Last week I wrote about how we are entering a month-long intimate spiritual inquiry— are you feeling this celestial-fusion as strongly as I am?
After devouring every morsel of the Easter break with family & friends, I dedicated a little time/space to sit with the energy of this moment and feel into her offerings. Dreaming, curiosity, awe, self-reflection and contemplation are many of my go-to ‘tools’ to help navigate this thing called life— thank you Prince!
My wandering had me contemplate ‘Darkness’ and how as a society we have relegated all things Dark to the naughty corner. Darkness has become synonymous with wicked, evil and… well… dark! Even our language has positioned darkness to be associated with ignorance, concealment, fear, death, secrecy and void of intellectual intelligence. You know, ‘they are so in the dark!’.
We use phrases that describe a persons energy as dark, the black sheep of the family, or a person falls into peril during their dark night of the soul. The black widow is a proverbial killer, black humour is morbid comedy, bad things can happen after dark, and we yearn to find the light at the end of the dark tunnel.
All this reflection on darkness had me thinking… are we inadvertently running away from the dark in order to feel like we are good people? Could our ‘running toward the light’ actually be escapism? Does our perpetual dopamine hit of all things light create disharmony in life’s natural Yin-Yang balance?
Dehydrated of Light
Whilst pop-culture, novels and cinema sell us the concept that darkness is the breeding ground of the villainous— what if we chose to experience darkness in a new light? Pun intended 🙂
Rather than label politicians, health agencies, philanthropists and you know WHO as the epitome of all things dark & iniquitous, maybe, just maybe, we could change the label we place upon these characters in the story. Rather than experiencing them as gruesomely dark, could they simply be dehydrated of light?
It may at first appear like semantics with words, however words and our attachment to their meaning (conscious & subconscious) all vibrate energy and contribute to not only how we experience life individually, but also the weaving of the collective.
For-instance, do ‘evil’ people do bad things because they are dark, or is it because they are lacking light? Is dark like an empty glass— if you are running on empty your choices may come from a limited consciousness, but if you are full to the brim & overflowing you are alive with possibility and awe for life?
This can be a challenging narrative at first… but it does beg the question, why do we deem the dark as being so devilishly bad?
What if we loved the Dark ?
Darkness can be a most magical birthplace. Humans spend 9 months in the darkness of their Mother’s womb before birthing to the light of day. And it is in darkness that we witness the majesty of the night sky, the twinkle of stars and the motion of our Milky Way Galaxy across the horizon.
Through the deep dark layers of the Earth, the mycelium— natures super highway, runs energy through her matrix— Mother Nature’s intelligence that far surpasses the limitations of the Human Mind. All this in the dark. Fungi truly is fantastic!
Maybe hell is not dark at all, but rather an empty vessel we ‘put’ ourselves until we accept the invitation of light ?
As night falls, darkness prompts the pineal gland to produce Melatonin which puts us into a place of quiet wakefulness in preparation for sleep. Eyes closed, in the dark of our consciousness— we dream through the dimensions of creation— creatively confronting some of our deepest fears and seeking with our oracle selves. Darkness can certainly be our cherished confidante & allied friend.
And this from Clarissa Pinkola Estés – ‘Women Who Run With The Wolves’…
The things that women reclaim are often their own voice, their own values, their imagination, their clairvoyance, their stories, their ancient memories. If we go for the deeper, and the darker, and the less known we will touch the bones.
Recalibrating – the Light & Dark
Darkness is an integral part of life. It’s one-half of the Sacred Geometrical creations of Metatron’s Cube, and the Yin-Yang. And incidentally— Yin (dark) is the Feminine counter-part to the Yang (light) Masculine vibration.
Rather than avoid the dark and its inherent gifts, maybe we invite in light to bring clarity to a situation/person/event/problem— in order to regain harmony, balance & facilitate healing?
With world separation, and the canyon between the two tribes ‘the good guys’ & the ‘bad guys’ growing deeper & wider by the day, could our own internal Yin-Yang balance make a difference? Could this be the access point to a space of infinite possibilities ?
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