The Power of Wounds, Empty Spaces, and the Sacred Darkness.

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We talk about turning the light on to wash away the darkness, we talk about healing the wounds and becoming whole again. In my experience of life, I find these to be statements that can soothe, but which can equally detract us from experiencing truly potent aspects of our being.

Wounds are powerful. They have the capacity to rip open our perceived walls and boundaries, and to leave us wholly vulnerable, in surrender to whatever it is we consider Sacred … or to be held captive at the mercy of our deepest fears. This is why we alternate between venerating the wound, and equally, trying to ´fill it with light´.

Wounds leave holes in you at times. And for the longest time I thought that my dark spaces were things that I needed to fill so they would be healthy, fine, glowing, full of life and love … radiant once more. I judged them by the rhetoric I knew, and for the longest time, I hated those empty spaces.

Nowadays, whilst I wouldn´t accept something boring a hole into me by force, I do see the hollowed out caverns within in a different light. Rather than seeing them as halls of emptiness, they look to me to be a sacred chamber of sorts. An inner temple. Someplace where I can sit, rest, and connect deeply with The Dark Mother, my archetypal understanding of the Sacred Darkness.

Whilst I would not say I lack wounds, or flaws – my relationship with them has indeed shifted. I accept them for what they are, and the spaces they have created. What I once thought was a loss, I now see as a space for pure connection and deep transformation.

It is a sense of appreciation for what was, but equally a more detached state of being. I do not need to re-live those wounds, or identify with them (a.k.a. the woundology paradigm), or to find people who will tear open the same spaces.

Finally, I feel that I am ready for the work I came to do. On March 21, I will be holding a workshop in Glastonbury, UK that specifically addressess the Sacred Space of Darkness and how we reach it through a channel of Love, and yes, Detachment. More on that soon.

Blessings to All,

Bairavee Balasubramaniam
The Sky Priestess

Image: Life and Death Intermingled.jpg By NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Wisconsin [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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7 Comments on “The Power of Wounds, Empty Spaces, and the Sacred Darkness.

  1. After the the intensity of the recent whiplash of Mecury going into forward motion, a comforting post, The Power of Wounds…layer upon layer of learning & experience, of the sacred emptiness. I have been experiencing a desolation deeper than anything I have before, in my 68 years on this planet, in this incarnation. Honouring it in stillness,beingness, brings profound acceptance of many things, within & without…
    My daughter & I look forward to meeting you in Glastonbury, Bairavee.

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  2. Hi I am so delighted you are coming to Glastonbury. I live a few miles away ! I only subscribed to your page a few weeks ago and you are coming to Avalon 🙂 That’s wonderful ! Janie Garnett

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  3. Wowza! You nailed it lovely🙏💚💜 Thank you ! Wishing I could be with you in the Glastonbury . Much Love…, Charon

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  4. What a beautifully written and thoughtful piece. The wound as a space/temple of contemplation..very inspiring. Wish I could make it to Glastonbury to see you!

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