Here is a piece of Inspirational Writing done by one of my students that I wanted to share with you. The students were set the task of asking one of their Guides to write about light and dark from Spirit’s perspective.
Hope you enjoy it
When your teacher set this task your world had not quite reached the shortest day of the year, when the balance of light and dark is at its most extreme. But just as the wheel of the year turns and the days and nights grow longer and shorter, so the light and darkness of the spirit, of the mind and of the heart waxes and wanes in us all, dependent on the life we are living, our place in the spirit world and the tasks we have set ourselves.
So many changes and yet if we were to look at all this from a great distance we would see the balance of the light and the shade.
In human life many of your sayings refer to light and dark – not only the brightness of the day and the darkness of the night, but also the brightness of a smile, the darkness of a mood or of the heart. You refer to someone being “in a dark place” and you do not always mean that he or she is in a room without candles or electric light. You refer to his mood, his inability to escape depression or despair and emerge into the lightness – yes, that word again – the sunshine of the heart, of laughter. It is no coincidence that your language concerning light and dark is steeped in references to emotions, moods, to the journey of the soul. Aha – yes – the long dark night of the soul. Indeed.
This is an echo of what your greater self – the whole self who resides in spirit, rather than the part of you incarnated into flesh – knows to be true: that there is no such thing as a man or a woman, or indeed a soul, who is wholly good or bad, wholly light or dark. We are all a mixture of the two – we must be to be healthy, to maintain balance and with that balance to maintain good judgement and most importantly perspective and peace. Inner peace, stillness and tranquility comes from the balance of light and dark.
We each of us, in whatever stage of incarnated life or of our greater self’s journey in spirit, strive to achieve that perfect balance. Follow the sun’s arc across the sky and observe the changing light. Is dawn more beautiful than brilliant noon, or mellow afternoon, or glowing sunset? Now watch the moon progress across the sky. Does its rising in the twilight sky have more magic, more allure than its fullness or its crescent among the twinkling stars, or its setting as dawn begins to break? So light and shadow chases its path across all our lives and levels of existence. Because the balance comes not from one perfect moment of harmony – from which point we are fixed, set in reverential perfection forever – but from our rise and fall, our dawns and our sunsets; from the ever-changing pattern of our incarnations and our journeys in spirit. Sometimes we embody the light, sometimes the darkness. Most times we are a mixture of the two. But take all lives, all existences, and consider them together and the beauty of balance begins to emerge. So do not consider anyone a saint or an evil man or woman – they are an essential part of that balanced picture and in the next frame of the great moving picture of life they may have changed places with you. Where once you were the shadow now you are in the spotlight – or perhaps you are the spotlight itself. Where once you shone, now you are the fading twilight. We are the Milky Way of glimmering humanity and spirit travellers. Shifting, changing, shining, fading, living our lives, travelling our paths, never knowing nor needing to know where we fit into that balanced whole. We need only concern ourselves with listening to our soul, the inner voice that tells us how we need to travel in our current sphere. By following that inner voice we shine or cast a shadow exactly as we should.