Each one of us goes through “darkness” at some point in our lives. We lose our direction and our compasses. We lose our connection to God/to the universe/to our inner source. How we lose our direction comes from certain situations, sometimes out of our control, and sometimes not, such as losing a job, losing a loved one either through death, or growing apart in a different direction. We feel that there is a piece of us that is missing or empty and the darkness grows within us. There is an emptiness that we can’t fill and sometimes cannot overcome. No matter what we do, the darkness grows like a disease.

These painful lessons we experience from time to time are part of our life lessons. Can we learn from our pains and incorporate the lessons into our being? YES we can! Believe me, the darkness wants to win at all cost. It takes tremendous courage to break away from your inner darkness and find our way back to the light.

I have experienced many dark moments throughout my life, especially when I have an energy shift where the universe challenges me to “step up” and go outside of my “comfort zone.” What are the symptoms? You don’t feel good about yourself, or about what you just did or what you said. You treat yourself or others with disrespect, unkindness and thoughtlessness. One of the steps to fighting your darkness is to come back to consciousness. Be mindful with your thoughts. Understand where they are coming from. Reach in and also reach out to others. Connect to God/universe/or whatever you believe in. Connect to your inner strength. You CAN overcome your darkness. Be the light that you have been created to be. This is your birthright. No one can extinguish your light unless you decide to put it out.

Be proactive with yourself today. Do something to break through your darkness. Go out and be with nature. Help a stranger. Do some volunteer work in your community. Connect with yourself through meditation or mindful exercise, like Tai Chi. If your living or work space is cluttered with unnecessary things, get rid of things you no longer use. You will notice that the dark and dense energy will be replaced by lightness.

Treat your body and mind with the respect that it deserves. Your light will reignite again

Author's Bio: 

Helen is a Certified Reflexologist, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner and a Reiki master. As the owner of the Healing Place in Medfield, MA, Helen has more than seven years of therapeutic foot, hand and ear reflexology experience working with clients who are seriously committed to making a change to their health.

Helen specializes in the reduction of pain and discomfort associated with digestive disorders, migraine headaches, Restless Leg Syndrome, various forms of arthritis, and auto-immune issues such as Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia and Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Helen also works with women and teenagers with hormonal balancing issues, such as heavy and painful menstrual cycles, irregular menstrual cycles, PMS, and menopause. She has successfully helped women undergoing IVF become pregnant and deliver healthy babies.

Helen holds certifications in:

Foot reflexology
Hand reflexology
Fertility reflexology
Hormonal reflexology
Weight reflexology
Pediatric reflexology
Ear reflexology
Canine reflexology
Pain management reflexology
Energy Medicine
Usui Reiki
Instruction of 8 hour Relaxation Reflexology Class

Helen attended the New England Institute of Reflexology in East Wareham, MA, Rhys Thomas’s Energy Medicine Institute in Medway, MA and Clear Self Care in Milford, MA.