The sunflower often has a dark center. Its petals are vibrant in color, ranging from beautiful yellows and gold to oranges and reds. While the center produces seeds for food, the petals draw the birds and the bees. Here I am! the flower seems to shout.
Humanity is the same. While the darkness within the center is often all that is seen, related to, everything that can describe this darkness may have even been called our self … do not forget that within the darkness are seeds, seeds which plant the future.
Extending out from the body is light, sometimes bright and gold and sometimes a little fiery in appearances, like the oranges and reds. (There are many other colors as well, however speaking in flower terms …). The light which emanates from the center is what attracts others, same as the birds and the bees, only human.
See the bigger picture, embrace the whole of who you are. Yes, there is a shady area within the center, but even that produces nourishment for the soul, yours, and those you share with. You are not … bad. There is inherent goodness in all of the parts that make you who you are.
If someone has been tainting your ‘seeds’, shuck them to the side and focus. Whatever has been wrought upon you is not ‘you’. You know who you are better than anyone else can possibly know, get quiet, listen to your soul speak.