The darkness is the Self of all your subtle bodies. It does not want to let go. It will create fear, illusion, doubt, insecurity, and lack of confidence. It will hold you back because it does not want to let go. Why should it? It has had free rein for many thousands of incarnations. Illusion is the worst thing that the Self will create. It can create a situation that has you believing something that is totally untrue. The Higher Self, though, knows the truth. It has no negative thoughts and feelings. It just IS. It is the “I AM” of all. When union with this Higher Self is achieved, then total peace is assured. There are many who think they have achieved control of the subtle bodies – who feel that they have everything in control – but only by their actions will you know if this is so. If they criticize another, if they doubt, have fear, judge another, allow anything negative in their life, then they have not done this. Even one small criticism of another is enough to stop this.
For those who have learned to control the subtle bodies and have passed the tests placed in front of them, the Light shines from their bodies. They are in control of all that they do. The love for their fellow humans shines forth from their heart chakra, and they are truly of man and God, or the Ultimate Force. When this is done, then the earth plane can be left behind once and for all.