Star Wars: Use the Force! Do You Embrace Your Light and Dark Side?

Are you a Star Wars fan?

I am.

My favorite movie is The Empire Strikes Back.

Yes, I know many people say that.

But it’s where we found out that Darth Vader aka Anakin Skywalker is Luke and Leia’s father (spoiler alert). And the look on Luke’s is priceless.


Because he may have thought, “How they hell can this guy be my father? He’s a leader for the Dark Side?”

Ah, but guess what?

All of us have the capacity to walk in the light and the dark.

Don’t believe me?

Let me ask you this.

Do you have any siblings?

I do, a sister.

And I can tell you stories of a cat fights (hair pulling was involved) that took our mom to break them up.

But then there were times when we pulled our money together to order a pizza.

To say we walked in the light and the dark would be an understatement.

The Light and Dark Side Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

In the book Star Wars Use the Force! Discover What It Takes To Be A Jedi, on pages 36-37, author Christian Blauvelt describes the Dark Side as Forbidden Knowledge, Passion, and Freedom.


I guess that means I must lean towards the dark side because I believe in freedom, uncovering forbidden (or hidden) knowledge, and passion. Err, right?

But then again, I also believe in Self-Discipline, Knowledge, and the Force, or that invisible energy field that’s generated by all life and connects all living beings (dogs, cats, wildlife, plant life, etc.).


Look at that.

It’s possible for me to “tap” into The Force and use it for good.

And it’s also possible for you to use The Force (light side) too.

It’s also possible that you may tap into the Dark Side.

However, it’s how you use the energy.

You can use your Passion and create and sell your paintings and maybe donate a portion of your sales to nonprofit organizations.

If you believe in Freedom, then support others who want to make choices and decisions that are best for them. The the zaniness around the alleged COVID-19 vaccines is crazy. You can can use your voice to support those who are and have been persecuted like those in the Salem Witch Trials. Anyone who believes that history does not repeat itself must still be asleep.

And if you believe in learning about Forbidden Knowledge, information that may set you and others free, or lead to heal yourself naturally, go ahead and seek it out.

Like in Star Wars, Energy Can Be Channeled

Whether you like it or not, you have the power to change your life and possibly affect the outcome of the craziness on Earth (real planet or simulation?).

Furthermore, you can use both the light and dark side to do it. Here’s an example.

Let’s say you want to quit your job because you’ve been forced to go back into the office (do leaders really want to pay $10,000 or more in overhead per employee?).

And for the sake of simplicity, let’s say you want to keep your Title but with either stay in your current industry or jump to a new one.

You can take your Passion for working remotely and search LinkedIn for jobs with your current Title to see what’s available. You may even create a list of companies you want to work for and check out their People page, so you can have a list of contact you may reach out to (don’t ask for a job – conduct an informational interview).

Once you’ve done your due diligence, you can use The Force to help you have the self-discipline you need to network and find a new job (the quickest way).

Do you see how you can use the Light and Dark Side of The Force in your life?

And let’s face it.

You can’t have one without the other.

And yes. Some people go to extremes with both the light and the dark. However, it’s up to you to balance the two. You may try meditating, walking in nature, doing something creative, reading, etc.

Wrapping Up Star Wars: Use the Force!

Life on Earth is like riding a roller coaster. It has it’s ups and down but can be thrilling at the same time.

To keep your sanity, try not to do everything yourself (Type As, I’m talking to you, and me).

Ask your close family and friends for help and support.

If those around you aren’t meshing with your soul, find groups online that may resonate with you.

In fact, this would be a great way to use The Force to find your ‘soul family’ or at least those closest to it.

Remember, we’re all in this together.

Of course, some of us are a little bored and tired of the drama that keeps unfolding and wish the powers that be within The Force would hit Control+Alt+Delete and reboot the program. Or better yet. Take it offline for a while and make some adjustments to the code.


Take some time to go within and feel The Force flowing through you.

Don’t judge whatever comes up.

Let your feelings surface and feel and process them.

But the quicker you can let them go the better.

Know that this too shall pass.

And may The Force Be With You!