The Balance Between Light and Dark

I think I need to begin by stating that I don’t see light and dark as good and evil. We need a balance of light and dark in our lives – we don’t need a balance of good and evil. I’ve heard it said that good is balance and evil is imbalance… I’m not sure I agree with that, but I do agree that evil needs to be eliminated, not balanced.

In this meditation, I see the light as the known, the fixed, and the comfortable. I see the dark as the unknown, the uncertain, and the scary. In this sense, I think we all have a tendency to seek the light and cling to the light. But it’s only through embracing the dark that we’re stimulated to grow. Stay in the light all the time and you’ll grow complacent – stay in the dark all the time and you’ll burn out.

Do I have an adequate balance? Yesterday’s entry on Gardners and Crowleys would say no. This is going to require some more introspection – introspection that’s too deep for blogging.

Tonight’s Ostara meditation will be on fertility.

About John Beckett

I grew up in Tennessee with the woods right outside my back door. Wandering through them gave me a sense of connection to Nature and to a certain Forest God. I’m a Druid graduate of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, the Coordinating Officer of the Denton Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans and a former Vice President of CUUPS Continental. I’ve been writing, speaking, teaching, and leading public rituals for the past eleven years. I live in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and I earn my keep as an engineer.


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