I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. ~ Og Mandino

the light beyond the darkness The Light Beyond the Darkness

I’m generally pretty upbeat, positive, and happy. Life has been good to me. I’m deeply grateful for that, and for life itself.

However, this past year has been full of challenges for my family and me. There have been some pretty dark days. Also some damn good days, thanks to all the angels, human and in spirit, who’ve been there for us.

We all have challenges. They’re part of being human, especially at this time in our planet’s and humanity’s journey back into light.

One of  my angels is a dear friend of many years, also a writer and publisher. He’s a legendary figure in the world of publishing. He once told me it often helps him, in times of challenge, to simply go back and read some of his own written words. Great advice!

We often freely give our words of wisdom and support to others. But we don’t always think to nurture ourselves too.

So I did a bit of self-nurturing this week. I revisited some of what Spirit and I have written over the years, especially those words that brought light into the dark days of this past year.

Perhaps, if you’re facing any challenges at the moment, these words will help you too.


  • All paths lead home. You will never be lost or homeless.
  • All you need is to ask and we shall be instantly at your side, loving and supporting you.
  • Ask us to comfort and cradle you in these changing and challenging times. We are always here for you.
  • Even in the midst of your pain, your trials, remember you are loved and supported. You are never alone. We are always with you.
  • Happiness is your natural state of being. It is your birthright as a child of the divine.
  • Learning your limits is all about knowing you have no limits. You are powerful beyond imagination.
  • Meditation slows everything down and carries you back to that timeless realm your spirit lives in eternally. Meditate regularly.
  • Treat yourself to something—anything— that makes you feel good. A song, a poem, a beautiful sunset.
  • Seek out the peace and stillness of nature often. Nature will heal you.
  • Seek the company of animals, wild and domestic. They are close to God and will remind you that you are too.
  • Always treasure the light and the darkness. Both hold gifts for you.
  • Above all, know all is well—always.

Adapted from Messages From Spirit.


What are some ways that help you deal with life’s challenges? Please share with us below.

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One song that never fails to boost my spirits (no pun intended) is A Place in the Choir. It was written by the legendary American folk singer, Bill Staines. Here it’s performed by the Irish group, Celtic Thunder.

The line, “All God’s creatures got a place in the choir,” is a pretty powerful reminder for us all. I hope you enjoy the song as much as I do. Listen to it with headphones if you can.


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