Both dark and light happen ‘within’ the ONE SELF... but IT/YOU is neither ... IT is Nothing-Empty with infinite potential experiencing that potential on the screen of Consciousness 'as' a dream.
The dream itself 'portrays' this full potential but nothing is ‘actually happening’ since it’s a dream [very believable while YOU 'as' the SELF slumber within it].
Attention 'on' the ONE SELF will expand IT in Awareness but that which has seemed to block Awareness [conditioning] then 'spikes' through many, many triggers that get your attention. This appears to this false-self-body-mind-identity as darkness fighting back your devotional-focus. However, it is simply the shroud of conditioning [expectations, attachments and identifications] rising to the surface of Awareness to be dissolved.
For this Self Inquiry/Surrender is the direct route HOME to the full Awareness of the ONE SELF YOU Are … in an unbroken stream.
-image by Solveig Larsen
SELF DISCOVERY books by John McIntosh