11th July 2013: Truth in the Darkness

The Truth of a Single Candle

Today the heavens speak to us of truth: our own personal variety and the ultimate kind. They remind us that whilst they’re both significant, we need to know which is which and be prepared to let the former go in favour of the latter when the time’s right.

There’s much talk of truth these days, and if we listen carefully we can find all manner of ways that one ‘truth’ seems to contradict another! How can this be? Truth is truth, right? Something’s either true or it isn’t, surely? Or surely not… for truth is a profoundly complex thing just as it can be the simplest. It is the most obvious fact just as it can be obscured beyond recognition. Truth, in all its guises, is paradoxical, and until we can enter into that paradox we can never experience the fullness of truth for ourselves, only its pale reflection.

At times such as this when so many people are waking up to a new way of living, to a new appreciation of what life could be if we let it, our relationship with truth inevitably comes under scrutiny. We are exhorted to speak our truth, to live it, to step out of compromise and into authenticity. We are encouraged to question the truths we have been fed by others in order to find our own. We have become truth seekers, tired of the same old jaded beliefs, dogma and dictates, eager to find the living vibrant heart of life and live ourselves from there.

But what happens when we can’t do that? When our own truths have abandoned us? When we no longer know what to believe, which way is up or whether our life has any meaning whatsoever. What of when life looks so bleak, so devoid of nourishment and purpose, that the only truth we can hope to embrace is that eventually it will end and maybe then we’ll be at peace? We’ve all heard the expression ‘dark night of the soul’, which describes well these times of aching emptiness and loss of hope.

There are many lost in that dark night right now. It may be you. It may be me. Tomorrow it may be someone else. But for those of us in our dark night right now, amid the prevailing discourse of light and hope, potential and fulfilment, it can feel more isolating than ever, lost to the possibility of healing or wholeness. We can feel forsaken, abandoned and desperately alone.

Today the heavens reach out to each and every person lost in that dark night. They remind us that truth never abandons us. It is our constant companion, even when we turn away from it to gaze into our own darkness. They remind us that the truth of a single candle is the lifting of darkness; that the truth of a single smile is the beginning of connection, and the truth of each lonely tear is one small step towards healing. Right now our own personal truth may be one of suffering, grief, pain, loss, isolation. And yes that truth needs to be honoured, recognised, acknowledged and lived.

But there is also a greater truth, that none of it is real, that you and are one, that life, in each and every moment, is saturated with grace and can never be anything but perfect. These greater truths, which can be so hard to grasp when we need them the most, are presented to us now not to correct us, a cosmic rap across the knuckles for losing our way, but to comfort us in our darkest hour and offer us hope that, like all hours before it, this one too shall pass and daylight will return to bathe us once more.

Love to everyone

Sarah Varcas

Comments

Emma852013 11th July 2013 6:53 am

Thank you Sarah. I am truly at my dark hour of the soul this week, and last week seemed so bright that at first I simply couldnt understand how could have fallen and fallen so deep. It feels as if I could cry an ocean, not a river. Perhaps its the sorrows of the past that have not healed, the loss of many loved ones.
In truth I haven't felt this kind of pain since my father past 7 years ago (he truly was and still is my twin in spirit)
To ride with it is probably the answer it is difficult to see the light today. As if my entire life is being slammed against a wall (and my heart with it) and all I can do is cry, for really I do not know whats up or down right now. All I feel is pain. But Im taking heart and thanking you ever so much for your words.

With much love

Emma

Radiant Love Energy 11th July 2013 9:06 am

All is One and One is All. On some level we all chose the paths we are on in life, knowing we would get through the difficult times and ultimately overcome the challenges.

zorro 11th July 2013 9:08 am

“But what happens...When our own truths have abandoned us? When we no longer know what to believe, which way is up or whether our life has any meaning whatsoever. What of when life looks so bleak, so devoid of nourishment and purpose...describes well these times of aching emptiness and loss of hope.”

We can take heart that even Shakespeare wrestled with the "dark".

“To be or not to be: that is the question, whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune…” Shakespeare

Rearranging the letters in this quote becomes:

“In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten.”

Kurt Vonnegut also hid an anagram in a sentence addressing “truth” that is very interesting.

“Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the universe.”

Rearranging the letters in his quote becomes:

“A masquerade can cover a sense of what is real to deceive us; to be unjaded and not lost, we must, then, determine truth.”

Sandra Smyre 11th July 2013 9:18 am

Sarah, again you are an Angel in my life and so many others :angel: This message speaks to my heart--the "dark night of the soul" has had me in its grips, but much improved today. It always amazes me that after 26 yrs. of "doing my work" I can go down so low and not feel any connection to Spirit. These times are precarious, at best, so have to stay connected no matter what. SL is definitely a "go to" and helps much, as do you. I'm sending so much love to you and all of my sisters and brothers out there :smitten: Emma, please know you are sooo loved and I am sending Angels :angel: and prayers to you to let you know you are never alone!

jade 11th July 2013 10:58 am

Thank you, Sarah, for describing so well this dark time. I feel exactly as Emma described. Despairing and desolate.

anje 11th July 2013 11:34 am

SSoooooo true...it is SO dark today; something very old and worn out and feeling like if I relax into it, it will somehow work out fine. A very helpful update!

kay 11th July 2013 12:02 pm

What an enormous amount of faith it takes (and hopefully brings forth!) to remember and claim as truth "that life, in each and every moment, is saturated with grace and can never be anything but perfect."

So having faith in having faith becomes the moment-to-moment task/challenge/goal. I'm inclined to say that's not always easy, which in itself is a truth I'd like to let go of.

I'm sending so much love and many, many blessings to Sandra, Jade, Emma, and to all of you. All of us! And to Sarah for your wonderful support during this process.

Love the hidden messages, Zorro.

Mik 11th July 2013 12:05 pm

Thankyou Sar-ah-ha Yes,indeed the darkness the forgetfulness of who we are,of planet density,or destiny,the illusions of the darkness,separation and fear,death and endings,need and suffering,and other permutations of confusion..
This was our choice and challenge,,so easy to embrace the matrix, the worldly,and we are dragged down.
Choice is our power in the now,supported by our will power.
But in the dark moment the light is years away,or is it,or does it just feel like it.The darkness would like us to believe it, and so it wins and creates more darkness.Very convincing and coniving is the illusion.haha laughter is a huge help,,in the dark cave when you have dropped your torch in the puddle of tears,(shit)haha
Super human effort is required to break free,like being caught in a black hole,,Love within must be opened and like the smallest flame,,fanned into illumination,so we see the shadows on the wall for what they truly are.(contrast) Easier said then done,but that is our challenge none the less. Rise Up

Everything in our life,everything,is for our enlightenment,(thankyou Adamus)

COBALT 11th July 2013 12:09 pm

Emma,

You are not alone. We all go through these experiences. I have had more than I care to admit, but this is your dream. You can turn it around. You are here to create. We all are. It is the greatest gift we have been given.
There is something to learn from everything that you go through. It is an adventure of infinite possibility. You are one of us! Keep going. Don't look back. :)

Skyhawke8 11th July 2013 1:24 pm

:thumbs: Remember WHO you are, amazing Lightworkers, who've come to illuminate reality in this pivotal time on planet Earth.

Remember this gift of life, THE PRESENT.

You are more powerful than you realize...
You can remember this in the deepest regions of WHO YOU ARE...

FEEL THIS

Place your hands on your heart and take a deep breath (inspire), we need inspiration now for this connection for shifting darkness into light to take place.

Remember WHO YOU ARE!

LINE UP WITH THIS TRUTH -
AND SHINE.
SHINE. SHINE!

Remember... The darkness isn't real ... WE ARE :thumbs:

fairygiggles 11th July 2013 2:44 pm

hey Emma,

i'm in that place too and hopin' on all hope that my heart can bear through, and it's so tough, but even tho 99% of me is hurt, confused, lost, heartbroken, scared, weary... theres that 1% of me that believes and trusts... and i'm holding on to that 1% with all my might.

my angels tell me this same phrase every day...

"you are worthy and you are so loved... trust your process, have faith in who you are, and hold on sweet child"

i'm taking heart to what Cobalt said too... keep going, don't look back.

:)

kay 11th July 2013 2:46 pm

We’re every one of us trying to help each other through this. Every one of us has our heart open for our sisters and brothers, our other selves. What more do we need to bring this new earth forward. I mean, really, what more could we possibly need?

cyndy 11th July 2013 4:30 pm

Novocaine filters have worked for me. I don't need to feel what is coming out/beng released.
http://spiritlibrary.com/brenda-hoffman/this-equinox-is-your-first-gossa...

shapeshifter 11th July 2013 6:31 pm

Telling myself that something isn't real, doesn't make it go away.
It may not be what it seems to be, but what it is, needs to be understood, not escaped from.

By interacting consciously with whatever I'm confronted with, I grasp its deeper meaning and I am able to access the hidden gift that is being offered to me.

By actively feeling my way through the darkness I begin to see everything in a different light.

bluefeatheryone 11th July 2013 8:40 pm

I am so moved by the comments as well as the message. Thank you so very much, Sarah, & everyone for sharing so very openly. The past week has been very difficult for me as well, very similar to this past winter (which I hoped was a one-time thing). In these/those times, I struggle with do I: a) be out & about doing things that bring me closer to joy or b) stay home to not feel like I'm avoiding feeling the feelings. I'm finally to the point I can ask someone to hold me while I cry. I try to remind myself that I'm never truly alone. I also try to remind myself that "this too shall pass." Thankfully, I have children in this lifetime, for this has most certainly helped focus me on several occasions. Thankfully also learning to channel has allowed me to feel such wonderful healing love. "It's always darkest before the dawn." That has also helped me. My heart goes out to each & everyone one of you. I am so thankful & grateful as well for SL! It's wonderful to be loved in physical form here, too! Love to you all! <3

kay 11th July 2013 9:58 pm

Just this last little bit for today.

Right, Mik, laughter is a huge help. And “Everything in our life, everything, is for our enlightenment,” Reminds me of an old Russian proverb I heard years ago: even the walls can help.

Cobalt, wonderful words of support. And, yes, Skyhawke8, remember who we are. I say that a lot to my emotional/mental bodies when I catch them replaying the old patterns. Fairygiggles (another name that makes me smile), I feel so sure that that 1% that believes and trusts is way more powerful than the other 99%. We’ll get through this, Bluefeatheryone. What a lovely image that name brings up!

How’s this for a middle-of-the-road position, Cyndy and Shapeshifter. I use both of those approaches. Isn’t it great that we have so many tools to work with? By the way, just went back to Tuesday’s post and saw comments from both of you. Thanks.

oKay then. Sweet dreams to all of you. I'm guessing that like me you slip back home every chance you get.

Sarah Varcas 12th July 2013 3:30 am

Hello Emma. How are you feeling today? It can be so very hard when we sink so low after feeling bright and hopeful just days before. It does seem to be a time of extremes at the moment,and I know you will come out of it again, even though I also know there's little consolation in hearing that when you're feeling so bad. Your words 'All I can do is cry' are filled with wisdom. As much as it may feel like a powerless place to be, I feel there is great power in allowing ourselves to accept the fact that sometimes we just have to cry for as long as it takes in order for the pain to be released. Sometimes that's the most healing thing we can do for ourselves, and it's important that we don't see it as some kind of weakness or failure, as if there's some technique we should be using to just make the feelings go away. At times like this the feelings need to be felt and acknowledged and allowed to be. Then they will leave us in their own time and in their own way, and we will feel better for it in the long run. Sending you lots of love and a big hug :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 12th July 2013 3:32 am
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On some level we all chose the paths we are on in life, knowing we would get through the difficult times and ultimately overcome the challenges.

Yes RLE, at some level we do, and at some level we don't.... and it's often a fine line that we walk between the two.. :)

Sarah Varcas 12th July 2013 3:33 am

Interesting anagrams Zorro! Did you work them out yourself?! Amazing! :D

Sarah Varcas 12th July 2013 3:35 am

Hello Sandra :)

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It always amazes me that after 26 yrs. of "doing my work" I can go down so low and not feel any connection to Spirit

you and me both!! Thank goodness we're not alone in it though!! Sending you lots of love and a big hug :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 12th July 2013 3:38 am
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Thank you, Sarah, for describing so well this dark time. I feel exactly as Emma described. Despairing and desolate

Really sorry to hear this Jade. Sending you a great big hug through cyber space. Times are tough for so many people right now. Please know that it will change and we will all get through this. Wishing you a gentle and healing time ahead xx

Sarah Varcas 12th July 2013 3:40 am
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feeling like if I relax into it, it will somehow work out fine.

Yes Anje, this is very significant observation. I feel this strongly at the moment. The acceptance of it seems key to its healing. :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 12th July 2013 3:42 am

Hello Kay :) Yes, faith, faith and more faith, seems to be the requirement of the moment! And as you say, the more you have the more is brought forth. Thank you for highlighting that. No, not always easy I know... Sending you lots of love Kay :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 12th July 2013 3:44 am
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Everything in our life,everything,is for our enlightenment,(thankyou Adamus)

Thank you Mik. you said it, right there. A most important truth... :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 12th July 2013 3:49 am
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Telling myself that something isn't real, doesn't make it go away.
It may not be what it seems to be, but what it is, needs to be understood, not escaped from.

By interacting consciously with whatever I'm confronted with, I grasp its deeper meaning and I am able to access the hidden gift that is being offered to me.

By actively feeling my way through the darkness I begin to see everything in a different light.

Yes, I share your feelings here. I also need to feel something and work through it consciously in order to receive its gifts. Nothing else has ever worked for me. I know that's not the case for some people. We all need to find our own mode of healing. But certainly I'm one that needs to go into and through and out the other side :)

Sarah Varcas 12th July 2013 3:52 am

Hello bfo :)

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In these/those times, I struggle with do I: a) be out & about doing things that bring me closer to joy or b) stay home to not feel like I'm avoiding feeling the feelings

Maybe you can do both? I don't know, but just a suggestion. It has worked for me in the past. The feelings that need feeling don't seem to go away as such. If they want to be heard they'll make sure they are! But punctuating them with a bit of joy never did any harm :) Sending you lots of love xx :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 12th July 2013 3:55 am
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Novocaine filters have worked for me. I don't need to feel what is coming out/beng released.

This is an interesting article Cyndy. Thanks for sharing it. Glad it works for you! :)

Emma852013 12th July 2013 5:33 am

Thank you so much Sarah, Sandra, Kay and everyone for your kindness and wisdom. :smitten:
It is so true that one need to allow these feelings and truly release them. This past 24hours have been tremendously revealing and I am feeling much better. :)
It seems that the energies bring us extremely important messages in order for us to heal completely (they want us to see everything that is left unhealed). Consciously one could have done an amazing job to deny certain memories but in this new energy nothing (and its made clear to me absolutely nothing) can be swept beneath the carpet any more. In order to live in the now and create a positive life insight is key.
Now in hindsight this experience has been a true blessing and I hope I can spread some light into anyone who are in the midst of this hours of darkness which is truly a time of revelation, truth, love.

Much Love to you, and to Jade I hope my words were of some help.
We are so truly loved and we are being given so much light (knowledge)

/Emma

zorro 12th July 2013 10:52 am

Sarah,

Glad you liked them.

For anagrams of a few words I use a computer program.
When they get into long sentences, someone a lot smarter than me did the algorithms. I collect them and pass them along wherever I find them if they have relevance. Many are well known and get passed between websites that are into word smithing, although the actual decoder is seldom mentioned, so I do not know who to credit for the brilliant work. They continually fascinate me.

Sarah Varcas 13th July 2013 3:44 am

Emma, I'm so glad something has shifted for you in the past day and that you're feeling a lot better as a result. Your words are so true, that nothing can be swept under the carpet anymore. I feel sure, with truths like that to share you will spread all manner of light all over the place! Enjoy the weekend Emma :smitten: