For me as I consider the return of the light; this year I dwell on the concept of darkness and its place in my life throughout the year. The lessons it has taught me, in my own life journey and my experiences working with my clients.
Evil or unconsciousness is simply a place where the light is inaccessible. When a person or situation comes into our lives, how we react to it says a lot about us. When we do battle with these forces we reclaim part of ourselves that was lost to the darkness either through trauma, hurt or violence. If we blame and condemn the people or situation and try to avoid it; it will search us out again and again like a heat-seeking missile. Only tuned to “our” vibration. This battle and examination must be with ourselves.
From the I Ching a Chinese oracle and book of philosophy.
“In a resolute struggle of the good against evil there are certain rules which should be followed. The resolution must be based on a union of strength and friendliness. Second a compromise with evil is not possible, evil must be openly discredited. Nor must our own passions and shortcomings be glossed over. Finally the struggle with evil must not be carried on directly by force. If evil is branded, it thinks of weapons, and if we do it the favor of fighting against it blow for blow, we lose in the end because thus we ourselves have become entangled in hatred and passion. Therefore it is important to begin at home, to be on guard in our own persons against the faults we have branded. In this way finding no opponent, the sharp edges of the weapons of evil become dulled. Nor should we wrestle with our own problems for the same reason as they become stronger. The best way to fight evil is to make energetic progress in the good.”
Try to understand; why is this coming into my life, what does it say about the broken off parts of me that I haven’t reclaimed and love about myself. What did I discard that was important so long ago. What part of me is in the darkness; am I allowing myself to be human. What can I learn about myself so I can move forward in a positive manner, in a creative manner. The absence of conflict is creativity; a positive moving wave of energy which influences others and heals me.
The December 21st winter solstice is here. This year I have been dwelling on my problems, my demons if you will, the lessons I am here to learn this time around and they have really been in my face in the last six months. Don’t be afraid to face yourself, your inner darkness, the boogeyman if you will; we have to take time and clean out the skeletons every so often so the light can get in there.
A very wise friend counseled me once when I began working as a psychic/healer “Lorraine, always approach every thing you do with the mind of a beginner, then you will be safe. Watch your ego and always keep an eye on it.”
The winter solstice is the promise of the return of the light.