“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was awestruck the first time I saw the night sky at Yosemite National Park, I had never seen such a beautiful starry sky before. I guess that’s what people mean when they talk about the night sky in the country. You never see that kind of sky in urban areas because it doesn’t get dark enough. It got me thinking about what nature is teaching us.
Does happiness come out of darkness or because of darkness? Do you need to experience darkness to find happiness? Do you need darkness to see the joy you already have, or is there joy in darkness? Maybe. Maybe when you experience the worst, things can only get better, and that’s when you start to appreciate the good in your life.
But guess what? The stars are always there, so the darkness only gives them an opportunity to shine. When you are given the gift of darkness, whether you’re feeling pain because a relationship has ended or you lost your job, or whatever it may be, take the opportunity to shine as bright as you truly are. The darkness offers a stage to let your best self sparkle.
I know, when bad things happen, it’s hard to feel sparkly. Sometimes, we even want to feel sorry for ourselves and wallow. The best thing to do when things don’t work out the way you want them to, and you feel disappointed is to acknowledge your feelings, and give yourself the time you need to process your pain. If you don’t, your bad experience will become a subconscious belief about the way things are, and then you will inadvertently attract more experiences that prove that that’s the way the world is, because the law of attraction works by responding to our beliefs.
We are constantly sending out vibrations that are in alignment with our thoughts, feelings and subconscious beliefs, and those vibrations attract more experiences into our lives that match the frequency we are sending out. So if you feel good, you will attract more experiences that make you feel good, and if you feel bad, you will attract more experiences that will make you feel bad.
Even for the most advanced law of attraction practitioner, it’s not always easy to see how your thoughts create a negative experience. If you try to figure out what caused the negative experience when you’re feeling bad, you’ll probably just end up feeling worse and blame yourself.
The thing is, it’s not your fault! Bad things don’t happen because you’re a bad person or because you have bad thoughts, wishes or desires. No one actually wants bad things to happen. When you are afraid or worried, you send out vibrations of fear and worry. The universe doesn’t judge, it just responds by giving you more experiences matching the vibration you send out, so you attract more things that cause you to feel fear and worry.
You can change the experiences you attract by changing the way you think and feel about any situation. When something “bad” happens, change your focus, adjust to the new light and choose to react in a way that will attract what you do want in your life instead of continuing to attract what you don’t want.
Use your darkness to let your star shine and sparkle!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!