Posts Tagged ‘Shadow Work’

Enlightenment through Shadow Work

I’m linking to Ann Kreilkamp’s post called “Two Excellent, Dovetailing Perspectives on Q,” and calling it “Three Excellent, Dovetailing Perspectives On Q” due to the comment section on Ann’s post. I’ve stayed relatively quiet on the Q phenomenon, because I prefer to let people decide for themselves what’s real or relevant in their own realm. The Q stuff delves deep into the Shadow, and while I regularly help clients do that, I never want to force that onto people before they’re ready. The mainstream media has done that, though, so this post comes as support not pressure. Careful blog readers over the past decade will recognize that I’ve written and spoken of these topics many times and many years before. I just haven’t called them Q. Continue reading

The Octopus’s Garden and Shadow Work

So many people –friends, clients, the collective, and myself included — continue to feel buried trauma, memories and emotions bursting from deep waters of the subconscious. Intense stuff, launching from ocean floor to the surface! Despite the Shadow nature of this gunk, I keep sensing waves of healing and liberation.

Last night, David and I were digging around for clarity about certain relationships, and I went to sleep asking for some kind of dream commentary. I awoke after about five hours of sleep with a joyful song and visual still playing. Continue reading

Spiritual Perspective and Healing for Election Blues

I continue to receive multiple emails per day from people still struggling to comprehend the results of the recent US election. Since my own suggestions for everyone actually to take personal responsibility and to embody the slogans of each campaign got me erased from most internet search engines, I still stand by that — apparently very threatening to the PTB — advice, which you can find here. Nonetheless, people continue to struggle and/or outright freak out. For these readers (or for anyone dealing with despairing people), I recommend these articles:

The Election: Of Hate, Grief and a New Story, by Charles Eisenstein

I’ve sent this post to so many people, because it represents the closest to my own opinion of what’s happening and what’s needed. The whole election cycle is a symptom, not the disease. Neither side could “save” the world as we have known it, because that world has been crumbling for the past several decades. Trump’s campaign just vocalized what others have not wanted to see. I particularly appreciate the suggestions for working together to create a new story. Highly, highly recommended read!

Making Shamanic Sense of the Election, by Jaime Meyer

Jaime looks at this election in terms of initiation. Many people will immediately recognize his discussion of Trump as revealing the Shadow. I had not thought of Hillary Clinton as the Dark Feminine, though, but that is perfect for such a war-mongering woman. This piece puts the election into context of a shamanic initiation process and helps explain how the election itself is affecting society at large.

Tea for Troubled Times, by Nao at Honey Grove

This post comes from a Canadian pondering a world without Leonard Cohen and with Donald Trump as President. I love every single Honey Grove post, because they are just so richly layered and sumptuous with feeling and senses. Nao’s predawn reflections do not disappoint. You’ll feel like you just had a cuppa with fresh bread baking in the background.

 

Lee Harris: Super-Charged Power Waves and Responses to Light & Shadow

As usual, Lee Harris gives a very timely message:

About Those Triggers…

With the veils continuing to thin, lots of people are getting “triggered” these days. This post is a short reminder of the choices a trigger moment presents:

  1. Time for Shadow Work: If you see, read, hear or experience something that gives you an extremely intense, possibly over-reaction or makes you feel like a victim, then it’s time to root around in the dark closet of your own psyche to find discarded, rejected, disowned or falsely portrayed parts of yourself. These might be beliefs you took on to please others but that do not allow you to live an authentic life. They might be past life issues bleeding through to this time around and distorting your perspective. They might be gifts you learned to hide because you didn’t know how to manage them. In any case, Shadow Work pays big dividends. You can find a lot of articles on this topic by clicking here.
  2. Find Ways to Stop Actual Abuse: If you find yourself in a situation of actually being abused, or if you witness the abuse of a child or someone who cannot help him or herself, then feeling triggered likely arises as Mama Bear growling, “No more!” or Gandalf stating, “You shall not pass.” In this case, the trigger will continue until you do something tangible to end the abuse. Triggers of this sort do not respond to denial. Once you stand your ground and open the way for someone to stop or step away from the abuse, though, you have done your job. You cannot force someone besides yourself never to return to that relationship or situation, but you can make a huge difference by opening an obvious avenue of escape.
  3. Release Relationships and Remove Yourself: We live in times of great awakening, and with increased consciousness comes increased choice. I emphasized the phrase “someone who cannot help him or herself,” because the Universe no longer supports codependent behavior. If you try to do for people what they can do for themselves, or if you continue to make their lives work despite selfish and destructive behavior, then you end up enabling their non-shift. The Universe is in shift mode right now, so enabling someone’s non-shift requires you to work against the flow of the Universe. Fatigue and burnout quickly follow. Shocking though it seems to people dedicated to consciousness, thriving and empowerment, given the choice, MANY people opt to remain non-conscious, less-than-authentic, self-described victims. Why? Because consciousness involves both courage and responsibility. If you find yourself triggered by people and situations in your life that do not embody the new, empowered, radiant, healing, non-linear energies of thriving and joyful choosing, then your trigger comes from trying to straddle two worlds at once. You will not find peace until you commit fully to the life you choose, regardless of how differently others around you choose.

We create our New Earth by living and embodying it. Where you fall on the scale of 1-3 determines what your trigger means. For people in category 3, feeling triggered reveals your desire to usher in and embrace a new, far improved reality. Honor and celebrate that kind of trigger, even as it may mean leaving some people or situations behind. Everyone and everything gets to choose right now, and you choose by your vibration and actions even more than words. Walk your talk. Inhabit (i.e. make it a new habit) and realize (make Real) the New Earth. Only then will you feel lasting peace.

Blessed Be … and you become the blessing!

Tom Lescher/Kaypacha ~ Astrology for the Soul January 27, 2016

Whew! Feelin’ this one, and I know many others are, too. I’m glad I took the time to watch this Pele Report, because it really puts events from mid-December through now and into mid-February 2016 into perspective.

If you feel the urge to purge, you are not alone. If you find yourself evaluating what works and what doesn’t and suddenly feel it impossible to ignore the suppressed, repressed, and unexpressed, you are definitely not alone. Shadow Time. I’ve also heard so much from friends and clients, as well as noticing big time in my own life, that if something no longer belongs in your life, it feels like a matter of life and death to move it on out.

Kaypacha jokes about how often he uses the word “intense” in the first few minutes of this video, but it’s really no joke. These are intense times. Intensely crushing or intensely liberating: it depends on how you manage the intensity and what decisions it forces you to make. Choose well, because our choices right now are actively creating the new paradigm.

Radiance ~ The Negative

This came through as a comment on “Alternative Views and Considerations about CERN,” and I loved it so much, I asked Radiance if I could turn it into its own post. I write so often about the importance of Shadow Work and of the value of darkness (seeds sprout, embryos grow, plants and animals rest …), reminding people that a world of all light all the time would be just as destructive as a world of only darkness. I love where Radiance takes the theme of “the negative” and how this analogy offers so much potential creativity. Here’s Radiance’s comment:

The negative

I could write a book about this subject. I will only write a few sentences here.

The negative is the infinite well out of which the positive arises. By simple analogy, a photographic negative can produce an infinite number of positive images. The negative is — feminine, unseen, dark, nascent, undifferentiated. The negative is the very screen upon which the positive appears and does its dance. The universe knows nothing of the superiority of the positive. Only the human mind could come up with such a bizarre concept. Modern “civilization” with its “science” rests on the shaky sands of this strange idea.

I’m sure that some people will say– “but that’s not what we’re talking about, we’re talking about, you know- negativity.” And what is this “negativity”. It’s a fancy word for bad or badness. Show me this bad. Where is it? Does it exist “out there”, somewhere in the universe?

If you put manure in your garden, your flowers will grow stronger. If you listen deeply to someones “badness” you will find fertilizer for amazing celestial experiences. When I listen to people, I invite their most “negative” (previously unwelcome) aspects to come forth bearing gifts for both of us.

Radiance
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