From darkness to light. The process of working with your darkness and shadow material is the way to reach the light. That is the barely admitted secret of transformation that many people just don’t like to talk about. But the importance of this process is evident in shamanic practice, native indigenous practice, in multiple cultural mythologies and scattered here and there in religion.
One of the last places we usually find it is in new age philosophy. Within that lexicon we have things like the power of positive thinking and the law of attraction (re-interpreted.) In that line of thinking we should not have negative thoughts or feelings, especially anger or hatred, out of fear that we will attract that in our life. Well folks, this is incredibly blind and shallow, no? Not to mention unrealistic. A deeper approach is to understand that the “darkness” has to be accepted and worked through, not ignored and repressed. That is what the whole Halloween season does. Brings out all the things we don’t dwell on in polite society such as death, (energetic) vampires, and fear.
The first thing to do is acknowledge that darkness exists. Hatred, anger, murder, torture, abuse, psychopaths, yes they are all real. All we have to do is turn on the news to figure that out. The second thing to do is understand that you have a shadow side within you. What in you looks like what you see outside of you? (from esoteric hermeticism–as within, so without, as above, so below.) And the third thing to do is get busy healing those things, feeling those yucky feelings, loving that inner child, and understanding that is the path to true change–in yourself and in the world. From darkness into light, that is the way. 🙂
Here’s a snippet of this week’s newsletter:
Ok, this subject I am passionate about. There is no such thing as genuine security in 3D reality. The only, true, everlasting security is to be found in love, Source creative energy, God, the one, the foundation of all. So the security we think we are going to find in material things, in accumulation and hoarding of anything, in our own physical bodies, in other people, in clinging to any situation as permanent, is simply not there. So why are we trying so hard to chase after something that is not there? I think it is because we are living in the egoic illusion that we are separate from God. The security that we seek in all of the wrong places is our seeking for that realization of oneness with our creator. Resolving to have that realization is the smartest and wisest investment you will ever make, and it makes a huge difference to how you relate to the 3D world.
Take a look around, everything is in a state of flux and change. Flowing with that force and not against it is also wise. So what are we doing when we are worried about security? We do things that we don’t want to do, in order to feel secure. We don’t do things we want to do out of fear that we won’t be secure. We don’t take chances or risks, because we think we have security and we are going to lose that. We don’t make changes that we know we need to make. We stay in a state of inertia, afraid to make a move and listen to our intuition. We stagnate, we slow down to a crawl, and we become lifeless. Our existence becomes determined by our fears. Safety never created anything. And safety is an illusion. Everything you have accumulated you cannot take with you. Your physical body is going. The only thing that you take with you is whatever you have created in your heart and soul, and that never happened because you stayed in your comfort zone. It happened because you realized who you are, what you can do, and you went out and did it.
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and have a most fantastical, risky, love filled day! 😀
Transformational Change as Spiritual Growth
Sunday, June 21st, 8pm EST
(changed from June 17th.)
In the current energies, we are all faced with upheavals. Changes of job, residence/location, relationships, and sudden health issues or loss of friends or family members takes its toll on us, but also, strengthens us. If you are going through, or will be going through, a major crisis, transition, or change—this class is for you. We will create a safe space where we will learn the deep lessons inherent in processes of transformation. Learn: Common lessons/life themes inherent in change, transition, and transformation,Techniques to take care of yourself, how to ground and center when change is swirling around you, Why these situations call for self-love and how to practice that, How trauma and stress impacts the body, mind, and spirit,”Anchors” that help to keep you strong and sane in hard times, The importance of emotional release and learn emotional releasing techniques, How to build your social support networks,How to see your struggles as learning opportunities and remain positive, problem solving strategies.