Your Dawning: The Questions That Are Answered In The Dark Of Night.
No one ever talks about dawning when it comes to being human, being alive, and knowing how white hot your light truly is.
Everyone is dawning. Sometimes we cannot see the dawn of our lives because the clouds of judgment — from the torn hearts of others — darken the skies of our own hearts. Sometimes people think that dawning only comes with death. They essentially miss out on the true beauty of the wisdom struggles impart. Dawning is that time in your heart, mind and life that comes in the stillness, in the silence when you do not know of anything else to do but stand in the awe of new light after a dark night.
The darkness in our lives has a magical way of holding the space for the light to come.
When you look at the night sky, you are instantly infused with a sense of hopefulness. Why? Perhaps it is because the trillions of stars in the sky that you actually see represent the continuum that inspires all of us to persevere in our own lives. Under the night sky we can feel extremely small, and our lives can seem so trivial. We have the beauty of the moon accessible to us, guiding us with light, while the sacred exchange is in the tides. The phases of the moon control the tides within the body’s waters and instill our emotional resolve.
If we look at life in its true nature, a unifying perspective, why would we choose to forget its beauty? Do we really wish to turn away from it to numb ourselves through inactive behaviors, fear or anger? What really matters?
These are the questions that can only be answered in the dark of the night. The struggle to figure ourselves out, to grow exponentially into a state of super consciousness can only happen if we awaken to the paradoxical wisdom and fragility of the universe around us; letting it inspire the universe internal.
The Earth, the moon, and the placement of heavenly bodies as we know them are unfathomably old. It is the same universe that scholars, history makers, and even those we name as deities have sat beneath, in the dark of their own nights. Yet in the oldness of all that is and ever was that comprises the night sky, every time we look upon it, it is new to us. Its beauty is fresh with new light that just so happens to be trillions of years old.
The strength and continuity helps us to believe in something grander than we are and yet… it could all be gone tomorrow — or even in the next moment. This is where the wondrousness of life falls into our laps like a precious babe waiting to be fed while unknowingly feeding her mother’s soul.
Life is so much more than what we see, but we fight over what we can get. In this way, we only imprison ourselves under the night sky so that our hearts cannot even touch its beauty or understand its teaching.
There is a time when we awaken to the light of day, when we recognize the gift that we are given, called Life. The moments of lucid dreaming are as stars in the night sky, but when the time comes to dawn, we become the sun shining over our world to nourish, govern, and love it.
The question is: Which world do you dawn into?
Anjana Love Dixon is a Spiritual Thought Leader, Interfaith Minister, Psychologist, and holds a doctorate in divinity. In 2012 Anjana launched The Anjana Network, the home base of her wisdom writings. It is from this place that she delivers deeply personal reflections of her journey to wholeness, inspires change, and provokes thought. Through sharing influential insights through interviews, articles, and her unique connection to the world, Anjana has become an internationally renowned wisdom writer and cited spiritual thought leader with contributions to major online publications including Rebelle Society, Elephant Journal, Match.com, and HuffPost Live. Anjana is a member of The Beautiful Writer’s Group with Danielle LaPorte and Linda Sivertsen and is currently preparing for the launch of her second book, Start in The Dark: Soul Work for Opening the Heart and Creating a (Real) Life.