Light is good. Dark is bad. (summing it up in a nutshell)
We have faith that the light will come. Sometime. Eventually.
And I have struggled with this period of waiting.
And I've struggled with wondering what to do and what the purpose is of this time of unknowing. And then with deciding still to trust, even when you seem to be all alone.
I recently read this book which shifted some of my perceptions of waiting in the dark, however. (When the Heart Waits, by Sue Monk Kidd)
All waiting in darkness.
Becoming what they are supposed to be.
And then I came back to myself. This darkness I seem to too often feel. Darkness which seems to overtake and overwhelm me. When my seeking seems unanswered. When I can't make sense of anything and I feel alone and afraid.
Then I try, now, to feel the darkness as my protection, surrounding and embracing me. To let myself rest in knowing, not just that the light will follow dark, but that I need this time in this pupal stage, as a creature in waiting, to change into something else that I'm supposed to be.
And so I will wait, here in the dark.
I will be patient and trust.
And I will not be afraid.