Sometimes darkness ist your healer.
I read that a post on @Ioanniswritings IG page
This touched me deeply.
I remembered suddenly all those years of my own inner struggle
of grieving the loss of my religious upbringing, the community, my dads loss, the loss of my big love.
Loss of any kind of foundation in my life.
All that time I always had an inner place to run to, which was a place of complete darkness.
Like a coffin or a tiny little room.
I described it in different therapies at the time, I wrote about it to myself.
It sounded somewhat like that:
I feel like I’m gently covered by it.
I feel save.
I feel no one can touch me here.
No one can harm me.
It is so quiet in here.
I can lie down and rest.
No one will find me.
Nothing will reach me.
Here I can be
here I can simply be
Just now reading:
Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.
I have planted myself there to a new life.
I now thrive.
I thrive because I have been planting myself to a new version of myself.
A happy, blissful, radiant, vital, brilliant, playful one.
So if you are in a dark place right now:
go inside the deep darkness
explore your own darkness
be brave to do so
notice what comes up
be gentle with yourself
if it’s too much for yourself reach out for help
a coach, a therapist, books, writing, nature, meditation, movement, yoga, art, cooking…
– whatever it might be that you need right now-
know you are strong
your soul is stronger than any pain might feel
darkness means always redemption
you are one step away from the light
you are powerful
you are magical
you can do this
…check Ioannis out- I find his writings very inspirational www.inkanderos.com