The last few weeks each day the sun has sunk low in the sky earlier and earlier as the night has dawned wrapping us in its mystic embrace. Often during this time, emotions and lives follow going through difficult times, schedules changing. Although this yearly solar pilgrimage occurs every year, it is reminiscent of the spiritual journey we all take in our lives during challenging days.
Long Nights Begin Slowly
The darkness doesn’t embrace you quickly, it does so little by little. Not so noticeable at first, and suddenly we look up and it seems the day’s light has ended ridiculously fast. It is often like this with your own life. A little problem here and there, until the nights get longer and the challenges harder.
See Through Illusions of Hopelessness
When you find yourself in a dark night of the soul it feels like it may never end. The cloak of turmoil weighing you down feeling like you’ll be crushed. These feelings of hopeless stagnation are an illusion birthed from the falsehood then all things stay the same. The trick is to realize that just as the long nights do not last, neither will our sorrows. There comes a time where a choice needs to be made to turn in a new direction and to cultivate the light back in our lives.