What if this darkness
Is the end,
And her voice will not cry
And her thoughts will not hum
In her head,
Pushing out the flowers instead,
©Ashley Castle Barnes
I’m not a fan of “toxic positivity” where we turn every uncomfortable feeling into to something comfortable. It’s bypassing and it’s icky.
But also, when the uncomfortable, worried feelings arise, I don’t want to linger there either.
It would be easy to do, because there is so much to worry about. Family, the holidays, the world in general.
So when the words coming in sound like darkness, I look for where they are also pointing to the light.
Where does worry shine a light on what’s important?
Where does sadness shine a light on what is loved?
Where does anger shine a light on where there is unresolved grief?
When it feels things are piling up, where can I ground more into reality?
Coincidentally, a contact posted a meme this morning that illuminated how things seem to fall apart before they get better.
“If a lot is crumbling right now you are making the space for more light to enter. Trust this.”
And so it is.
How are you looking for the light today?