“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12, KJV).
A Fiery Cauldron
When does a trader walk in darkness? When a trader thinks trading is solely about the money and not spiritual development. Jesus wants you to develop your soul, and trading is the perfect fiery cauldron for soul development. There are few better places to experience an extreme intensity of emotion. Emotions are not your enemy but the engine of your transformation. If you can learn to sit in the emotional fire and not get burned, then this fire can transform into the light of life.
“On the psychological level, the growth of consciousness is vital to the individuation process. All insight into one’s inner processes, as well as into the meaning of life in its larger sense, brings the light, and all insight is a product of the light. This in turn brings an increase in life” (Mystical Christianity: A Psychological Commentary on the Gospel of John by John A. Sanford, p.181).
Emotions can be your allies. Using your mind to rigidly control them can be counterproductive. Allow your inner diamond to be born of the intense friction. Then you will be following Jesus by birthing light into life.