[wil·der·ness] noun  (1) : a tract or region uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings (2) : an area essentially undisturbed by human activity together with its naturally developed life community. (3) :a confusing multitude or mass.



In the wilderness when the moon is hidden, and clouds cover the stars, darkness is no longer an aid to beauty, or a means to appreciate the night…it can become an adversary. An idyllic location, a lyrical blend of nature during the day can turn into a menacing oracle of gloom when darkness eats away at the security of the day. Darkness fuels insecurity. Darkness feeds doubt. Darkness crumbles hope to the extent that any remaining positive prayers speak to the return of security founded in the warming rays of the sun; the morning’s yawn of promise. Darkness, however, can echo’s our spirit’s ability for buoyancy because without darkness, brightness can deplete all energy expelled during the day. Darkness can be scary, but it can also expose a deeper meaning towards a fuller, more balanced existence.

What does darkness, in all its forms, say to you?