Surviving Dark Times: Finding The Light Of Hope

survivingI’ve seen a couple of films recently about dark times. Moments in peoples lives when the worst has happened and it has been a challenge to do the right things. Of course I read and hear about all sorts of things every day. But what I noticed with the stories was that surviving was matter of finding hope.

I’ve always been encouraged by the story of Pandora. The way that her curiosity led her to open a box which let out all the evils of the world. That could have been the end of the story. Instead, at the very bottom of the box, under all the darkness she found a ray of hope. I feel that we have all been given a way of surviving even the worst of our experiences. That the hope I feel can carry me through anything. Yet describing what I hope in or for can escape me. Because hope is difficult to pin down. Am I thinking that I am still alive? Do I remind myself that I am still standing? Or perhaps I’m telling myself that it can get better?

Sometimes I don’t know. I’m in the darkness but looking for the light. And my hope spurs me on to believe and trust that I am surviving. Of course, since I got to know my Guides, I also know I’m not alone. My hope is boosted by the recognition that I am surviving the challenges with their help. Yet I still have to be the one hoping. I know that if I loose hope things will only get darker for me. So I stick to the story of Pandora. Reminding myself that there is always an up side to everything. Encouraging myself to feel the fear that the darkness brings. But to push myself on through it. Until I can recognise the love and the light shining into my dark place. I also know that to experience hope I have to experience it’s absence.

I have to know desolation, despair and defeat. Then I can feel the power of hope. The expectation, anticipation and excitement of Light breaking through into my darkness. I wouldn’t wish my dark times on anyone else. That’s actually because I know we all have dark times. But I am sending anyone trying to survive the darkness a ray of hope. Surviving is the important outcome. Let hope light your way.

Day 807 of my blogging challenge

4 thoughts on “Surviving Dark Times: Finding The Light Of Hope

  1. Thank you Annie
    This is very encouraging. The worst time in my life is when I felt completely lost, abandoned by God, who had allowed me to suffer so much.
    This seems to be the journey we all face, live through and learn from.
    To create lives like this, we must love Drama.
    Now like you, I experience the closeness and support and Love of my Guides/Angels. I believe they were always with me, but didnt make them selves known. How I survived I dont know.
    Now i have hope and trust in Gods Plan and Love for me, and for that I AM truly Grateful.
    God Bless

  2. Dear Annie , thats a lovely piece , for me sometimes you have nothing left but to know that everything that happens in your life has a purpose and to thank God for that purpose gave me the strength to come through the most horrific times . Also suffering doesnt have a faith or belief so wherever you are never feel you will be turned away because whether you believe in god or guides help is always there in the darkest place

    God bless

  3. Thank you for commenting. Your words are very true as help is always there for us – no belief is required – and no matter how dark we think the times are. Keep shining your Light <3

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