Hello!! Happy Saturday to ALL <3
Last week I was so overwhelmed I didn't know what to write. Amidst the shadow reflections (some felt welcome to come out), other happenings, and an incredible event, I would have delivered a babbily boo of thoughts to you. So! Here I am with a much clearer head, and I'm so excited to share share share! Thank you to everyone who is reading and leaving comments. I love you.
Let's go back to the shadows. After I had written about The Shadow Effect, and reflected somewhat on what my shadows are, I dipped to a new ground of exploring. I'm sure this happens to everyone. One week you are riding a wave, and the next you are down at the bottom. I want to share this because it's a part of my journey and I want to be completely transparent to you guys. I was down low and... wasn't sure how to explore it. I found myself doing part II of the shadow work that I wanted to touch on with you guys. PROJECTING!
Projecting is fascinating. For those of you that have never heard of it--- projecting is when you put your own issues on other people. The way The Shadow Effect describes it really puts things in prospective. What we judge in others is ultimately a disowned/rejected part of ourselves. When was the last time you were really mad at someone? What were you mad about? Could you turn it around and conclude that those are issues you want to work on in yourself? The Shadow Effect states that the more rise we get out of something that someone does, the more it has to do with something coming from ourselves. One really healthy way to learn from this is to sit with yourself when these angry emotions are boiling in you, and be prepared to address them within yourself. We can't control anyone around us - and it is a waste of energy to do so. The only thing we can do is listen to ourselves and take actions that make us happy.
Since I was having trouble navigating deep waters this week, I visited this AWESOME woman who gives great advice. I felt negative. And I felt bad for it. She directed me to look at a painting of a flower on the wall, and told me to look at the negative space in the painting. The beautiful flower pops out because of the negative space, and without it - it wouldn't be the same. The negative supports the positive. In looking at the painting, I felt at ease. I hope it does the same for you! Look at the flower below and appreciate the negative for what it does to the positive. It doesn't seem so bad now, does it?
So! I've committed, to be more in tune with myself, to MEDITATE! on a daily basis. Every morning. I believe my tough week came from me not listening to myself, so here I go.
Cheers to listening to yourself. Third eye high fives :)
p.s. Here is a recap of the incredible event I went to. A night full of authenticity and finding truth within. So inspiring!!