The true light leaders of this world are not those who harbor relentless optimism, but rather those who are willing to sit in the darkness around and within them.
To be seen in your light is not the same as being seen in your expertise or authority. Your light is not your accomplishments or achievements. It is something deeper than what you do.
Going from darkness to bright lights is not an instantaneous process.
When doing shadow work, the first traits that often come to mind are those generally considered “negative.” But our light can also be in shadow.
If you want to be of service to others, you must do your inner work.
As the darkest days set in, these practices use the darkness to offer healing and rejuvenation to help you see your inner light.
When we are seeking the light or looking into it all day, we miss out on the practical and spiritual gift of darkness.