Darkness is complicated. It feels heavy and exhausting. All forms of darkness flow from fear. Systems of authority control you through punishment and reward. Corporations exploit you by selling dangerous drugs, unhealthy food, and toxic media content. Spouses, parents, and friends judge you, shame you, blame you, and punish you. Schools make false promises and teach meaningless information. You are continually exploited just as you are attacked. Even as you give everything you have to hold onto a job, you never seem to have enough money.
Sometimes it feels as if you don’t belong in this world. You blame yourself for not fitting-in. You look around and believe that others are doing fine. They aren’t. Everybody is lying to each other because we are scared.
Light is easy. It feels effortless yet contains infinite energy. All forms of light flow from love. Love is a higher form of vision. It is a seeing of other souls and all existence beyond the level of form. It is looking past the waves and knowing the depth of the ocean. It is an awareness that what is real cannot be changed or threatened. Nothing that is real about us can be lost or taken away from us. There is no lack of anything, therefore we are free to give everything. Giving and receiving is the basic functioning of life.
Darkness cannot be defeated with the values and tactics of darkness. Only light can abolish darkness and it does so in an instant. Darkness only seems real in our lives because we believe in it. Now we put our faith in light and we no longer see the darkness. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.
Whenever light enters darkness, the darkness is abolished. A Course in Miracles