'Night Guides' Chapter
Nature has what could be called a night side, and I don’t just mean that some things are nocturnal (most aren’t), but I mean that nature has a set of exceptions that complement its rules. The night side is that part of nature we don’t commonly see because it is normally at rest.
In the process of exploring all your relations with the world, you find allies and you find adversaries. Those spirits that challenge you when you encounter them and seem to be set against your intentions. They are a part of the natural balance and an important part of the shamans way.
The night guides all carry one message. Be true to yourself. Which means you will be the natural outgrowth. Be true to your inner spirit, and thus true to everyone. It’s not a challenge to tackle in a short time. It is something that occurs over a lifetime, perhaps multiple life times.
“Night brings our troubles to the light, rather than banishes them.” Seneca (Roman philosopher, mid-1st century AD)
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