The Dark Side of the Light Chasers

“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” -The Old Astronomer to His Pupil (Sarah Williams) I am a soul traveller, journeying through consciousness in search of the truth. I used to be a light chaser, heading…

Silence in a World of White Noise (Shadow Work)

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoingand rightdoing there is a field.I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grassthe world is too full to talk about.”– Rumi In my life, I have experienced the power of both internal and external silence. External silence is a double edged sword; silence is foolish when we…

Power Struggles between Men & Women / Abuser & Victim (Shadow Work)

Shadow work refers to exploring our shadow selves (coined by Carl Jung), which comprises the aspects of ourselves that we have rejected from our conscious identity but remain latent in our unconscious identities. Through shadow work, we can reveal our true light through our darkness. This is a reflection about the power struggles between the…

Dorian Gray & The Shadow Self

“Each of us is like Dorian Gray. We seek to present a beautiful, innocent face to the world; a kind, courteous demeanor; a youthful, intelligent image. And so, unknowingly but inevitably, we push away those qualities that do not fit the image, that do not enhance our self-esteem and make us stand proud but, instead,…

Spirituality in a Physical World

“We are led to Believe a LieWhen we see not Thro the EyeWhich was Born in a Night to perish in a Night When the Soul Slept in Beams of Light God Appears & God is LightTo those poor Souls who dwell in Night But does a Human Form DisplayTo those who Dwell in Realms of day“-Auguries of…

The Duality of the Mind

A reflection on duality – a state created in the mind: There is a place far out at seawhere I sail to the end of myself –where the sky turns into the seaand the blue blends into me. But I forget that ‘you’ and ‘I’,just like the ‘sea’ and ‘sky’are words that draw boundaries made from our belief in distance and time.  Look…

Cycles

Many lifetimes later,I come across a familiar shoreline …The waves that moan on and onRemind me that all thingsIn the natural order exist inCycles of birth, death and renewal.My soul is a fractal of the ocean,On its merry-go-round ofExistence and endurance,Before the fall back to itsCommon origin with the waves. © nightdawnday