When I first started on my personal journey, I kept hearing the phrase "into the light." This motif appears in near death experiences, in healer's language, in protective magic. "It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness." Funny, though, at the height of my migraines, I had to be in darkness because the light hurt my eyes. I put the lowest wattage bulbs in and turned on the fewest lights I could use and then battled with darkness induced sadness. Tonight with this loss I should be in darkness to grieve but have turned on the lights instead.
Progress -- one light bulb at a time.