“When you are the end of your rope, tie a know and hold on. When you think you are at the end of your journey, reach out your hand and someone will meet you there.” – Emily Stroia, Into the Light
I know the darkness like an old friend who comes to haunt me when I start falling into old belief patterns. I know the darkness like a wave that I have been submerged under and also conquered.
The darkness is there to show us how far we can go down the rabbit hole or climb up it. It is there to show us our edge.
Our minds are powerful guides that can take us on a journey of destruction or resilience.
For me I have experienced both.
I know that the path of sabotage and destruction has only made me feel worse. Resilience when life knocks me down reminds me that I am greater than my circumstance. I am greater than the darkness.
Finding your way through the darkness requires faith.
Faith that there is a silver lining somewhere.
If you can’t find it relentlessly create it.
Make art from the darkness.
Let the chaos serve a purpose that is healthy.
Move your body. Let music carry your emotions.
We have two choices.
We can fall to the power of our fear or let the fear has it’s voice and keep going.
Like any thing in life if we want it we can push through.
The darkness can be a friend, a gift, an opportunity to see life from all perspectives.
My favorite quote, “But without the darkness we cannot see the stars”.
I have realized that without my story I wouldn’t be the light I am.
We are never alone. The universe supports us in all things.