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What I know about God's Light has been through experience with my trips into the backcountry. Often, my husband and I would take day rides away from camp, away from our creature comforts and shelter. Some of those jaunts would involve more miles and adventures and time would get away from us. One thing about a horse is, their eyesight at night is far superior to ours. When I would be fearful of not knowing which way camp was, my husband's kind voice would remind me to let my horse find the way and all is well. I don't like the dark, it's disorienting and holds some childhood fears. As we navigated the miles back to our tent, I often felt a sense of comfort in the ability of my horse to take such good care of me. When we rode into camp, after tying up the horses, the first thing we did was light the lanterns. This was my favorite part, Lighting up the darkness, feeling relief and calm. Much can be said about the Light of God in my life. I see it as awareness, calm comfort, illuminating the way forward. Not much can be changed in me until I shine God's Light on what is troubling me. "I am training you to practice Peace that overpowers darkness." Just as I came to depend on my horse, I have come to depend on the collective wisdom in my 12 step experiences and the Light from God that shines on my current circumstances. "We know only a little. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us." Page 164 big book AA
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