From the beginning of our life experience until our last breath, we are given one opportunity after another to see and be present to all aspects of our Being. This includes the light and the shadow. When seen through the lens of love this opportunity is the true gift of life.
As a humanity we have been conditioned to believe that shadow means dark or bad, and thus when discomfort arises, be it physical, mental or emotional, we unconsciously use some strategy to artificially "lighten up" instead of being present to the shadow. We do this because deep down we unconsciously believe that some part of us must be “bad” or we would not be having the experiences that we are having.
We have not been taught that these experiences our simply by products of us segmenting or separating certain aspects of ourselves. We have not been taught that separating from any aspect of ourselves actually reduces our power. It does not matter if we are experiencing issues with health, relationships, finances or other forms of creativity. All of these challenges are opportunities to reclaim, through love, the power that we hid.
Using strategies to lighten up will always be a temporary "fix" because what is arising from the shadows will continue to break through our strategies until we are present to it and receive it’s gift. Much like a young child who will constantly demand our attention until we meet the actual need, our shadow aspects will do the same thing.
There is a very good reason why this energy continues to beg for our attention. It does so because that is where all our power lies. That is where the truth of our Being has been locked away. The shadows actually arise as the foundational part of our request to be all that we came here to be.
We are not here to suffer is any way, shape or form. That is the illusion of some of the bigger unconscious strategies that we collectively created. We are here to reclaim the power that we hid in the shadows, so that we can live the fullest expression of ourselves.
The Journey Back to Love provides the frame work to do just that, so that regardless of what is happening around, through or to you, your focus can remain steadfast and present the power that is being offered back to you. This capacity is the greatest gift that we can offer the world, because the outside is always a reflection of what is collectively inside. As each one of us does our part to invite the shadows (power) of our own lives, with love, back into our inner community, a sense of wholeness is restored.