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.
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About John Beckett

I’m a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. I’m an ordained priest in the Universal Gnostic Fellowship. I’m the Coordinating Officer of the Denton, Texas Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. This year I’m also serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of CUUPS National. I’m a member of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

I write as a spiritual practice. It helps me organize my thoughts and work through ideas and concepts. It helps me evaluate my beliefs and practices against my core values and against what I know (or at least, what I think I know) to be true. It helps me interpret my experiences (religious and otherwise) in ways that are both meaningful and honest.


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