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.
When out of balance, you can be rigid and uncompromising with your approach to life, digging your heels in. Your hands-on approach may lead you to solve problems with a reactive force. If a situation changes suddenly, you may struggle to adjust, rising to anger quickly if things aren’t going to plan. Because you move with impulsivity you can often miss little details. Be aware that you aren’t trying to manipulate others with material incentives, and getting stuck in victimhood.
When out of touch with your body, you can disconnect from your emotions and rush past them in favour of practical outcomes. You can become stuck quickly, but on the other side of the coin are also able to uproot yourself just as quickly.
How to Balance:
Wear green clothes or meditate and visualise the color green
Prioritise daily physical movement
Learning to step back and learn patience
Focusing on grounding
- Reflect and find more flexibility as a way forward
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