From Darkness to Light Day 22 by Kaleigh Distaffen

It’s Not Yours to Carry by Kaleigh Distaffen of the Kaleigh Distaffen blog   As I write this, I’m sitting in front of the altar in the sanctuary of my church—the church I attend and the church where I work. Twenty-four hours ago, I told a pastor and close friend that there are some days …

From Darkness to Light Day 21 by Lin Rose

Phoenix Rising — Rekindling the Will to Live by Lin Rose / May 2019   My husband’s shouts woke me instantly. “Oh my God! Oh my God!” It was 1972 and our ancient 1950s Chrysler was spinning in full three-sixties on black ice. The car felt airborne. There wasn’t even time to raise my head from …

From Darkness to Light Day 20 by Sonya Kassam

The Legacy of a Gentle Man by Sonya Kassam of Follow Your Shadow   sleep is a disconnect from the illusion that is your life what is death, but an awareness that you are asleep     It has been 9 months since our beloved father passed away. The void is still hard to come …

From Darkness to Light Day 19 by April Krubally

My Heart Has a Hole in It By April Krubally   My heart has a hole in it! I thought I was protected by a friend. I held this person so high in my hierarchy of need only to realize this person never existed. I built an absent entity in my thoughts as permanent but …

From Darkness to Light Day 18 by Vince Horan

Into the Darkness by Vince Horan of Compassion Zone   Darkness is merely the absence of light. Light a match in a dark room and watch the darkness disappear. It is only through human consciousness that darkness has been given the human personification of evil. Meister Eckhart, a fourteenth century theologian, stated; “I pray to …

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 15 by Karuna Poole

Living Life My Way by Karuna Poole of Living Learning and Letting Go     I’ve had plenty of dark times in my life. When I looked at what has most consistently led me into darkness, I concluded that it was over-doing, particularly if the over-doing was combined with over-thinking. The first time my tendency …

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 …