Are you now, or have you ever been, afraid of the dark to the point of having to

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image86
    Faith Reaperposted 5 years ago

    Are you now, or have you ever been, afraid of the dark to the point of having to have a night lite?

    Are you still afraid of the dark, even after being grown and require a night lite?  I was always terrified of the dark when a child and even into some adult years for some reason, until I developed that personal and intimate relationship with the Lord, and so I now just pray and sleep in complete peace in the complete darkness : )  If so, how did you overcome your fears, if you have? Thanks for answersing

  2. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    As a child yes, in community college even still. I was paranoid and thought someone would be around the corner or waiting in my closet to stab me. But don't feel that way anymore smile Rationality won!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Iburmaster, thanks for the honest answer, and me too for the longest time!  smile Yes, eventually rationality wins thank goodness!

    2. Laura Schneider profile image90
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Glad rationality won! You're smart--it doesn't surprise me a bit. :-)

  3. Jackie Lynnley profile image91
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 5 years ago

    I grew up with a house full of boys so I was always brave because of that and my parents never left lights on and I have a very hard time going to sleep if things aren't completely dark because of that I think. The dark seems safe to me because if I am out in it I know no one can see me so it is sort of a protection. Like a blanket covering me. I never even turn a light on by my bed when I get up at night. I just know the way!
    Of course I turn the light on when I get there before I sit down because I am afraid of snakes!!! (never having seen one in a house...still...) lol

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jackie, oh, wow, that is awesome! What a neat thought, darkness being a blanket, as a sort of protection.  I appreciate the interesting answer.  I know a house full of boys would make one feel safe no doubt!  : )

    2. Jackie Lynnley profile image91
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Give me time to finish! lol You are so fast!

    3. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, I didn't even see the email, but just happened to check my questions under my account!  Oh, now, I do not even want to go there about the snakes! Yikes . . . me too!!!

    4. Jackie Lynnley profile image91
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You know how you read about living in apartments or anywhere there is shared sewage these snakes can go all through there and oh that creeps me out! I have my own septic but I still do not trust it. I saw a long black snake few days ago out back!

    5. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, me, I would be so terrified if one every got into my house.  I have heard about such happening!  I don't know why they are saying your comment is spam, and I hit the "it is not spam" button?  LOL

    6. Jackie Lynnley profile image91
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I noticed when I put the last one it said waiting for approval, but thought it was a new thing. Don't know what would be spam about me. lol Yeah I have always been squeamish about snakes. I could probably climb a wall if hemmed in by one!

    7. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Since we have moved to the country, I haven't seen any, but I know they are there, and I would just die if I ever saw one!

    8. Jackie Lynnley profile image91
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have lived here over ten years and it is the first I have seen, but my dear cat Lilly is almost 19 and doesn't hunt anymore and I know it would kill her if I got me a new cat so guess I have to get mothballs which I have read they don't like.

    9. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard about the moth balls too to keep away chipmunks, etc. We seem to be overrun with them, especially since my dog was killed, as she would chase them off.  We may need to write a hub about all of this.  LOL : )

    10. Jackie Lynnley profile image91
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, or a book and if I keep getting spammed it might be x-rated. lol

    11. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LOL I hear you!!!

  4. Mekenzie profile image83
    Mekenzieposted 5 years ago

    When I was little and I had a 'fear' on my mind I did not like the dark.  As an adult I'm not afraid of the dark, in fact I am like Jackie - I need it to be pitch black in order to fully relax - I like her analogy of the blanket too.
    I have read that we need darkness in order to sleep deeply.  If we go to bed late and the sun wakes us up .. we will lack the hours of sleep needed.  I got room darkening shades after reading that .. I know I sleep better too. smile

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Mekenzie, thanks so much for answering.  Yes, I need it completely dark now, but had been afraid for a long time.  That is an important fact there about making sure we do go into that very deep and restful sleep, which is so necessary!

      Blessings.

  5. Sunshine625 profile image92
    Sunshine625posted 5 years ago

    I was never afraid of the dark, but I do use night lights so I don't bang into anything while I walk in the dark. I've done that before and OUCH!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sunshine, thanks for answering.  Yes, I have done that too and it is a big ouch to my big toe!  We do have night lights throughout the house, if we need to go into the kitchen for anything during the night.

  6. LensMan999 profile image51
    LensMan999posted 5 years ago

    Yes, I used to be afraid of darkness when I was a young child. I was even frigtened to go from one room to another where the bulbs were switched off.But I don't really know how I overcame this fear. Now I have reached such a condition that I cannot close my eyes if there is no complete darkness in my room.
    I think it may be the power provided to me by God, as you mentioned or it is because I have grown up.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi LensMan999, thanks for answering!  Yes, me too, for now it must be completely dark in my room before I can go to sleep.  Thanks for sharing here.

  7. Darksage profile image75
    Darksageposted 5 years ago

    I'm still afraid of the dark but somehow I found some comfort in it. When I was a kid I could not sleep until there is a little light in the room. I guess it wasn't the dark that scared, instead it was my imagination. I was thinking what can I see in the dark that might stand out. I was scared of that idea. Now, as I grow older, I somehow stopped being scared of it and found some comfort in it. But of course, I am still afraid of the dark because that is something you cannot fully take away.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Darksage, thanks for answering.  Yes, that is a good point about one's imagination, and not the dark!  Excellent points here.  I appreciate you sharing.

  8. livinggood profile image62
    livinggoodposted 5 years ago

    I am not afraid of the dark, I am afraid of what is in the dark. I am not talking about a fear of people. I too believe in the Lord and He has been helping me with my fears.
    For so long it seemed I was tortured by what lies in the darkness that I am just now starting to overcome it.
    But memories get the best of me when the lights are out and I am all alone.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi livinggood, thanks for answering.  I understand completely what you are saying about it not being the dark but what lies in the darkness.  God bless.

  9. residentstone profile image57
    residentstoneposted 5 years ago

    I'm why people are afraid of the dark, so no.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good to know there, residentstone.  ooohh  I'm shivering now .....NOT : )

    2. residentstone profile image57
      residentstoneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, as long as God has my back, me neither..Not! ;0)

    3. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      WICKED, WICKED MAN!

    4. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Most assuredly NOT ; 0 ... Funny depiction there of satan, who you may have disappointed by that ridiculous depiction of him there... Funny sense of humor, I must say.  God bless you.

  10. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

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    NOPE, I love and THRIVE in the dark.  In fact, oftentimes, I keep vampire hours.  The dark vitalizes me, makes me more creative.  The dark is beautiful and quiet.  I can hear myself think and pulse.  Oh the dark, what SWEET, DELICIOUS music it makes!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi there gmwilliams, Hahaha ...Oh, how Halloweenish of you, very creative!  I love the dark now too, as that is my special quiet time in prayer with the sweet Lord, who is the light of the world, so in reality no darkness fills my life. God bless you

    2. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You TOO.  Be Blessed and In Goodness.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.

 
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