Darkness and Light
Over the past many years I’ve wandered into the exploration of human darkness to discover it in myself and everyone I’ve met with rare exception. In this exploration I’ve also discovered the amazing and seemingly infinite power of the light we all have flowing in, around and through us with and without our awareness. What follows is an awakening I experienced on a deserted beach along Lake Michigan. To understanding it you’ll have to use the intuitive, conceptual, spacial and creative side of your bicameral mind as your rational, linear, analytical and logical brain won’t be able to compute it. . .
I sit in the darkness wondering at the sights, sounds and subtleties I miss in each life giving breath that breathes me. I see the pin pricks of light in the infinitely dark sky inviting expansion beyond my present mind’s eye. I let go the collective inertia of humanity’s old consciousness that keeps me stuck in misconstrued and outdated doctrines, dogmas and constricted conditioning; stuck in the muck. I listen to the rhythmic music of the gently lapping waves; to the silence behind the silence of pure energy letting go the hard penetrating gaze. I wonder as I begin to wander through infinity, an ever expanding maze. . .
The dome of the sky envelopes me and you and everything in a universe that’s so vast I wonder how I can feel a part of it. The fire flies blinking on and off alert me to the ever present light of Life in every darkness within my body and beyond. I somehow feel this light radiating from an unseen power in the heart of my being and belonging, bringing infinite Life here and now in this awakening moment of truth. . .
How can this grain of sand, me, you, this earth ball, solar system and the billion trillion stars be here? Infinite power? Infinite darkness? Infinite Light? Infinite Being? Infinite consciousness? Infinite communion and interconnectivity? How can it be and why?
I lay back, close my eyes and in the closing there’s an opening to the vastness of the night light, radiant and blinding light beyond words, beyond cognition, beyond reason, into the mystery and wonder of this brilliant light within the darkness of the night. Here there’s no fight, no fright, no might makes right; only the radiant light that lifts my soul in flight, light as a feather connected to everything that is, was and ever shall be. . .
All dualities dissolve into this unity, this electromagnetic energy flowing through the sign of infinity. All movement and stillness, ebbing and flowing, growing and showing the story of creation and destruction, beginnings and endings, comings and goings. Days go by, years and eons of time and still, here we are inside our guiding star of conscious evolution, a novel solution within and beyond our confusion. . .
Courage and compassion rustle in the breeze, calling us gently to live with ease. Inspired and willing to love and discover reverence wherever I look; a revelation from Life and Light writing a new book. Serenity and joyful bliss, how could I miss this powerful radiance ever present in our midst?
The scene shifts and I’m back on the beach again listening to the waves. I open my eyes to see the fog rolling in, creating a haze. Getting up I and walk softly into the night, gently bringing this new inner light with a gleam in my eye and deeper understanding of the light in the sky. A new way to connect, never for forget. All together, interconnectivity, infinitely free. Exploring and discovering, braving and empowering, living within the darkness and light, ever present creativity. Life, an ineffable and illuminating Mystery. . .
- Over the next week or so, take a journey into the night if you can. Get away from the energies of the city and experience the darkness and light of the night sky. Look and listen to what it might reveal to you. . .
- Go to bed a half hour early a few nights this week and rest in the darkness of your inner room. Explore the darkness within your ego. Listen to your monkey mind for awhile then quiet it by closing your eyes and envisioning a light showing up between your closed eyes. Rest there for awhile and feel the presence of a quiet inner power…
- While in your day to day movements, stop when you can, close your eyes and awaken to your inner light. It’s always here. It doesn’t come and go from you. You come and go from it. Relax and reconnect to your inner light. You can also place your hand over your heart and or solar plexus to experience the pulse of an inner radiant energy within. Be patient with yourself. It takes a bit of practice to connect. Calm and Center…