Darkness is simply the absence of light
Like most people, I feel uncomfortable with the dark side of humanity, because its seat is within me. It's manifestation occurs in my mind. This has become a central theme in my work with clients and yoga students this year.
I’ve noticed it in my daughter’s artwork just this week. It is as though she is absorbing and processing the energy around her in the material world, which she has always intuitively done. The current theme is darkness, and specifically, dark spirits.
She has spent several hours a day on this latest passion. Though she has no need to explain them, and oftentimes doesn't know why she has drawn them, she does rush to show them to me, as though she knows my soul will understand her soul.
As my daughter and I shine light on her dark depictions, the story unfolds. It changes. The dark spirits die, they are reborn, they commune with other dark spirits, and extinguish themselves yet again.
I accept that darkness is part of the universal order. But therein lies the prize. Dark spirits are, at best, the absence of light. They can not be sustained, but rather, point all of us back toward the light. They too are angels, only those that have turned away from the great Love and Wisdom of all that is. We can truly be grateful for their place in the Divine order.
Why does a soul turn away from Love and Wisdom? Perhaps we, as Spiritual beings living a human experience, can help one another with this question.
As Ram Dass says so beautifully, "We are all just walking each other home".
With Great Love,
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