The Shadow Has Emerged November 10 2016 1 Comment

With the presidential election still raw in many minds, I sat in quiet contemplation yesterday at various times trying to make 'sense of the madness' that was swirling around me; riots, family calling in tears, confusion at an all time high, well you know what I'm talking about; you are living it.

'What has happened?' is the common question and theme.

The shadow has shown itself. We all have a shadow side and it does harkens to the Robert Louis Stevenson child's poem:

My Shadow

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.
The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow—
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes gets so little that there's none of him at all.
He hasn't got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he's a coward you can see;
I'd think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!
One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

While it is a sweet poem and one I loved reading to our children as babes, it comes to mind now with this passage: 

He hasn't got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he's a coward you can see;

He hasn't got a notion... what shadow side does? This shadow can seem to make a fool out of all of us in every sort of way because it is a part of us that we like to keep hidden, not acknowledged, not honored and certainly not loved. This shadow side is within each and every one of us. Yes we may take the high road often and frequently and live life to high karmic standards. It is a rare person that has indeed been able to love all aspects of self; including the shadow. 

Sit quietly today with The Gang. Sit quietly within. Sit quietly with your heart. Find that sweet spot that speaks volumes of LOVE. Revel in that sweet spot. THIS is the original you. Ask a shadow side to step forward that is ready to be honored and loved more. Does this mean it comes out to play? In a nutshell, no. It means it is a part of you that is now more fully recognized and another puzzle piece is clicking in to create the entire entity known as you. 

Love wins out every time. Don't fight it. Don't ignore it. Simply BE it. Recognizing you are a flawed human (newsflash - we are ALL flawed in some way) only stops that infernal argument of trying to be perfect (second newsflash - you will never be perfect for you are human). 

The time is now. Astronomically we have the largest supermoon since 1948 and the next one will not show herself until 2038. So this may be a once in a lifetime event for many. This moon is churning up the energy that is ready to be released. This moon is illuminating the shadow. This moon is ready to break down barriers and show you the way out and yet the way in. Living more from the state of BEing will only bring about pure happiness, more love, more everything that brings you great joy.

During this time, be sure to be quiet. Do not jump to conclusions. Do not jump in the fray. Do not open your mouth and contribute and engage the shadow. Hold it tenderly. Honor and love thyself.