Darkness

 

 Dark is defined as:

– with little or no light
– hidden from knowledge, mysterious
– ignorant, unenlightened
– of a period of time or situation characterized by tragedy, unhappiness, or unpleasantness

Also, a dark night of the soul may be called a dark night because:

– situations happen that goes against our shoulds, wished, identities and identifications
– wounds, trauma or other unpleasant experiences surface
– there is a darkening of our faculties – the will, intellect, morals etc.
– what’s really happening, what it does with us, is obscure and hidden

In darkness, and especially a dark night of the soul, there is an invitation to recognize the apparent darkness as also the divine.

Any content of consciousness is consciousness itself. It’s all awakeness. It’s all already Spirit, the divine. Any ideas of light or dark are words and images, a temporary overlay which may be held as real and true, or recognized as words and images.

Any reaction in us, including the apparently “dark” ones, is from love and is love. Fear, anger, sadness, grief, wounds, trauma is all from love and is love. It’s all confused love. (In recognizing this, there is a healing of our relationship with it, it’s allowed to be as it is, and – even if this is secondary – it may even heal in a conventional sense.)

Any situation that goes against our shoulds, hopes or identities brings us face-to-face with what’s left in us, our remaining identifications. It’s an invitation to examine these. To give it all over to the divine. To live from authenticity. To find love for what’s here. To recognize it as love, awakeness, and Spirit. There is also an invitation here to deepen as a human being, in humility, receptivity and gratitude. There is an invitation to see, love and feel the universality of this. And there is an invitation for each of the three centers to open and deepen further, seeing all as the divine (head), loving all as the divine and love (heart), feeling all as the divine (belly).

There is also an invitation here for rest, as in a physical night. To rest with and as what is. To find patience. To find a deeper trust in life and the divine.

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– dark night – (a) against our shoulds, identities, (b) wounds, trauma surfaces, (c) rest, as in a physical night, (d) obscure, hidden
– conventional language – similar, (a) hidden, (b) ignorant, unenlightened, (c) time characterized by unhappiness, tragedy etc.
– see the divine in/as the dark
— (a) initially, see it all as the divine, see it “over there” as the divine
— (b) then, see it all as the divine, including when it’s here, and also feel it as the divine
(c) examine closely, (i) all awareness/awakeness/consciousness, (ii) any reaction in us (anger, fear etc.) from love, is love, (iii) any situations against our shoulds brings us face-to-face with our shoulds, identifications, what’s left, invitation to examine, to give over to the divine, to live from authenticity, receptivity, to find love for what’s here, to recognize it as love, awakeness, spirit

– how spirit works within us in a dark night, and at any other time, is obscure and hidden from us ***

Any situation that goes against our shoulds, hopes or identities brings us face-to-face with what’s left in us, our remaining identifications. It’s an invitation to examine these. To give it all over to the divine. To live from authenticity. To find love for what’s here. To recognize it as love, awakeness, and Spirit. There is also an invitation here to deepen as a human being, in humility, receptivity and gratitude. And for each of the three centers to open and deepen further, seeing all as the divine (head), loving all as the divine and love (heart), feeling all as the divine (belly).

Any situation that goes against our shoulds, hopes or identities brings us face-to-face with what’s left in us, our remaining identifications. It’s an invitation to examine these. To give it all over to the divine. To live from authenticity. To find love for what’s here. To recognize it as love, awakeness, and Spirit. There is also an invitation here to deepen as a human being, in humility, receptivity and gratitude. There is an invitation to see, love and feel the universality of this. And there is an invitation for each of the three centers to open and deepen further, seeing all as the divine (head), loving all as the divine and love (heart), feeling all as the divine (belly).

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dark
därk/
adjective
adjective: dark; comparative adjective: darker; superlative adjective: darkest
  1. 1.
    with little or no light.
    “it’s too dark to see much”
    synonyms: blackpitch-black, jet-black, inkyMore
antonyms: bright
  • hidden from knowledge; mysterious.
    “a dark secret”
    synonyms: mysterioussecrethiddenconcealed, veiled, covertclandestine;More

  • archaic
    ignorant; unenlightened.
    “he is dark on certain points of scripture”
  • (of a theater) closed; not in use.
    “on Tuesdays he’d wait tables because the theater was dark”

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