Face Your Shadow

Today in my RSS feed was the following by Diana Harris.  Those of you who follow my blog and have been reading my latest non-animal related posts (Letting it Go; An Email Between ***; and The Other Woman(?)) would probably agree that Diana’s post is befitting to what I have been going through.  It looks like I need to “face my shadow” and look within.  I would say the timing of Diana’s post is fortuitous.   Wouldn’t you agree?

Read on to see what I’m talking about.

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“Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the Treasure of their true Selves.”  ~ Carol Pearson

This last week may have proven to be a bit intense at times due to the planetary oppositions and squares. The energy remains a wee bit erratic and volatile so be self-aware. Guard against making decisions without all of the information, not listening, and engaging in power struggles with others. The Best Use of these cosmic power surges over the next days is to face our own shadow –the place where our wounds and fears reside. Issues of self-worth; boundaries; dependence and independence; and how we see/relate to the world are in the spotlight. The tendency is to focus upon the seeming flaws of others when they rub against our differences. We may feel good temporarily but it serves no purpose. The people that we have been having issues with, been avoiding, or are generally rubbing us the wrong way are serving us now by providing us the impetus to look within and see what healing is required in our own hearts, minds, & spirits. It is not about the other. It is about us. Now is the time to look into the “world within ourselves” and heal, forgive, and love what we have hidden or denied. It is underneath those wounds that we will find our Treasure. We are both the golden treasure and the vessel (Heart) that holds it.  To clear your energy and to hold more Love: Stand with your face to the Sun. It is a reminder of our origin – pure Light. Breathe in its rays. Imagine rays of Love spreading throughout your body from the crown to the heart and out into your energy field. Feel your heart expand. Ground yourself in this Light and go about your day. Do this as often as needed. You will find yourself more steady and in flow. Blessings All! You are Much Loved! ~ Diana~  SOURCE

We Are Not Defined By Other People’s Opinions of Who We Are


Trying to be Perfect may be inevitable for people who are smart and ambitious and interested in the world and its good opinion…What is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of Becoming Yourself. ~ Anna Quindlen

An Observation: Perfection is a judgment of the self & the world. Sometimes it shows itself as constant striving, struggle, or competition. At other times, we may simply feel frozen from fear of failure. Perfection is another face of “poverty consciousness” or lack. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. It is a far greater tribute to our Spirit to confront our fears and accept our humanity. Realize this: Our Worth is not defined by what we own, our money, or other people’s opinions of who we are. These are all transient. We are Eternal. We were born Worthy. There is no need to prove anything, to struggle, convince, or to compete. It is a waste of life force energy. You are more valuable than that. Chuckle at the notion of Perfection as defined by man made rules.

I Am Divinely Created Perfection embodied as me! How about that as a mantra to jumpstart your day?!

Source: Diana Harris