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The dark night of soul is perhaps most pivotal moment in every healer's life. Until you embrace that which is deeply hidden within yourself, you can not take your full and complete self into your sacred work. If you deny darkness within, you deny yourself chance for real healing, real balance, real peace, and real change. It is in our darkness that we lick wounds we've been dealt and its in darkness that we find fortitude and strength to carry on regardless of other people's opinions of us. It's in darkness that angels come and show us that we are not alone. The shaman's journey is into darkness where man keeps his secrets and his power.
The battle between light and dark is a cruel lie that was taught to us just like battle between men and women. One is not better than other. One is not more important or more holy then other. Masculine energy versus feminine energy is not a battle to be fought, but comparison of two gifts held within each of us. The light and darkness are same way. Do not turn your backs on each other over gender and do not turn your back on gift of darkness just because some leaders long ago told you things that were not quite true. The darkness is no more evil then women are. The darkness is simply another piece of game of life to be explored and experienced.
Do not think that I am advocating evil behaviors or that I'm saying you should worship Satan. I believe that karma will kick you in head if you are mean or hateful towards others. I believe that boomerang always comes back and you get whatever you dished out. I'm simply advocating exploration and appreciation of darkness. Remember that stars sit in a black night sky. There is so much more darkness up there then there is light. Remember laying out under those stars on a warm summer night and contemplating humanity's place in universe. Beautiful amazing inner reflection happens in dark. Find balance between two and learn to be whole within both. Do not assume that you know enough to judge any one color or shade as superior or inferior to another. It is same with colors of energy as it is with souls of men. Love them all for they are all pieces of yourself.
Copyright 2004, Skye Thomas, Tomorrow's Edge
Skye Thomas is the CEO of Tomorrow's Edge, an Internet leader in inspiring leaps of faith. Her books, articles, and astrological forecasts have inspired people of all ages and faiths to recommit themselves to the pursuit of happiness. To read more of her articles and to sign up to receive her free weekly newsletter, go to www.TomorrowsEdge.net. To download free previews of her books, go to www.SkyeThomas.com.