Eight Angels Came to Me On Eight Nights
Each one told a story***
On the third night —
Darkness IS Light — God separated the light from darkness
called light day and the darkness night, and it was evening and it was morning
In the beginning, darkness and light one, a single seamless sourced good
then the challenge: subdue the dark, illumine the good.
Temple menorah lit by day to illumine the night. Hanukkah menorah
lit by night to reclaim dark. Light from darkness itself — the source of light.
Light from the luminous essence of darkness – this the Hanukkah light.
The Temple lights seven, Hanukkah eight, seven the spiritual cycle
the seven sefirot emanated from God, all natural cycles given in seven.
Eight — surrounding the seven, the extra measure laid around nature
The eighth lamp — light from darkness itself — darkness as an aspect of light.
Now stare into a candle see the flame see the darkness around the wick
see the dark candle it’s all light