Understanding the attributes unique to our celestial nature can help us see the recurring themes that show up in life. It's the blueprint to understanding ourselves. To see clearly the binds that hold us back, often fastened by ourselves without our knowledge.
Our shadow aspect feels as if it's hidden, existing below the earth in the darkness, often manifesting as guilt, shame, sadness or anger.
Just as yin and yang complement each other with their natural duality of light and dark, the shadow aspect of our archetype is interconnected with the light, the parts of us that are approved of by the world.
Often it is perceived that our shadow aspect represents the parts of us that are “broken” but to be whole we need to accept all of us, just as wet is to dry or night is to day. Integrating the hidden self so we can become whole.
“You are not broken, you are open.”
To be open to life as it comes and welcome what we came here to learn.
To accept who are today, where we aspire to be, and how to get there.
Our shadow aspect isn’t to be perceived as negative, it’s like gravity, a tension that keeps us alive and from floating into space.
The challenges and setbacks we face are only the growing pains to realise our better selves. Hard truths, though often unwanted in the moment, shine a light on the pleasing self-image we build to pacify ourselves in place of the real thing. Accepting turbulent conditions and often painful lessons are the way we may transcend the mind limits of fantasy. Here, we may truly recognise ourselves, accept what lies ahead, and begin to live a free and joyful life.
Your generosity can quickly turn to anger and resentment if you neglect your own needs – like a river that is dammed and the water controlled, eventually it will force an opening. Your concern for others can come at the expense of your own, sometimes leaving you feeling like a doormat. Ignoring your feelings will often lead to neediness and becoming stuck in victimhood and the potential for becoming manipulative may arise. If your sexual connection is blocked, your ability to receive and manifest will diminish. Your desires should not be submerged or eliminated as they will be ever seeking means of expression.
How to Balance:
- Allowing the judgement-free flow of emotions
- Recognising what you are experiencing / OR immerse yourself in a body of water
- Prioritising filling your own cup first
- Release anger held in your body with afrobeats or belly dance that moves your hips
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