Too often, darkness is shown to us as something to be feared. We are told that we must be a light in the darkness. No-one tells us that as spiritual beings; it may also be desirable to allow ourselves the luxury of being blanketed by the wintry dark.
Dwelling in darkness allows us to deeply be, at one, with what is. In warm, wooly no-thingness, we can allow ourselves to return to the wild spirit of our inner terrain. We can enter a place of deep awe and become fully present with presence.
To go deeper, we choose to cease to see darkness as something to be feared. Instead, we breathe in deeply of the dark, and take it in.
As humans, we need to understand that dwelling in darkness is necessary. This state of being allows us to nurture the deepest, unseen essence of ourselves. The dark nurtures us, seeps into our bodies, until it is the right time to emerge again into the light.
The dark which nurtures us also feeds what needs to be fed. Like compost in the garden, the dark is a type of nutrient that warms and feeds our soul’s roots so that it can grow. When the new growth is ready, it will push its way through to the surface. This is the first, quiet step toward manifestation, allowing our dreams and desires to incubate until the way forward is revealed.
Remember, we dwell safely in darkness in the womb before we travel the birth canal to arrive into the waiting arms of the mother.
This Winter Solstice, I invite you to allow the darkest night and those that follow to nurture you until you feel ready to re-emerge.
The days and nights between Winter Solstice and Epiphany are meant to be a time of deep renewal. Now is an excellent time to heal, destress, and allow. When we dwell in darkness, we cannot help but turn toward the light.
Love and light,