
This is how Light pierces the darkness. There are lots of reasons we hide, shrink, withdraw, and choose the easier path. We don't always realize the logical reasons tend to lead to limitations.
Love is not logical. Love leads us to abundant living, and that is by doing the opposite of what comes by default in a fear-based world system.
Jesus once told a particular man, "Sell everything you own and give it to the poor!" He once told the growing crowd of curious onlookers, "If you want to follow me, you must pick up your cross!" To his friends, he said, "The greatest among you is the servant of all."
Moving in the opposite direction is what it takes to stay on the straight and narrow path. It means making a living in a different way.
The greatest life skill we can learn is how to make a good living, and by that I don't mean a job.
Usually people just want to know "what you do for a living" and in the past I have said,
- I co-managed a ranch.
- I administrated a regional prayer network, covering 10 Midwestern states.
- I was a conference speaker.
- I was a full-time inner healing and deliverance minister.
- I was a youth and children's pastor.
- I was a heavy equipment operator.
- I was a schoolbus driver.
- I worked in a private boarding school for troubled youth.
- I was a homeschooling mom of three precious, 10-talent children.
- I taught pre-school and I have a degree in early childhood education and development.
I have flown airplanes and lived in a foreign country. I have had a full life, but in many ways, that life I once lived is dead and gone. Such is waking up to realizing you were married to the devil and it's cost you everything.
You look at what's left of the life you carefully built and like a sand castle ruined by the incoming tide, it's melting into the ground and soon not even a lump will indicate you once inhabited those walls.
You haven't begun to live until you've lost everything.
You are more than your education level. You are more than your economic status. Your real life may be hidden inside of what you do, but what you have achieved or not achieved does not define who you are.
With every layer stripped by the tides of change, you are left naked but not ashamed. You become comfortable in your own skin. You can never go back to the way you lived before because it's like that person died. You are living your new life now, and it's like you are creating a new world. Your atmosphere is changing. Love is around every corner.
And when you meet others on the journey, they begin to tell you, "There's an astonishing Light shining from within you!" A person who has allowed every Illusion to shatter is a formidable child of God, and the world is groaning in anticipation your arrival. You can't be fooled, subjugated, or conformed to the world's ways anymore!
A new world order is taking place, and you are a world-changer, just by your commanding presence. It's your astonishing Light.
With all my love,
Susan Schiller knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Susan's upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she learned to navigate to freedom and fullness.
Today Susan helps people write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into their future, creating new family legacies.
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