A current New Moon meditation introduced up a deep perception into the connection between gentle and darkness. These ideas might look like esoteric and unrelated to reinvention and progress however it’s not.
After the meditation a thought got here to me; “To be able to maintain extra gentle, one have to be unafraid to expertise extra darkness”.
Fearing the (flying) gentle
In my homeland of Curaçao, fireflies are a rarity, in contrast to all those I noticed in Costa Rica on the age of six whereas on trip with my household. As soon as, whereas enjoying late on the playground close to the jungle the fireflies emerged.
Triggering an amazing worry inside me. I ran to our room and prevented the jungle’s darkness from that day on. I had no concept what the flying lights had been they usually scared me shitless.
Through the meditation, I used to be led to think about fireflies within the typical means I’d take into consideration them right now; as magical innocent creatures that gentle up the sky. Which is the alternative of how I considered them at six years previous.
To see fireflies, it must be darkish. The darker it’s, the simpler it’s to see them. However how does this philosophy translate into sensible phrases? How can we combine this precept into our pursuit of objectives and function?
Straightforward, this philosophy urges us to acknowledge that setbacks, failures, and discomfort will not be detours however integral elements of our journey. Simply as success coexists with challenges, it’s essential to create space for each ends of the spectrum.
Success and its challenges
There’s a proverb in Dutch that interprets to “Tall timber catch extra wind”. Tall timber that rise above the remainder are uncovered to extra parts, together with wind. So it’s with high-ranking profitable individuals.
They’re extra inclined to challenges, hatred, opposition, and failure. In distinction, not pursuing success and progress means staying in a single’s consolation zone.
Everyone knows that to succeed one must be comfy being uncomfortable. Nevertheless, most individuals are unaware that that is what’s holding them again.
They’re so used to avoiding and pushing by their emotions. Particularly if it means coping with “damaging feelings”. Their worry of the darkness is what holds them again from experiencing the sunshine that they’re craving.
On the similar time, typically we’re afraid of the sunshine. Like my expertise with fireflies in Costa Rica. I wasn’t afraid of the darkness, simply the bizarre flying lights. The worry of success and the worry of failure are totally different sides of the identical coin.
To expertise extra success and progress, one should be capable to totally embrace the darkness. To dissolve the worry of the darkness. To turn into utterly unafraid of the attainable challenges that will come.
“You’ll worry the darkness solely to the extent that you simply your self will not be offering gentle.” — Marianne Williamson
Pushing by isn’t the reply
Pushing by or ignoring fears, nevertheless, works counterproductive. It might work for some time however finally, it’ll come again and chunk you within the ass. Going through fears by mindset work works.
Understanding that worry is an emotion, that our our bodies maintain on to those feelings, and with the ability to alchemize these feelings into one thing constructive is a next-level expertise. It actually permits anybody to carry extra gentle and be unafraid of the darkness. In essence, it permits us to develop our consolation zone.
The straightforward means out
All of us need the simple means out. It’s straightforward! Not many perceive how going through our feelings, makes issues a lot simpler. That’s as a result of it isn’t straightforward on the floor. We’re not taught to do it, it’s not well-liked and it’s uncomfortable.
It’s the darkness that we have to stroll by to get to the sunshine. Generally with quite a lot of religion whereas there’s nonetheless no sight of the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel.
Sensible instruments to dissolve the worry
Feelings are saved in our physique like muscle reminiscence. Even when it’s a one-time occasion it could possibly keep within the physique. Particularly if it’s a traumatic expertise. Our our bodies maintain on to feelings like this to guard us from experiencing uncomfortable emotions.
To launch what’s within the physique, Somatic therapeutic modalities are needed. Issues like Breathwork, EFT Tapping, shaking, Yoga, and meditation work nicely. Somatic therapeutic modalities are something that bypasses the thoughts to go straight to the physique.
Which not solely can dissolve the fears within the physique however can even activate our instinct. In any case, it was a meditation that introduced concerning the philosophy on which this whole article relies.
Being unafraid of the darkness
The dance between darkness and light-weight is woven into the very material of our being. Similar to fireflies casting their enchanting gentle into the evening, now we have the facility to find deep insights and inside power once we embrace the shadows inside us.
In our pursuit of larger objectives, let’s needless to say our potential to shine brighter is tied to our braveness to journey by the darkness.