There's an old parable that goes like this:
Late one evening a man who was walking home found his neighbor down on his hands and knees apparently searching for something in a very small area around a street lamp.
Sensing his distress, the man asked his neighbor if he could be of any help.
The neighbor said, "Yes. Please. I seemed to have lost my keys. Would you help me search for them?"
After quite a while of searching, the man finally asked, "Are you sure you lost them here?"
"No", the neighbor replied. "I lost them someplace else."
Surprised, the man questioned, "Then why are you looking for them under the street lamp?"
The answer, "Because this is where the light is."
Do you suffer from the street lamp effect?
Do you search for things only in the light?
Do you search by looking where it is the easiest?
The spiritual wisdom that has been lost to us, our connection with the ancestors, our connection with the earth, the land, our bodies, nature, cannot be found in the light.
In fact, in many instances, we are actually blinded by the light of enlightenment.
To find our way back to our ancient wisdom we must look in the dark, go deep into the roots of the World Tree, and peer into the dark waters of the Sacred Well.
We must find our way back to the darkness of the womb of the sacred mother and remember that the stars are only tiny pinpoints of light in the vast darkness of the void, the place of creation.
To find what has been lost we must go into the darkness of our own inner wisdom using the power of the Kenaz rune to guide us without the need of light.
Ingrid, the Rune Woman
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