When we say ‘the light side’ or ‘the dark side’, we are not speaking of good vs evil, but of the natural vs the unnatural. The natural is ‘naturally’ alive and reproduces and sustains itself, whereas the unnatural must feed outside-in upon others to sustain itself — the natural is the living, whereas the unnatural is the dead. Just as the Star Wars movies state, the dark side is indeed seductive with its promise of easy power over others, but because it is unnatural, its weakness is that it must hoard and lust after energy resources to sustain itself; it doesn’t have the capacity to be naturally self-sustaining. In order to master the light side, we must patiently dissect the lies of the dark side (shadow work) and undertake the long process of re-aligning ourselves with nature, and come out of the unnatural systems that society has placed upon us.
“Then I heard another voice from heaven say: ‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues.” ~Revelation 18:4
This process may seem sacrificial and unnecessarily long, which is why the dark side is so enticing to some. Have heart though, for in the end, the natural is infinitely more powerful than the unnatural, and the unnatural will be shaken off by the natural; to some this will feel like judgment day, but to us, it will just be the reestablishment of the natural flow and order of life.