Crawling into the Darkness

Darkness–womb–child–black–Divine Feminine.  These are the words, emotions, feelings that are at dance with one another inside myself. The question begs: Why is it that we fear darkness–always wanting to shine the light on it–when we began our lives in the quiet shadows of our mother’s womb? We are accustomed to the darkness, to Her sacredness, Her comfort, soothing–Her Love.


We meet our truest selves in the darkness at times. Fears come out of hiding and allow us to feel them in full force. Beliefs are tested and in some cases dissolved to reveal our truth. The darkness can be where our greatest potential for connecting to All That Is really lies.

I’m choosing to crawl into it–as I would crawl into the arms, onto the lap of the Divine Mother. To be held, to be comforted, loved, rocked into the stillness of my soul. She is there–to hold me, to soothe and quiet the worries, fears, pains, to heal the traumas that send my human self into upheaval.

It’s a place we can all go, and in truth, we often do. Close your eyes, feel the power of the black backdrop that is there behind your lids. Behind the veil you become one with the sacred, connected to and able to feel the depths of your soul. In utter darkness. Absent of fear in Her presence, filled up only with loving energy. Calling forth the voice of your soul to express in whatever way it will. The sacred union of your soul with All That Is.

I’m crawling into it…..the womb of the Divine Feminine–hearing only her heartbeat surrounding me. Surrendering into Her Grace–trusting that all is well. Taking each step one at a time. No need to shine a flashlight and see ahead–faith occurs in THIS moment, not the certainty of my future.

The images attached to this post are of the Chartrés Black Madonna. It was while sitting with her in the cathedral nearly 6 years ago that she whispered her message to me: ‘healing.’ And it was in the wooden pew of the chapel that held Her beautifully sacred statuesque presence that I first connected with the power of the Divine Mother. Her open arms are a continual source of comfort to me as well as an invitation to return to the state of reverent peace she evokes.

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15 thoughts on “Crawling into the Darkness

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this link. I’ve actually reconnected with her energy through reading the Magdalene series by Katherine McGowan beginning with ‘The Expected One.’ Both Marys are connected to the Black Madonna – as are all woman. She’s part of who we ARE, the very essence of our being.

      Making wave files….I haven’t thought of that. Something to consider…and look into understanding just how to do it. Might be a great way to use my ‘voice’ and expression in a whole new way. Thank you for that. xoxo

  1. beautiful. I often feel most in touch with my spiritual side in the midst of icons and glorious churches. I can also connect in nature, but there is almost always something about the beauty of the spirit.

  2. JACKIE —– >>><< MYSTICAL WOMAN YOU ——BEAUTIFUL YOU —–THE WOMB- THE CAVE – THE DARKNESS ———

    THIS IS WHERE WE FIRST FOUND LIGHT – THROUGH DARKNESS …..
    SO IN TURN THEY ARE THE SAME –

    PEOPLE ARE SO SCARED OF THE DARKNESS RIGHT ?
    EVEN THE WORD "DARK " FRIGHTENS PEOPLE —-
    IT HAS FOR ME AT LEAST——
    BUT IN ALL ACTUALITY ———–
    IN WHATEVER WAY WE CANOTE "DARKNESS " —— WHETHER IT BE – SADNESS – OR FEAR – OR ANGER – PAIN ?
    THEY ARE ALL LEADING TO THE LIGHT ——-

    THERE IS A SOFT AWARENESS THAT I THINK WE HAVE UNCONSCIOUSLY ————– SUBCONSCIOUSLY —–
    THAT WE ARE COMFORTED IN OUR DARKEST HOURS —–

    I KNOW I HAVE BEEN ——-
    IT'S LIKE WE ARE SHUTTING OUR EYES AND OPENING THEM ONLY TO THE DIVINE —–
    A COMMUNION WITH GOD ——
    IF WE BELIEVE – AND I KNOW YOU DO ……

    THIS – WHAT YOU WROTE IS QUITE JUNGIAN AND VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL ——-
    NURTURED YOU ARE ———
    COMFORTED YOU ARE ——
    SHUT YOUR EYES TO THE LIGHT AND BE COMFORTED
    ……
    LOVE YOU AND LOVE THIS PIECE OF WRITING —–
    WHICH ARE IN ONE – THE SAME ———-

    SECRET JOURNEY ———– A SONG I LOVED AS A KID – BUT NEVER KNEW WHY UNTIL 2010 –
    WHEN REAL LIFE AND THE REAL ME UNVEILED …….
    HONOURED AND HUMBLED TO READ THIS – THIS MORNING

    LOVE YOU XX
    YOU KNOW IT !!!!!!!

    1. CAT,

      READING YOUR COMMENTS ALWAYS MAKES THE LOVE VIBRATE INSIDE MYSELF. I FEEL WITH YOU AS THOUGH YOU CAN SEE ME IN WAYS THAT SOMETIMES EVEN I CANNOT. OUR WORLD LOOKS DIFFERENT THROUGH YOUR EYES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WARM WORDS.

      THANK YOU FOR SEEING ME. HOW BLESSED IS THAT–TRULY. A WOMAN WHO IS ‘SUPPOSEDLY’ “LEGALLY BLIND” AND YET CAN SEE BEAUTY, MYSTERY, DIVINITY IN WAYS WE ALL DESIRE TO SEE.

      YOU ARE SUCH A DEEP SOURCE OF LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR ME–SOMEONE WHO ACCEPTS ME AS I AM AND HAS NO FEAR ABOUT SAYING IT OUT LOUD. I LOVE THE VULNERABLE LOVE AND LIGHT OF YOUR HEART.

      HOPING ALL IS WELL WITH YOU, MY FRIEND. ‘REAL LIFE’ HAS KEPT US OCCUPIED THESE LAST FEW WEEKS…BUT ALWAYS YOU ARE IN MY HEART AND I SEND ALL MY LOVE.

      XOXO
      J

      1. THANKS MY SWEET ———- LIFE IS MOVING FAST HUH 🙂 YES – NOW I AM PROUD O ME – MINUS EGO – JUST HAPPY THE WAY I AM – FINALLY – YAHOO—– 🙂 AND EXPLORING ALL KINDS OF NEW MEDIA – ART – STUFF – EXPANSION FROM THE BOX THAT MY ACUITY SAYS . NOT INTO TALKING ABOUT SIGHT ANYMORE – AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT WE TOUCHED ON LAST TIME YOU WROTE ———
        THERE ARE NO BOXES OR COMPARTMENTS FOR THIS CAT 🙂 LOL ……… FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE +++ FULL ON …….
        THINGS ARE GOOD – REALLY REVEALING MY EMOTIONS – ONE BY ONE – AS THEY COME – NO LABELS – JUST A CONSTANT FLOW ———
        YES YOUR CAT IS A PEACEFUL ONE …… AND GAINING STRENGTH PHYSICALLY EVERY DAY —- WHICH HAD- OPERATIVE WORD – HAD –
        BEEN AN ISSUE FOR ME ……..
        OF COURSE I ACCEPT YOU 🙂
        OF COURSE THERE IS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE —– THAT’S WHERE IT ALL BEGINS –
        THE SOURCE OF ALL THINGS ———-
        🙂 I SEE WHAT I NEED TO SEE ……… …… AND I AM BLESSED FOR WHAT I DO SEE ——-
        BECAUSE IT’S ALL SO BEAUTIFUL – SOMETIMES I CAN HARDLY HANDLE IT 🙂

        WE CHOOSE TO SEE HOW WE WANNA SEE –
        WHO WROTE THAT – I HAVE NO IDEA –
        BUT FOR ANYONE – ANYONE ON THIS PLANET – IT SEEMS TO APPLY ….
        I CHOOSE TO SEE BEAUTY – LOVE – ALL EMOTIONS FREELY –

        AGAIN FREEDOM AND LOVE TO YOU ALWAYS …..
        XOXOXOXO C

    1. So true, Joss. Breathing in deeply, taking a moment to just consider what is true–infusing faith into our being–it all begins to change shape. Thank you for your ever present grace and beauty. xoxo

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