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. 🙂
Feeling stuck and restricted? Many of us have been. At this point in the astrology and energies since 2012, so many know they need to make huge changes. Anyone still in resistance will really start to feel the heat now.
Usually what happens when we feel stuck is our resistance. Stuck and stagnant energy will always want to move and your soul wants to grow. For many of us, it is our fear that keeps us restricted in a holding pattern. That is the real reason for being stuck. There is likely something that you don’t want to look at. Something you fear changing. You may try to shut off your intuition and all the signs that point in another direction. But in truth, the only real restrictions are the ones you place on yourself. We do this by being too wrapped up in the mental body, thinking and rationalizing our way out of our own happiness. We come up with excuses. These are all ego’s tricky little ways to keep you right where you are. So how do we get out? If you don’t feel happy with something, that is your first clue. Acknowledge your true feelings. Get out of your head into your heart. Get off the mental thought loops that keep you locked in worry and fear. Get very clear about what you want. Make a plan. Then go for it.
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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! 😀
Enjoy this week’s newsletter, and happy b day to me–still a chance for you to take advantage of my b day sale but ya gotta jump on that now, more details in the newsletter.
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This week’s Energetic Forecast: I am sure many of you noticed the total lunar eclipse in Aries on Sunday. How that affected you will depend on where Aries falls in your natal chart, but lunar eclipses are usually about endings and clearings. You may feel a lot more clear now than you have in a while that some part of your life has been held back, and you now know why and what for. This is a good thing, although many people don’t like change or surprises, everyone knows that is how the universe works–you are better off going with the flow that presents itself now.
I was re-watching Rick Levine’s
take on September and it struck me when he said Sept is about “adapting to change while not losing our center.” That’s perfect. The effects of eclipses are long lasting with a six month window so expect the effects to linger. Still in Mercury retro until Oct 9th, which is basically a “are you sure you know what you are doing?” effect. We have Mars and Jupiter in Virgo which is willing to work step by step, Saturn in Sag which is making sure we are ready to make real changes. You may feel like hitting the gas and the brake which is also a good analogy, so take your time, don’t panic, and keep center.