A current New Moon meditation introduced up a deep perception into the connection between gentle and darkness. These ideas could look like esoteric and unrelated to reinvention and development nevertheless it’s not.
After the meditation a thought got here to me; “To be able to maintain extra gentle, one should be unafraid to expertise extra darkness”.
Fearing the (flying) gentle
In my homeland of Curaçao, fireflies are a rarity, not like all those I noticed in Costa Rica on the age of six whereas on trip with my household. As soon as, whereas taking part in late on the playground close to the jungle the fireflies emerged.
Triggering an amazing concern 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 and so they scared me shitless.
In the course of the meditation, I used to be led to think about fireflies within the standard manner I might take into consideration them as we speak; as magical innocent creatures that gentle up the sky. Which is the alternative of how I considered them at six years outdated.
To see fireflies, it must be darkish. The darker it’s, the better it’s to see them. However how does this philosophy translate into sensible phrases? How can we combine this precept into our pursuit of targets and function?
Simple, this philosophy urges us to acknowledge that setbacks, failures, and discomfort will not be detours however integral parts 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 folks.
They’re extra vulnerable to challenges, hatred, opposition, and failure. In distinction, not pursuing success and development means staying in a single’s consolation zone.
Everyone knows that to succeed one must be snug being uncomfortable. Nevertheless, most individuals are unaware that that is what’s holding them again.
They’re so used to avoiding and pushing by means of their emotions. Particularly if it means coping with “adverse feelings”. Their concern of the darkness is what holds them again from experiencing the sunshine that they’re craving.
On the similar time, generally 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 concern of success and the concern of failure are totally different sides of the identical coin.
To expertise extra success and development, one should have the ability to totally embrace the darkness. To dissolve the concern of the darkness. To turn out to be utterly unafraid of the attainable challenges which will come.
“You’ll concern the darkness solely to the extent that you just your self will not be offering gentle.” — Marianne Williamson
Pushing by means of will not be the reply
Pushing by means of or ignoring fears, nevertheless, works counterproductive. It could work for some time however finally, it’s going to come again and chunk you within the ass. Dealing with fears by means of mindset work works.
Understanding that concern is an emotion, that our our bodies maintain on to those feelings, and having the ability to alchemize these feelings into one thing constructive is a next-level expertise. It really permits anybody to carry extra gentle and be unafraid of the darkness. In essence, it permits us to develop our consolation zone.
The simple manner out
All of us need the simple manner 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 in style and it’s uncomfortable.
It’s the darkness that we have to stroll by means of to get to the sunshine. Generally with a number of religion whereas there’s nonetheless no sight of the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel.
Sensible instruments to dissolve the concern
Feelings are saved in our physique like muscle reminiscence. Even when it’s a one-time occasion it may 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 crucial. Issues like Breathwork, EFT Tapping, shaking, Yoga, and meditation work properly. 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 also can activate our instinct. In spite of everything, it was a meditation that introduced in regards to 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, we’ve the facility to find deep insights and interior power once we embrace the shadows inside us.
In our pursuit of larger targets, let’s remember the fact that our skill to shine brighter is tied to our braveness to journey by means of the darkness.