a deleted excerpt from "A Ceremony Called Life: When Your Morning Coffee Is as Sacred as Holy Water" by Tehya Sky
There is undeniably a mysterious dance of consciousness we all experience, and the darkness is a part of it. I wouldn’t wish a life of darkness upon anyone just as much as I wouldn’t wish a life of *not knowing* the darkness upon anyone. Darkness teaches us about depth, mystery, art, possibility, and trust, for starters. So does the light—but the point is, so does the darkness, and the journey through the tunnel of darkness is often a rite of passage where the false parts of us burn. In this dualistic experience, meeting the darkness let’s us know the invincibility of the light.