In ways the conscious mind isn’t always able to understand, we can also be held by the darkness. I find this to be such a powerful image, and something I’ve come to experience in my own life, as well as in my clinical work.
But coming to that direct experience isn’t easy, as we know; it’s not really something that’s been taught or honored in our world. The sacredness of that level of revelation is held outside conventional matrices of intergenerational trauma and trance.
It’s not only the light that can hold us, but the darkness as well, the holding benevolence of the lunar descent.
There is a bias toward the light in our cultural and spiritual traditions, but there is an initiation which can only happen by way of the darkness, which too is holy.
This is the initiation occurring within the very center of the mandala of the wounded healer.