This Week’s Quotation:

The waters of your Being are the depth of your awareness. At the beginning of the creative process, darkness is on the face of the deep. And because every moment is a beginning, the darkness of your waters is present with you now. Your darkness is the unformed and the unknown. It is the unshaped depth of consciousness that powers your emotions, and it is the unformed potential of life.

How you hold darkness in your life is a critical factor. You can believe it shouldn’t be there, that it’s something to be dreaded, and something to be covered over and avoided. Or you can learn to welcome it.

Becoming a Sun p. 39


David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

Here we are in the opening days of 2021. Feel any darkness?

It seems easy to turn away from the darkness—to seek the light. And yet, don’t you notice that the darkness catches up with people who attempt that? That it bites them on the behind on their search for light?

We have plenty of darkness that seems to be coming after us in the world today. I’m not one of those people who is fascinated with evil or with human tragedy. I don’t like horror movies or hospital television shows. But I am interested in the depth of the human soul.

Working at deep levels with people in their growth and transformation, I find that in the darkness—beyond any contortions of human emotion—is a well of love, mostly unformed and unexpressed.

I’ve learned that when you face that darkness with the light of understanding, you liberate it. You free it from the disfigurements that the cruelties of human culture can inflict upon the human soul.

I believe 2021 is a year of light, not because we chase after it, but because we come as a friend to the darkness, as light.

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

3 Responses

  1. In the beginning, “darkness was upon the face of the deep.” Darkness, then, is part of the creative process. Apparently the first part. But let’s not forget the part where God says let there be light, and the part where he saw that it was good. Is that not why we are here as Emissaries of Divine Light, to shed light on the dark places so that all might see the glory of creation. Together, let us befriend the darkness so that 2021 can truly be a year of light.

  2. Darkness is the fertile field in gestation before the dawning of the new birthing of light. We have only to see the natural world to know that the creative process begins with darkness upon the deep. All is well, the process works perfectly.

  3. Darkness. There is something creative about the darkness of the unknown. Perhaps that is why I became a designer, to welcome time and space to see what might emerge as I let the light shine on it. Well, life is not always that simple, but experience tells me that darkness of uncertainty stirring my emotions requires the same kind of welcome.

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