From Darkness to Light Day 17 by Heather Wittman

Guides by Heather Wittman of Wildflower Woman   April brought darkness to my door. Overwhelming my soul with the realities of facing an unknown guest in my physical home, in my body. The Rumi poem says welcome them all, but I thought what a suggestion! How could I welcome this unexpected visitor into my home? …

From Darkness to Light Day 16 by Kathie Arcide

I Get By with a Little Help from… By Kathie Arcide of Chosen Perspectives   Prologue: I have been writing about a particularly dark event and time in my life for many years now…fits and starts and paragraphs and chapters and short stories…over and over… ad nauseum…approaching it every way I can think of… …but …

From Darkness to Light Day 14 by Ana Daksina

Tail of the Bear by Ana Daksina of Timeless Classics   In midst of one of those series of sudden changes by which our personal worlds are cracked open to new possibilities, I found myself in deep consultation with my spirit guides late one night in the woods outside of Leadville, Colorado, asking what actions I …

From Darkness to Light Day 13 by Leigh Gaitskill

The Long and Winding Path by Leigh Gaitskill of Not Just Sassy on the Inside   Before the journey found me back in 1985, I’d been unhappy for a long time. Never comfortable in my own skin from early childhood, I’d grown up neurotic, anxious, snarky, insecure and utterly lacking in self-confidence. By the time …

From Darkness to Light Day 12 by Lee Hamblin

This is Why I Sing by Lee Hamblin of Lee Hamblin, Stories I Have Written   The following piece is about the time when I was doing my Yoga Teacher Training back in 2001 at a retreat centre somewhere among green fields and the beautiful countryside of England. We were in nature, in peace, happily …

From Darkness to Light Day 11 by Aditi Rungta

Even in the Darkness by Aditi Rungta of My Expie!   Even in the darkness, there is light. We might not see everything that is present, but we surely see everything that is necessary. Life is an uncertain package where there are moments that are extremely exuberant and there are moments that bring us down, …

From Darkness to Light Day 10 by Linda Lee Lyberg

The Last Call by Linda Lee Lyberg of Charmed Chaos   Death collects its ransom from the living. February 18,1994. 3AM. The phone beside my bed is ringing. Nothing good ever comes from a call at 3AM and this one is no different. Forcing myself from slumber, I answer. Screaming and yelling on the other …

From Darkness to Light Day 9 by Brianna Hand

Appreciate Those Who Can Handle Walking Around in the Dark by Brianna Hand of Creatively Political & Politically Creative   During the past two years, I’ve fallen down a lot of holes. Some, I didn’t think I would ever be able to get out of, despite it being my own choice that I ended up …

From Darkness to Light Day 8 by Eugene Palmer

The Responsibility Gene by Eugene Palmer   My dad wrote the story of his life about 20 years ago. It told the story of a normal life. Nothing spectacular. Nothing horrible. He just lived his life moving forward. Joining the military, getting married, having kids and grandkids. He lived the “American dream” quietly and responsibly. …

From Darkness to Light Day 7 by Paula Mould

The End of My Wasted Life by Paula Mould of PaulaMould.com   I died on the night of March 6, 2015, shortly after 10 pm. I wasn’t expecting to die that night. I was expecting just more of the same from my life. Dissatisfied in my marriage for so many reasons. Exhausted from running my tech company. …