Navigating the Darkness

There is one thing that I have become very versed at over the course of my life, and this is navigating the darkness.  Through whatever hardship that I encountered, I was able to figure out what I needed to do to navigate through this, and I never quiet understood where this guidance came from. Now that I have fully embraced my spiritual path I see clearly now where this guidance came from; and how this guidance helped me develop into the soul I am today.

No matter where you come from in this life, whether from the ghettos of the inner city, to the hollers of Appalachia or the poverty of rural America; we are all capable of finding the guidance we need in our lives. Unfortunately, most of us just simply don’t want to do the work that is required of us to reach the levels we desire in our lives.

We don’t wish to make the behavioral changes that are necessary to change the situations that surround us. We continue to feed toxic attachments, toxic relationships, and hurtful environments because we are too afraid of the unknowns to make a leap of faith and change. But once we begin to truly change and truly develop not only as people, but as souls, we can begin to find centeredness in our souls.

This centeredness isn’t from education, experience, or privilege. It isn’t a birthright given to one culture or the other. It is a gift from the Creator. In which discovering centeredness we begin to discover the Creator; free from any dogma or “limitation”. Centeredness is the foundation of which we discover ourselves and our true emotions. We begin to become the world around us, and we begin to see through the illusions and lies that surround society.

It is only once we find this centeredness, that we become a strong lantern in the darkness for others. When we are able to walk through that darkness, through that valley of the shadow of death, and help others navigate this period as well. No matter what they have going on within themselves.

Navigating the darkness is navigating ourselves. It is discovering our souls and lighting them up. Illuminating them through activation of ourselves, activation of our Chakras and becoming a light for others. A beacon if you will.  We all hold this potential to become lanterns for others, and with this gift comes a great responsibility, which is protecting ourselves. When we become lanterns for others, when we begin guiding them through the darkness, we become targets for darker energies, for demons, entities, spirits, and deities to attack and try to extinguish our light.

This is where I became a Christian, was through discovering the armor in which Yahweh can provide for us on this spiritual path. Spirituality is nourishing our souls and connecting with the creation that surrounds us. But once we find this spirituality with the teachings of Christ, we begin to learn how to protect ourselves.

Christ literally teaches us how to meditate, how to connect, how to do what he does and heal as he does. He teaches us how to don Yahwehs armor, and how to walk the sacred path. This is no different than any other culture, than any other teaching. We are simply going to different universities, all learning the same process.

Navigating the darkness, is navigating ourselves. When we allow our lights to go out, we are allowing the darkness to consume us and drag us down, drag us farther from the Creator and farther from redemption and salvation. Happiness is a choice, it is a choice that we make by learning to control our emotions and find happiness in our day to day lives. If your happiness comes from material goods, or superficial experiences in the 3D reality that is this existence in society; then your happiness is like shallow, with roots that barely penetrate the earth, roots that offer no security, stability, or longevity. For happiness that is found in material obsessions and attachments is not happiness at all, but rather an imbalance in the Crown and Third Eye chakras.

Navigating the darkness is simple when we ignite our souls, when we find centeredness in our chakras and ourselves. When we see past the illusions and speak the truth. When we deny persecution and refuse to be silenced by those who oppress.

Fill your heart with love, forgiveness, and you will also fill it with light. Take that light and walk through the darkness. Trudge through the disgusting blasphemy that surrounds us, that is society; and shine your light to illuminate the darkness.

Push your light into every corner of the darkness, cast these demons away in the name of the Lord, and become that beacon for those around you. One person can not change the world, but many working together to expose all corruption, all blasphemy, to heal all trauma and awaken those around us we can begin to change the world in which we live.

Victoria Dellapaolera
Victoria Dellapaolera

Victoria is a Christian minister practicing spiritual healing and development in Williston, North Dakota. Victoria has worked with horses her entire life, and has learned many of her healing techniques from the horses.

She graduated from West Virginia University in 2020 Magna Cum Laude with a bachelors degree in Human Services and Sports and Exercise Psychology; gaining her associates degree in Farm and Ranch Management and Equitation from Dawson Community College in Glendive, Montana in 2012.

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