There are times when we feel gripped by the darker human emotions: fear, anxiety, grief, loneliness, anger, sadness, depression, or even despair. When we can’t shake off these feelings, we may experience a “dark night of the soul” where our spiritual resources fail us.

For some, this is experienced as the emptiness of God’s withdrawal; others may feel deeply affected by circumstances in our lives or in our world. While darkness can be a deep wellspring of creativity and growth, it is challenging when we are in the midst.

This page is a place for members to unburden our hearts anonymously and share with others.

Please treat one another’s concerns with kindness and respect. Thank you.


You darkness, that I come from
I love you more than all the fires
that fence in the world,
for the fire makes a circle of light for everyone
and then no one outside learns of you.

But the darkness pulls in everything-
shapes and fires, animals and myself,
how easily it gathers them! -
powers and people-

and it is possible a great presence is moving near me.

I have faith in nights.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Darkness ... is also part of my journey as a human being.
When darkness surrounds me, I am lost in a sea of confusion.
And I am so far gone into darkness that
I cannot see the Light.
And yet I know that Light is always shining within...and
this powerful thought is what keeps me trying over and over !


Darkness ... The invisible you touch .....
Light ... The visible you see ....