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Angela Ashwin

Reflection for July and August


THE DARKNESS OF UNKNOWING

'Lord, even the darkness is no darkness to you:
the night is a clear as the day;
darkness and light are both alike to you.'
Psalm 139:12

Out of certainty
I move into unknowing,
even darkness,
through and beyond thought
into the unimaginable Love
who is in and beyond all things.


'God was present all the time, but I did not recognise him.
I thought it was darkness but it was light.
I thought it was nothing, but it was all . . .
And God approached in the darkness
and emptiness and nothingness
simply because he is
the mystery of mysteries.'


William Johnston, 'The Inner Eye of Love,'  Harper & Row, 1978, pp.121-2


This is an expanded version of the meditation entitled 'The Darkness of Unknowing', in 'Wait and See' by Angela Ashwin, Published by Eagle,
1997, Meditation 15, page 45. This book and its companion volume
'Wait and Trust' are out of print, but illustrated copies are available second hand.
The CD Rom 'Wait and See' can be obtained from McCrimmons Publishers.