Uncorking darkness

Dear Ones,

This morning, as I was reflecting on the past few days, I was able to connect two incidents that occurred recently.

One relates to an email exchange that took place late last week between a few of us. It felt ‘totally out of this world’ and the response I received to what I would consider a ‘constructive email’ felt both violent and disproportionate. I knew about the respondent’s traumatic childhood, yet am still wondering what could have caused such a public uproar; without a tinge of scruple.

If there was a lesson to be learned, I believe that it is about the way darkness can lurk in the background of our lives, having built a cozy nest over the years. For some of us, that is. Yet what surprised me most in this instance is the “fort of unconsciousness” that darkness may build and use to hide itself.

Uncorking darkness and sowing beautiful seeds

The second incident is more personal and concerns a stomach darkness—read food poisoning—that I experienced in a restaurant on Monday due to some bad ingredient and possibly some spoiled milk in my coffee to top everything up. The physiological response was just as violent as the email exchange from the week before and I rarely felt that uncomfortable and dizzy.

I truly had the feeling that I needed to pull out a cork that was sitting on the top of my stomach and blocking an essential function in my life. Could it be the ‘function’ of consciousness as well? In the end, vomiting some 30 minutes later is what eased the pain temporarily.

Which led me to the question, how do we uncork darkness?

How do we let it flow out of our life?

How do we open the door of the cage or fort that it built?

Especially if, in the first place, we are not fully aware of it.

Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, dear Ones!

Gilles Asselin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Uncorking darkness

Time: Feb 24, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Time

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About new desert

Nurturing the Gift of Seeking is about a spiritual "destination," a journey within, a new beginning, that eventually takes us where we are meant to arrive. Some call it Home, yet I am not sure what Home means, and where it is. Enjoy the journey, dear Ones! On this journey, what matters, first and foremost, is our seeking spirit. And the seed of perseverance--or faith, if you will. Happy journey, dear fellow Sisters and Brothers!
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