What If…


What if just for today I decide to look for what is good and true and beautiful in the world?

What if I choose over and over again to turn toward what is positive, life affirming. Toward that which brings warmth and openness?

What if I lovingly and gently redirect my attention in the direction of what is good about my life, the world, my neighbour – myself?

What if I choose to bring compassion, kindness and love into my day… if I quietly introduce them to fear, dread and anxiety… to the knots in my stomach, the swirling thoughts of not enough and lack, the crazy yammering of mind that circle like vultures, feeding on death and the fictitious future worry of doom?


What if I turn off the news, the Facebook feed, the clamour for my attention and focus on what is here. Now. Right in front of me?

What if I intentionally gaze with curiosity? How much can I find right in front of my eyes that is pleasing ? What can I see that brings rest, ease, reverence?

What if I turn that gaze inward and do the same? Look myself in the eyes and see my own inner beauty? The kindness, compassion, fierceness and love I give to others and fully – yes FULLY receive these for myself?

What if just for today I choose to gaze with the eyes of love and gently bring myself back to this when I wander?


What if you joined me? And shared the gift of what you see with others?

The clouds, the sky. Trees. The magic promise of new fallen snow.

Your child’s smile. The weight of the cat, purring in your lap. The devotion and unconditional love of your dog. The kindness of the stranger holding open the door for you. A meeting of eyes and more.

Your own amusement and laughter.

The miracle of electricity, running hot and cold water at the turn of a knob or the flick of a switch. Feet that carry you, hands that can touch and feel. The warmth and welcome comfort of bed and pillow at the end of the day.


What would you discover?

What would the quality of your day be? What would your effect on yourself, your life, the world be?

Nothing fancy. Simply a quiet turning towards.

What if…?


Will you join me…

In lighting a candle in the darkness.

In spending time each morning to fill yourself from the well.

In expressing your light.

In sharing with me and with others.

I am turning on the light. Every morning. Inside and out.

Will you join me?


There is strength, power and wisdom in numbers.

In my exploration of the Light, my commitment to Illumination in my own life and to sharing that with others –  I invite you to stand with me in this experience.  To create a powerful luminous and connected ribbon of light and love.

To reach within ourselves FIRST to dispel the darkness of fear, the sourness of hatred, the inner conflict of war and battle so that you and I may strongly BE the beacons of light that we are. So each of us may carry that light within our minds and hearts as we go about the day, in our circles of influence, our lives.

I will be writing for the next month in the morning darkness at least five times a week, sharing inspiration and Illumination on fostering, nurturing, connecting to and experiencing your own luminous Light. Because I want to. Because I need to. Beacuse I feel called to.

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I would be honoured to have you by my side.

Will you join me?

If you are already receiving this in your inbox via email then you are good to go – Nothing else to do.

If not – you can join me right here

Pass it on.

In Light. In Love. In Presence.



IMG_7209 copyMelani Marx is a guidess, mentor, teacher, healer, entrepreneur and joyful creative being. She is the author of the Daily Essence Divination Deck and the creator of the Every Day Joy e-course. Melani reflects back to folks the Essence of who they truly are. She supports them in finding clarity and living their deepest, most joyful and abundant Soul-aligned Purpose right here, in 3-D, on our beautiful planet – Earth.

All photo credits: Melani Marx

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