All that is gold does not glitter :: cautions on light work
A few years ago, I was part of a circle of #light
workers. One day I was told point blank that I “could not do #lightwork
if I worked with #earthmagick”
. This bothered me on many levels for a long time. In many ways it was wrong, hurtful, misguided, & #discriminatory
In our current time of #isolation
I have been participating in many online guided #meditations
via Zoom. Last night I attended what turned out to be a lightwork session. And I had a realization. Now, with a healthy distance from my emotions on the topic, I realized that perhaps there was some logic to what that person said to me.
The concept of #LightAndLove-
and risk for #SpiritualBypassing
(focusing on positives to bypass dealing with “negatives”)- is something we should be #aware
In tonight’s meditation the general idea was to visualize #whitelight
filling various places on the #earth
as a #healing
force. But the guide was saying things like “darkness cannot exist where there is light... drive out all of the #darkness
... see the light as so bright that you can barely look at it”. But darkness does not equate to #evil
Just because something is *perceived* as negative does not mean it does not have a #purpose
is often our #teacher
. I thought of living up north where summer means the sun is in the sky all 24 hours of the day... how can one sleep or #rest
without darkness? There is #value
in darkness. There is even value in #pain
. And a fine line between suffering that leads to #growth
can be a doorway to #rebirth
. Too much of one #extreme
(light only) will undoubtedly create imbalance- & the #pendulum
will want to swing back to the other extreme...
As this is my thinking, maybe I really can’t do light work. But connecting to earth #energy
is not bad. Actually, it has more to do with approaching light & dark in a balanced way. Using #balance
. And avoiding blanket statements.
And while my meditation experience was uncomfortable, it in fact was a teaching moment, for which I am thankful.