During the Vigil Night of Shiva, Maha-Shivaratri, we are brought to the moment of interval between destruction and regeneration. We sit with the Shiva in us, sword in hand. We examine the past and future, to see what obstructions long for liberation, what growth we need to encourage. In the dark we face the harm we have caused with no excuse. Embracing our obstructions, we learn to liberate them. Om Namah Shivaya!