Darkness has always been associated with the scary, frightening or evil. The light, on the other hand, seems to represent goodness, comfort and ease.
Mind Key writer, Rebecca Godina sums it up in her blog Embrace the Dark, when she said: “We have been taught to fear the dark. After all, our myths inform us that is where the monsters lurk.”
But what of those peaceful moments at night? Those sweet dreams, or midnight trysts?
Destruction is often represented by darkness, Rebecca said, and destruction represents change, and change can be scary. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
“Imagine how much more painful the process of transformation would be if it was done in the full light of day,” Rebecca said.
After all, in Three Reasons to Love the Darkness, Tara Ann quotes Anne Frank in saying, “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”
Some of the points Tara makes for loving the dark are the body’s need for darkness to create the sleep-inducing, disease-fighting hormone melatonin, and how the so-called “Dark Ages” spawned huge advances in literature, music, art, architecture, education and more.
“There is no better time than the orange veils of autumn to evaluate (or perhaps reevaluate) the lighter or darker half you need to achieve wholeness,” Tara said.
In this time of great change, indigo children are the souls born to pave pathways through the darkness for future generations. They are considered the spiritual warriors of our time.
In Battling the Darkness as a Spiritual Warrior, Ara MacDonald shares with us some of the astrological implications of being born into the energy of a spiritual warrior.
Being misunderstood, having intense childhood experiences, being labeled troublemakers, rebels or ADD are all examples of warrior initiations of our time, Ara said, particularly those directly related to the spiritual awareness of an indigo child.
“The true warrior energy is about protection of creatures, people and beings that can’t protect themselves, and it’s about defense rather than attack,” Ara said.
As we move into the darkest half of the year, explore the dark and light sides of the human dichotomy by supporting Mind Key’s newest Anthology, “Yin and Yang: The Duality of Balance,” a beautiful, full-color glossy coffee table book great for holiday gift giving today.