By Loni Wise Reiki Master
There are some moments in life when we realize that we are much tougher than we think. Sometimes those moments are compiled over weeks or months when the feelings of survival, growth, and expansion are pressing at every turn and the challenge becomes staying with the positive energy or being drowned by the negative. The challenge of positivity happens when things feel the darkest, and hope is hard to access. The trick is to allow positivity to shine the light within the shadow of difficulty. Negativity becomes an ego response, the mind telling us how it will never get better, or we are not worthy, or that for whatever reason we do not deserve to have the light. Stories…these are all stories created by our own ego-mind to keep us from what our deepest truths are, but within each story we tell ourselves there is a pathway to the light.
In the more recent weeks, you may have found that you are being actively challenged in many levels of your being and this last week was no exception. When life brings you to the edge of understanding and spiritual growth, you have to choose how you are going to be in that space. The easiest way to be is with the negativity unfortunately. It presents itself to you in forms of complaining, being edgy, aggression, emotion and any force of thought energy that removes you from the present moment. As this happens, you can choose another way for yourself, the way of understanding and compassion. If you experienced any bouts of frustration or anger last week, these are two big red flags on the road of internal growth. Both frustration and anger lead you either toward the shadow or toward the light and the crazy thing is, you choose the path. There is an importance of clarity that must be understood when choosing the light of positivity, the change will not come in (most likely) the exact moment you choose it, as there are things already in play at that time. That being said, when you follow the path of the light, you begin to see that your heart is taking over and you are travelling toward your truest existence which is outside the tricks of the mind.
Take a moment to reflect on last week and notice if/when you allowed your stories to take the lead at any time. This could have looked like saying you weren’t ready, or were not good enough to receive, not deserving of love in any capacity, not pretty, brave, or strong enough, etc. Some of these stories are there because they always have been and others are new creations of the ego-mind. There is a certain amount of beauty offered from these stories presenting themselves when they do, as they become the thread that connects you to your greatness. Yes, for a moment, you are captured by the shadowed energy but you are also presented with the opportunity to surround yourself with the light of your inner knowing. This part of you that inherently knows your worth, your courage, and your strength in its fullest capacity and recognizes that your fullest potential is driven out from the shadow because YOU CHOSE to rise toward the light. Suddenly these stories you have been telling yourself become less powerful and in some cases dissolve completely with your new approach of feeling empowered and clear. When this shift happens, you are free of being chained to any specific outcome and if this is a patterned experience for you, that loop is broken and will no longer be true for you unless you choose it.
One of the most difficult things to remember about the experience of last week’s inner storminess, is that while you are experiencing these intense shifts, so are others. As you begin to choose the light, there may be those around you who no longer resonate with your energetic vibration including co-workers, friends and even family. Remember not to take this personal because you have your journey and they have theirs. There may be people who will fall away for a short time, a long time or indefinitely and those connections contained a purpose for you that has run its course. At the end of the day, while your vibration is rising you are attracting to you those who will ignite and light up the pathway you travel. Go deep my friend, the reward is unbelievable!!