Posts tagged Light
Befriending Darkness

We all begin in darkness. A zygote in the eternal mother’s womb. We are sheltered, fed, tended by the dark, all our needs met. We are warm. We are safe. We belong to everything and there is no separation between me and it and her and him and they. There is only what is. But then… we are thrust into the light. A disconnect happens.

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Advent: Living in the Dark

The beginning of Advent is a time to stop and make a choice of how to enter this Holy season.  Many Faith Traditions honor this time of year when the days are short and the calendar page is ready to begin again. The darkest time of the year is an invitation to celebrate and acknowledge the Presence of God in several forms. As a contemplative, the invitation is to dwell in the dark and unknown, the not yet and find new images of God. It’s a call to dwell in the reality of darkness. Darkness has a way of surrounding and causing a sense of coming within. It slows life down and is the invitation to rest.

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