Don’t Just SEE the Light, BE the Light

Don’t Just SEE the Light, BE the Light

Don't just SEE the light, BE the light


Most of us who are on a spiritual journey are familiar with the phrase “I’ve seen the light”, as in, “the light at the end of the tunnel” or “the light” in general. But what is “the light” exactly, and what “good” does it do us?

To be clear, for the purposes of this post, I am not referring to “the light” that many who have had Near Death Experiences claim to have seem at the end of the so-called “tunnel”, nor am I eluding to Near Death Experiences in general. What I am referring to is “the light” that we spiritual types commonly use to describe a state of enlightenment or illumination, whereby we have allegedly attained a certain level of knowledge or spiritual wisdom that the majority of people do not seem to possess.

What “good” does “seeing” this “light” do us, in and of itself? In other words, what “good” does enlightenment or illumination do for us, if all we do is attain it?

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My take is that it does us no “good” at all. Furthermore, it does no one else any “good”, either, because it’s like Christopher McCandless of “Into the Wild” legend wrote in one of his books, shortly before he died in the Alaskan wilderness, while on a very similar spiritual journey to the one that you and I are currently on, happiness is only real if it is shared. Likewise, knowledge and spiritual wisdom is only “good” if it is shared, and, as a matter of fact, knowledge only becomes wisdom when/if it is applied or put to “good” use, as opposed to assimilated or kept to one’s self.

To quote a mantra that was gifted to me during meditation this morning, if you want to put the “light” you “see” to “good” use, either for yourself or to the benefit of others, then don’t just SEE the light, BE the light.


In other words, don’t just put your spiritual money where your physical mouth is, but use your mouth (or hands) to enlighten others and illuminate their lives–to share what you know and thereby spread the seeds of your knowledge so that they, too, can grow to be as wise and enlightened as we’d all like to believe we are.

It is not enough to read a book, find a particularly profound passage or phrase that truly speaks to our hearts, and then turn around and keep it to ourselves. We must strive to take the knowledge and wisdom we glean from our everyday experiences and transfer it or at least make it available to the unenlightened among us who have found themselves upon the very same path that we once walked to get to where we are today.

For me, this meant creating my list of The 15 best Law of Attraction Books for Manifesting and posting it publicly on this website for the entire world to see. It means sharing the knowledge I glean from the due diligence (a.k.a. research) I do into the stocks I’m interested in on my Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts every day, as well as on my new energy news site,, and on my Lithium Lovers Facebook page. It means telling others about the teachings of Jesus, William Walker Atkinson, Hermes Trismegistus, et. al. any chance I get.

That said, it does not mean “giving pearls to swine” or, in more modern and less metaphorical language, giving advice to others who don’t ask for it, sticking my nose where it doesn’t belong, or going out of my way to get other people to understand my philosophy or apply it in their lives. Indeed, to engage in such activity would be to violate the free will of others, an act which, in my humble opinion, is the greatest act of spiritual sin we can possibly commit.

As they say, we can lead a horse to water, but we can’t make him drink, and in the same way, we can show others the light (that is, the truth, or the way to it), but we can’t make them “see” it, let alone BE it, nor should be attempt to. Instead, we should simply endeavor to take what we know, “put it out there” in whatever way we see fit to do so (whether that’s through a website like this one, social media, or perhaps a book, a private conversation, or a public presentation), and then allow the Law of Attraction and Repulsion to do its thing and bring to us the people we can help (and who desire our help), while simultaneously casting away those we cannot.

By doing this, we won’t be simply “seeing” the light, but embodying it and, in so doing, lighting up the lives of countless others who depend on “enlightened” types like us to lead them to it. Just like the “enlightened” ones that came before us did for us.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to be here today! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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Author: Cory Groshek

Cory Groshek is the founder and CEO of Greener Bay Compost, Green Bay, Wisconsin's only Curbside Compost Pickup Service, which he founded in July 2021. He is also an author/blogger, battery metals investor, & founder of personal growth and development brand He has also written a middle-grade children's book, 'Breaking Away: Book One of the Rabylon Series', which was published in December 2016.

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