By Loni Wise Reiki Master
WOW! What a great week for finding some resolve to be a good person. Believe me, it doesn’t come without a strong will, not allowing yourself to be overcome by the anger and frustration and sending that back out in to the world around you. It was a big movement with the events that occurred toward the end of the week. I am speaking of the full moon, lunar eclipse, and comet on Friday. This is an event that carried some pretty significant power. Usually the build up to the full moon is about bringing things to a close, allowing things to come full circle in the learning process which we are given in the monthly cycle. These full moons open our pathway to begin again in preparation of the next new moon where we, once again, lay the foundation for new goals and intentions. This last full moon was joined by a lunar eclipse and a strong one to show us how we can embrace our shadow, not by hiding it, but by allowing it to come through in order to diffuse and disperse its energy. There is a great empowerment that can occur if we choose to embrace the shadow within and apply it to the light. Maybe this sounds confusing or contradicting, however there is a great deal of knowledge we can get from playing with the dark.
Everyone has a day where they wake up in the morning with an edge in their breath, when the toothpaste cap slips from your fingers and lands on the floor by the toilet, when the cap to the coconut creamer isn’t on quite tight enough and you shake it up all over the kitchen, when you spill your coffee in the car. Then you realize that you have to be around other people, be nice and empathetic to their needs and you understand that it might take everything you are to not be emotionally inflamed. It’s ok, everyone feels it, we each have days like this, when the day begins with a shadow hanging over your head. There is a great wisdom in knowing that there are many levels to this behavior, there is something above it, underneath, around each side and in all the spaces between. As there is shadow, there is also so much light, for one cannot exist without the other and in their existence is balance and strength. Take a moment, amungst all of the tension to really check in with yourself by breathing and doing a scan of your body. Notice all of the places that feel heavy, tingly, warm, light, cool, or something else. When you find a place that requires your attention, breathe into it and really connect to what it is trying to tell you…and believe me there is always a message.
Sometimes the message comes to you too late, in the sense that the shadow has tapped your emotions and they came out on someone else before the check-in process was made available. This can create even more emotional process and it offers you another opportunity to embrace the practice. Apology is necessary sometimes. In the moments when you are able to catch the rush before it moves through onto someone else, you are actually shifting the darkness into light. You spend so much time trying to release the shadow, to turn away from it and pretend it doesn’t exist. Or worse, you bury it deep within your body, mind or spirit so you don’t have to address it. The only thing that will come of this is creating space for some negative energy to build and for dis-ease to occur in the body. Truthfully, it is no longer ok for you to condemn yourself or your spirit to a prison of holding and burying emotions. LET IT GO! Find a way to allow yourself to be permeable, letting these emotions and feelings be acknowledged and released to move through. Feel them as they come in, and respect the process of letting them go after they have run their course, but not before. This will ensure that in the darkest places that try to rest with in you are lit by your fire to transform into your purpose.
What fire did you light for yourself this last week and will you continue to burn away all of the pieces of you which were created by society or the opinions of others? I say do it for you…do it because you are ready to remember WHO YOU ARE! Much Love Friends!!