In This Light You See Light: A Guided Meditation for Parsha Bo

21. The Lord said to Moses, “Stretch forth your hand toward the heavens, and there will be darkness over the land of Egypt, and the darkness will become darker.”
22. So Moses stretched forth his hand toward the heavens, and there was thick darkness over the entire land of Egypt for three days.
23. They did not see each other, and no one rose from his place for three days, but for all the children of Israel there was light in their dwellings.

Imagine that you are in a room in your home
A room that has a door
And the door is closed
Your favorite room
The room you feel safest in
A room where nothing changes
And nothing challenges
And you sit in this room
And look around you
And you see that the room is dark
Very dark
That the safety of the room has taken all the color out of the room
Because this room is the room of Tevat
Where the darkness becomes darker
And the days grow short
And you do not see what you do not want to see
And you are safe
And warm
But you are blind
Sit in this blind safety for a moment
Now in this safe dark room, you look towards the door
And you see a sliver of light coming from under the door
Imagine that you rise up and walk to the door
And you open the door
And you see that outside this safe room
It is winter
Everything is covered in snow
But you are in the dark room,
This narrow place
So you leave the room
You are outside in a beautiful winter meadow
Covered in snow
And you have your winter clothes on now
So you are warm
But the ground is covered with whiteness
And the light is bright
And the trees surrounding the meadow have no leaves
But the light is magnificent
It is now Sh’vat
It’s still cold
You can’t pretend it’s spring
You must see things as they are
You must wear warm clothes
But the days are growing longer
When the world seems most devoid of life
You can see the future
Someday there will be spring
But not yet
Not in this snow-covered meadow

You see the beauty and the cold
You see the truth
You are with the One-ness
In the beautiful winter light
And in this light, you see light
Ki Imcha m’kor chayim
B’Orcha, n’rey or
For with You is the Source of Life 
In Your light do we see light

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