Seeing In The Dark

Two contrasting panels showing Lorraine holding light and radiating inner light in the light and inner light in the darkSomething to think about …


Who likes being in the dark.

There’s nothing to go by.

No direction on where to head.

Who knows what’s ahead.


So we seek clarity.

Where everything is in plain sight.

Nothing hidden.

In the light of day.

Something like this:


Home with Christmas decorations in the middle of the afternoon


But something is missing.

While everything can be seen, there’s a sense of everything being the same.

There’s definition, but nothing stands out.

Even with all the clarity possible, decisions and directions aren’t necessarily clear.

Sometimes we even lose sight of ourselves shining brightly amongst all the others shining too.


What then of that in between place?

Where the light wanes and the dark creeps in.

Maybe like this:


Home with Christmas decorations in the twilight


The details seem to be there, and yet not.

You have to work harder to see.

Confidence begins slipping away.

What to do feels even more unclear.


And then there’s the dark.

The icky feeling of helpless and lost.

The uncomfortable overwhelm of not knowing.

You’d give anything to get out of there, but how?


From within the dark, however, magic can happen.


Home with Christmas decorations lit up with candy canes, nativity scenes and cartoon characters


The clarity you seek is right there.

Light surrounded by dark is unmistakable.


Now, don’t get me wrong.

I’m not suggesting to live in darkness.

Just hanging out for a while.

Learn to be comfortable with not knowing instead of struggling to get out.

The clarity you seek will be much easier to see.

And allow the darkness transform into something you could not imagine.



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Not quite a crazy cat lady (yet?) – Lorraine’s insatiable curiosity of life leads her to explore, question and push beyond the box. A self-professed “left-brained creative big picture idea” type, she has an intuitive knack for seeing possibility everywhere and in everyone, and is a moth-to-flame for being part of making that possibility come true.

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