What’s Happening this Month
Embracing Global and Cosmic events to help Create your Reality,
written by Dana Mrkich.
The energies have been hard and heavy lately. All our shadow stuff is coming up, along with any distaste and resistance we have to the shadow within ourselves and others. The shadow by it’s very nature is all that we have disowned. It is all that we find hard to accept and digest – the good, the bad and the ugly. Why would something good be in our shadow? Well for some of us it is just as hard to accept our power, courage, beauty, talent and assertiveness, as it is to accept the parts of us that are weak, vulnerable, disorganised, procrastinating, scared or controlling. Yet this is why we are here. To accept all these parts of ourselves, because every single bit is what makes us who we are.
There was a beautiful Chrysocolla crystal in the shop last week. It was like a large, palm-sized, smooth, shiny turquoisey-blue green rock. One small corner of it was chipped. Yet that made me love it all the more. I felt like this crystal represented how we are. We all have parts of us that are chipped or wounded, aspects of ourselves that have been hurt or fear being hurt, qualities within us we don’t like or understand. But just like this naturally chipped Chrysocolla we are as Nature and Spirit made us. We are all perfect in our imperfection.
It can be really hard to accept parts of our shadow as it raises up to face us. However, our resistance to it makes the process harder still. It sends us spiralling into fear and anxiety. We just want to spend the whole day under the doona. Panic ensues, we feel like we can’t breathe, like we’re being dunked underneath water again and again. If this has been your reality lately, hello, some part of your shadow has come a’knocking and you are trying to postpone answering the door! Give it up. Get out of bed and see who’s there. You might actually end up liking what you see.
Shining a light on all that we most avoid or resent, by loving it and embracing it with compassion, allows it to be seen in a new way. The irony is that while some of the stuff in our shadow is the worst of us, it is also some of the best of us. We hide from our power because we’re scared we won’t know what to do with it, or that it will somehow hurt us or others, but by bringing it to the light we can use it in an enlightened way! Keeping it in the shadow will ensure it will have the very effect we most fear. Isn’t that the irony! Our shadow most often is revealed to us by another’s behaviour. What is it about someone lately that is really pushing your buttons, triggering your worst fears, or sending you into anger, frustration or impatience? That very behaviour is a mirror for the part of your shadow that is seeking acknowledgement and acceptance.
The time has come to bring all of who we are out into the light. We don’t have to be ashamed or scared of aspects of ourselves anymore. They no longer have to be hidden or shoved away into dark, deep corners. Just for today, take your whole self out of the closet. Face it as it is, and decide to love it as it is. Do the same with the people you encounter. If it feels good, do it again tomorrow. You have nothing to lose, and a whole lot more of yourself to gain.
The Hawaiian healing process ho 'oponopono
To get a mind-blowing perspective on what loving all parts of us can do this is a must read: The World's Most Unusual Therapist by Dr Joe Vitale
Recent letter from a reader who has tried it (used here with permission):
Recently I read Joe Vitale's book Zero Limits. I was inspired to say the I LOVE YOU mantra as much as possible. To increase my focus on this I started to write I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I CAN DO IT on sticky notes. I put these notes all over my house and cars.
Some results of this are that my wife Jackie and I have a much better relationship.
She was real happy when I bought her 87 year old mother hearing aids so she could hear. We bought her a new tv with closed captioning so she could understand better what she was watching. At each step of the way her mother said " Don't waste your money. I am just an old bag" After she got these things she really appreciated it.
One problem she drives an old falling apart rusted 1998 Ford Escort and is not too happy with it. I said I LOVE YOU 1 or 2 thousand times and coughed up some money to buy her a scion xB 2008. It is much improved model with a 2.5 liter camery engine. It is a head turner with a lot of zip. I thought it will give her a bit of a paradigm shift. Maybe she will decide to live well for another 15 years. What I learned from Joe Vitale and Dr Hew Len seems to be working.
Right now here in Pendleton Ore a cowboy town in Eastern Oregon I am sensing a consciousness shift. Many people around me seem to be getting better in different ways.
Your web site has inspired me. I am going through relationship changes and making progess.
Thanks so much! Fritz Miller
9 Nov – New Moon Scorpio
Ah, how timely. Just as we’re discussing the shadow here we have a new moon in Scorpio – the sign of transformation! This is a perfect time to surrender to whatever process of change is occurring in your life. Scorpio is represented by three symbols: the scorpion, the eagle and the phoenix. The Scorpion part of us can get suspicious of change, it is always at the ready to attack and defend itself should someone come along and say: the way you are isn’t working, it’s time to have a little shift. The Eagle part of us is a little more enlightened. It uses change as an opportunity for greater freedom, to expand its wings, and fly into new situations with wisdom and higher perspective. The Phoenix is the King of Change. He has no problem burning down a whole building if it has served its purpose, knowing he will rise from the ashes, bigger, better, faster, stronger. This weekend it’s your choice as to which Scorpio symbol to use, to guide any transformational processes you may be going through.
15 – 17 Nov – The Sky’s The Limit
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24 Nov – Full Moon Gemini/Uranus Direct in 14 degrees Pisces
Today’s full moon coincides with Uranus, planet of the unexpected, turning direct after 5 months retrograde motion. We’ll start feeling this at least two weeks ahead of time. Anything could happen from sudden breakthroughs to breakdowns. I’m getting the image of the tail of a dragon that started swirling around the time Uranus started its retrograde phase (June 24). Today’s the day it goes ka-choo, smack, knocking all the chess pieces off the board. “It’s time for a new game,” says the dragon. “I told you it was coming, but no-body listens to me do they?” Listen to the dragon. He may breathe fire, but that’s only when he feels unheard. Ride the tail and let him toss you where you’re meant to be. He has a great sense of direction and good aim, you’ll like where you land – eventually.