Help to Slay the Dragon

80446443_Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

~ Neil Galman

I confess, I believe in fairy tales.  As I shared yesterday, I have experienced the dragons in the darkness.  I have been singed by their fiery breath and I have knelt prostrate in grief in the tunnel of darkness.  I have felt the magnitude of mired thinking drag my soul to the depths of despair.  In the middle of the night, I have begged the darkness to swallow me whole.  But my soul always flickered at the last moment, holding onto shards of light’s vestiges with a tight grip until dawn.

And I am still here.

I can attest that the dragon of despair and darkness can be beaten.  He can be foiled into surrender.  His source can be blockaded and he retreats into the murky darkness.  But once he has been seen, he may lurk in the shadows from time to time, treading eerily, awaiting the opportunity to pounce.  It is our job to keep him at bay.  To dwell in the light of love, happiness, sunlit peaceful presence.  To cast out that blackness which lurks in the belly.  To destroy that eager dragon who longs to return to the castle in our mind.

Slay the dragon of darkness.  Reach for the sword of light to conquer that despair.  Hold your head up high, reach out and connect.  You are not alone.  You are freed from your ivory tower ~ it crumbles and is replaced by the round table of friendship.  Look up, see the shards of light which warm earth, sky, life.  Do not be frightened by the light.  Step into the sunshine.  Feel its reassuring warmth and love.  Be inspired by your senses.

You are loved.  You are worthy.  You shine.

Shine On!


For today’s Daily Prompt, you know what I’m building, right?  It’s a dragon slayer ~ a widget which beats depression, gloom and evil.  It takes whatever darkness which envelopes your soul/heart/mind and turns it into rainbows, sunshine and life-giving hope.  It surrounds the world in a rainbow of love which emits peace, love and understanding.  It restores the light of humanity ~ lost happiness, lost peace within and slays the sadness, fear, darkness and evil in the world.  That’s my widget.  What do you think?

Daily Prompt: World’s Best Widget

You’ve been granted magical engineering skills, but you can only use them to build one gadget or machine. What do you build?

20 thoughts on “Help to Slay the Dragon

  1. There is a depth and power in this post that is breath-taking. Your words have poetic magic. I love their imagery, message, the connections they create, and the hope they inspire. Write on, my friend. Write on!

  2. Amen! I can attest to the same thing. God took me out of the darkest pit of despair and into his wonderful light. It can and it does happen… So thankful.

  3. Reblogged this on Joyfully Renewed and commented:
    Sometimes I have difficulty keeping up with all the blogs that I follow, but this particular entry is one that I have come back to again and again over the past week.
    The last few months have been filled with personal growth for me. One of my main setbacks over the last 10+ years has been fear. Fear is my dragon. While this post isn’t necessarily about fear, the message is universal and couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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