Yes, we’ve watched the old TV show about 3 sisters who are Witches…(Charmed) back in the late 90’s. And no, this is not about all that jazz.. objects flying through air, invisibility, freezing time, and exploding bad-people with a flick of one’s hands! (aw, sorry to disappoint, if that’s what you thought it was about).
Am more interested in the transpersonal (psychology) concepts of Dark and Light…or rather Shadows.. and how you as a Practising Magician, Wizard or Witch deal with your own dark and light aspects… Even more importantly, what’s your normal `mode’ of being?
We are not talking about good or evil here. I am already assuming that you are a `good’ person, one who means well by all others, and that you have the best of intentions at heart.
So what am I talking about? Am talking about your point of view- how you see the World around you, and your positive contributions to it in a magical or esoteric way? Here’s an example – you know that old phrase – Is the glass half empty..(negative view), or is it half full (positive)..
This is a bit like that.
There are two types of `Lighters’ – that is, people who bring positivity into the world. For better or worse, I will refer to them as White-Lighter, and Dark-Lighter. In Transpersonal psychology debates in our old Coven, our High Priestess.. the late Maureen Brown referred to this matter as `coming from the Dark’ or coming from the light’.. when doing magic.
Still unclear? Here it is..
Do you live in a world of darkness and deeper emotions, observe all the negative things in the world around you, think about those matters – and at times perhaps even empathise so much that it penetrates your psyche more than it should, and you lose perspective and even your self to it.. but eventually pull your self out (because of inherent Will and strength) .. and then share your wisdom or knowledge gained, or help others? Then you are what I would call a `Dark Lighter’. You swim in the unknown waters.. and keep your self buried within the troubles and despairs of humanity.. A fine line you walk..
Do you live in a positive state of mind.. and think everything is wonderful.. and can only see the beauty and love in everything.. You avoid thinking deeply about the despairs, troubles of others…or avoid getting involved – because you are quite sensitive to those energies, which can bring you to flood of tears or other emotions.. which simply is too much to handle.. You live in a cloud of positivity and affirmations.. want to help people.. and send love and light at the drop of a hat..? Although you are intellectually aware of humanity’s issues, and will have experienced your own difficulties, you don’t jump to empathic links with people in really negative or harsh mind-sets.. ? You are what I would call a `White Lighter’. You are like an angelic being that stays above the ground.. wings in the clouds.. in touch with that energy.. and are able to channel it down to the people.. but landing on the ground will debilitate you..
It is my view that both types of `Light workers’ are necessary for the well-being of people in our World. We need some to dive in to darkness and see what is going on.. even become polluted or infected by the harder harsher energies.. but by turning that into light..(personal transmutation), they change that energy.. And we need others to be higher, exist in a pure state of unconditional love and positivity.. and be able to send that to all objectively.
So..which one are you?