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this is for my lunar souls 🌙
darkness has been a theme that has kept coming up for me in big ways this week. if you have been around for awhile, you may remember that in 2016, I finally learned to embrace and love the darkness, my darkness. I had a therapist tell me that my darkness was both the root of my pain and also my greatest strength. I have had seasons years of my life that are completely black in my mind. everything was dark and I was just barely getting through every day. it was a painful and scary way to live.
I read “Learning to Walk in The Dark” by Barbara Brown Taylor years ago which planted the seed for my three-year schooling on darkness. instead of trying to get out of the darkness, I found small, dim, hopeful lights (kitten purrs, poems, long soul-versations, family, paint, gazes of hope) and learned to walk in it. now, I need my darkness as much as I need the light. I actually get angry when the time changes and I don’t get too see as much night.
I have had quite a few of you reach out in ‘darkness’ recently and I need you to know that you don’t have to wait for darkness to leave for you to heal. if you do, you never will find life. we can learn to walk, my love.
I hope this is a small lantern for you the light the way to the next lamp on the path. I promise it is possible, I promise it is worth it.
keep walking honey, keep walking.
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