Today’s the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge is pausing at the letter F, and I’m here to welcome fulgor.
Fulgor is defined as “splendor; dazzling brightness; a brilliant light.”
I’ve just come back from an annual retreat/gathering with a small group of beautiful friends and I have to say fulgor was my constant companion during my time away.
It started on the airplane where I saw luminous clouds unlike any I’d seen before. The place we stay is on a bluff overlooking a deep valley and every year at some point during our visit we have a magnificent thunder storm. The lightning this year was extraordinary. I always delight in the night sky as well – being so far away from the light pollution of a major metropolitian area is an exquisite treat. This year, our stay was during the waning nearing dark moon and the stars were brighter and more vivid than ever. They both woke me up and became incorporated into my dreams. The land is part of the crystal beds and so of course we were surrounded by fabulous crystals in all their dazzling beauty. But equally important to all the natural fulgor I experienced, was the brilliance of the group of women I gathered with. We were on fire this year, co-creating magic and all manner of wonderfulness. I truly felt like I was in a field of bright dazzling light. How does it get any better than that?
Of course transitioning back to a more ordinary routine after a peak experience can be a bit bumpy, but I feel ilke I still have so much to unpack from the retreat that my heart, mind and body are still very much refreshed, rejuvenated, and inspired. And when I walked into my office this morning I laughed as I glanced at one of my walls, it was all sparkly and splendid. I think from now on I’ll refer to it as a wall of fulgor.
Here’s what I know for sure. Fulgor exists all around us and we can add our own brilliant light to the mix. I want to live in a world where we are all shining brightly.
What about you? Where have you been noticing fulgor? What bright light has been lighting your heart? Do tell – you know I love to hear.