The Healing Power of Darkness

Good Morning Beautiful Fellow Witches :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I hope everyone is having a lovely day so far. I just read this great article about the healing power of darkness. I thought it was profound and beautifully written.

Hidden Legacies: The Wisdom of Darkness and its Role in Healing and Transformation (thesanctuaryheal.com)

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@vanessa Thankyou for sharing this link, what a beautiful lesson. I like the way it’s says, “Is it not evident that we are designed to sleep, going into “nothingness” daily, to heal, restore, rest and rebirth? Biology needs that darkness and invisible realms to keep us alive.”

This is so true on a physical level, but on a spiritual level it goes on to say,


A beautifully written article. Thankyou lovely :sparkling_heart:

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Of course! I’m happy you enjoyed the article as well. :smiley: There is much to learn from the shadow self and once we shed light on that darkness, it becomes much less scary and intimidating. :pray:

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I saw “darkness,” and my finger clicked this thread before I could think. :joy:

Darkness will always reveal profound truths if we dare to journey into its depths, not just on an individual level but also as a collective.

Beautiful article. Thank you for sharing. :black_heart:

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@starborn same. Saw the word darkness-click!

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@vanessa thanks for sharing this. I’m currently working on my shadow.

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I love the dark and dark subjects and such but I also have a lil fear of being in the dark. Like something is there. But I think that has to do with issues in my shadow that need fixing. Gotta start somewhere.

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I totally relate to that. I used to be afraid of it, too. But once we start delving into our neglected shadow selves, it brings so much more light into our life. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Yeah I am always looking around when I walk through the dark house expecting something to be watching. Or quickly jumping in the bed. I don’t like walking by the side of the bed to get in the bed in the dark.under the bed has been bothering me lately strange. I can calm myself but interesting. I know it will be a lot of work on shadow. I’ve started just have to be diligent.

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I love the dark, since I was a kid, I feel safer there, don’t know why. Maybe because the dark is quiet, a place where I can unwind from the day, pray, light a candle and get peace. You can go over the day and clear out stuff without people interrupting you. I get that there’s a fear, especially if out walking in the street, but that’s more for safety. I don’t feel that for entities, maybe because there’s always been something with me, so kinda got used to it, I think I’d be more afraid if they all disappeared :flushed:.

Speaking of under the bed, it’s not so much Baba yaga, but more spiders :spider::spider::spider::spider::rofl:

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@tracyS maybe it’s my own personal demons from shadow projecting fears. Not the lovely kind :rose:

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Do you have sage? Whenever I feel a negative spirit or entity in my apartment, I burn sage. :pray: I also say a little prayer and call upon my Higher Power and spirit guides. It always helps.

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LMAO about the spiders. :rofl: I guess I shouldn’t tell you about the pet I have… :sweat_smile:

But I so agree with you about night time! I find that I enjoy night time more as an empath because the energy dies down and it’s soooo much more calm. :relieved:

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Yes I sage often. I try to meditate daily I either use lavender sage Palo And incense

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Another lover of darkness here :blush: :black_heart:
It’s a beautiful article that resonates deeply :sparkles:

I can relate to this too :black_heart:
The night gives a safe, sacred space to sit with oneself and listen to the heartbeat of the universe :hugs: :sparkling_heart:

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Oh gosh, I used to be so afraid of the dark. I used to always feel like something was there, right behind me, whenever I ventured out of the relatively safe bubble that was my room. :sweat_smile:

But I’ve always loved the night because it was a quiet time, devoid of the loud chaos of the day, where I was alone and free to be me more than at any other time of day. :milky_way:

Growing up, the solution was that it was best not to need to use the bathroom at night. :joy: Then I could enjoy the night without the stress.

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Yeah at a fairly early age I had the thoughts not leave the toes uncovered for fear of something grabbing me. I was always. brave though and not whiny about it. I have always been independent. Even as a baby. @starborn do you still have some fear about it or have you cleared it up for you.

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It was always gone whenever I didn’t live in the home I was mostly raised in. So when I lived overseas for some time, went travelling, or rented elsewhere, I didn’t have it at all.

So, ever since I permanently moved out, it’s been all good. :smile: :black_heart:

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Interesting :face_with_monocle: very interesting

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Yeah, it’s a bit strange. There’s a bit more to it, but I’m going to have to defer to my writing about it here:

https://forum.spells8.com/t/what-has-haunted-me-this-whole-time/41619

I do need to return to that thread with an update, when I have some more energy and my thoughts together. :smile:

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