Return of the Light
If it wasn’t for the darkness, we wouldn’t see the star-lit night.
When we fall into the dark and drama-filled times in our own lives, it feels like we will never get through them. It can seem like a long day’s journey into the night, with no way out.
In ancient times, people living in cold and harsh conditions were not sure they would live through the winter. They stored their harvest and smoked their meat. Still, survival was not assured.
This is the common human experience. When we experience dark times, we wonder if we will find our way through.
Almost all spiritual traditions celebrate “the return of the light” in some way. It is a universal celebration because it signals a time for learning, transforming, and becoming new again.
You may not always love the darkness. As a Creator, though, you can still appreciate the lessons embedded in the cycle of darkness and light. As the saying goes, “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.”
This is a time to pause and celebrate who you are as a Creator and acknowledge that all people are Creators, whether they act like it or know it. You and each person are sacred sources of goodness despite the appearance, sometimes, of stressful external circumstances.
This time of year is a time of celebration. It is a time to pause and to have faith that the light will return. We invite you to trust your own cycle of darkness and light. In this trust, you will find an inner lightness that illuminates your way.