The Duality of Light and Dark

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Do you remember the first time the Upside Down dimension was introduced to us on Stranger Things? That parallel dimension filled with demonic creatures? You do? Me too, because all I could think at that time was, I live in the Upside Down.

When Stranger Things first came out in 2016, I received emails and messages via my social media from my friends in the States that I HAD TO WATCH THIS SHOW.

Okay, I’ll bite. Then I devoured the show as I watched Eleven’s life unfold as my own life, the Upside Down included.

There are people on this Earth who only focus on this dimension and plane. They are the same ones who tell me that all dark energy and demons are just energy.

They haven’t been to the Upside Down, yet.

I’ve always questioned that particular thought process because when I’ve journeyed or traveled to other dimensions, my mental and spiritual existence is always in jeopardy. In fact, I’ve had nail marks on the left side of my body when I coming back to this dimension after one meeting. Just energy? Yes, in this dimension and plane but in another dimension, I go there to battle.

Wait, what about light, love and rainbows? Yes, yes, to all of the above, but the difference between a Light Worker and a Light Warrior is that of experiences. The Light Warrior walks in without fear but in faith of the Light within them. We are the ones that people call upon when the dark ones are suffocating the world. We are the ones that have been sharpening our skills and training for most of our lives. We go to battle and are able to face the darkest demonic energy sources in this dimension because we have remembered why we were put here on this Earth in the first place.

We have sharpened our light into spears to pierce through the grips of pain and darkness. We have sharpened our light into blades to clear the path for those that come after us. The Upside Down is not for the faint of heart.

If the duality of Light and Dark, good and bad exists on this plane, why wouldn’t it exist in another plane or dimension? For those who believe it’s only light and love, here’s a tip for you. Look around you, in your hometown, on the news, in your country and look at the duality of light and dark. What do you see? What is it you don’t want to see? Because it exists, it’s there and the more you ignore it, the more you contribute to being apart of the problem of the reality of life.

Mila began to whisper a story as we sat in Piazza della Signoria on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

“I knew there was something wrong,” she began, “Fabiola was in her room. I called her for dinner but she didn’t respond.” A mother can usually tell when there’s something off with their children, I thought.

“I went to go check on her and she was lying on the floor on her side. I called her name again. She didn’t move. I put my hand on her shoulder and she turned around and hissed at me. Her eyes were completely black,” Mila continued, “that wasn’t Fabiola, Carol. That was not my baby.”

“I began praying to God outloud and ran out of the house. We live next to a hospital and I ran into the hospital looking for a Father. Thank God I found one and begged him to come to the house. He said he could come the next day. Carol, I begged him so much,” she said.

As I listened to Mila whisper her story, afraid of the neighboring Italians overhearing our conversation, I thought about how the number of exorcism requests have tripled in Italy. With over half a million requests annually and growing. Not surprising due to the darkness that lives and flows underneath one of the wealthiest cities in the world. The same city who also protects their priests from sexual abuse claims and cases. Duality of good and bad, light and dark? Yes, all day yes.

“What happened next?” I asked her, snapping out of sickness that arose when I thought of all the stories of pedophile priests in our world.

“The Father came over and Fabiola was still on the floor,” she continued, “He ordered me out and I walked into the kitchen and continued to pray. I could hear him praying over her and closed my eyes. I don’t know how long it took, but then he walked into the kitchen.”

“Where was Fabiola?” I asked her.

“The Father nodded his head and I ran to her. She looked at me and started to cry. My baby was back. I held her in my arms, Carol, there was something inside of her, a demon. I knew it wasn’t her, I knew there was something wrong. I was so happy for the Father,” Mila said.

Another round of espressos arrived and we thanked our lovely waiter. Mila stirred in the entire sugar packet into her tiny espresso cup and looked me straight in the eyes. “I don’t know why I’m telling you this story. This is the first time I’ve ever told anyone about this, Carol.”

There was and is no judgement on my part in situations like this. The feeling of safety to allow another to tell their story is an art in itself. As we sat there in this piazza, I took a deep breath because of how heavy not only the story was but also the feeling in this city, this country has. This entire world carries within it.

“Why do you need to go in with guns blazing?” one woman asked me years ago when I described what I did.

Do you remember the scene in Stranger Things where Eleven comes face to face with the monster? The same monster she decided to use all of her powers to disintegrate it? So that she could save her friends?

There were no guns blazing in that scene, it was Ele’s energetic decision to use her extrasensory abilities against a bad monster who was trying to hurt her friends, who became her family.

To believe we live in a one sided world is only hindering ourselves and our mindsets. Duality exists in our world, in other dimensions and parallel Universes. Expansion of our hearts and minds will allow us to face the reality of situations, instead of turning a blind eye to it.

There is a battle going on between good and evil, lightness and darkness. You can either ground yourself in the truth or get swept up in the facade of stories. Stories being told by those who mask themselves in light, but are anything but.

Blessed be.

Carol is an international healer and accepts clients on a case by case basis. Please visit for more information or for session requests. As the state of flow requires her to recharge in different energy vortexes and ley lines around our world, she can only be reached by email.

I write about practical spirituality and things that go bump in the night. Buy my book, Holy Sage for the Soul

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