Healing Our Shadow

by Meg Benedicte -

We've often heard from the sages of the past that the true path to enlightenment requires the total acceptance of the shadow self. This process of soul integration includes all aspects of our being - both positive and negative aspects.

In order to become whole, healthy, complete beings we need to face our shadow and compassionately accept and heal these lost fragments of consciousness.

This requires digging deep within, observing and confronting our wounded human self, the part of our being that has suffered throughout time and offer solace, gentle care and release from the painful shadow stored in our cellular memory.

It is not an easy or comfortable process but it is vital that we connect to ALL energy present within our unified fields so that we can piece ourselves back together again.

And yet the capacity of the human ego's resistance to self-reflection, analysis and forgiveness is astonishing, but very real! We would rather distract ourselves with just about anything before we will admit we even have a shadow self!

The truth is that we all travel the same journey towards becoming a Divine Human; the spiritual embodiment of the Soul. That journey entails the gradual healing, clearing and releasing of all darkness from our bodies, our auric fields and our consciousness.

As long as we exist in a human reality we contain within ourselves a mixture of Light and Dark; we are the living embodiment of duality!

And so first we need to observe and recognize life's lessons as we reflect and analyze our personal patterns and behaviors. The gift of karma is the wisdom it imparts as we allow ourselves to receive the soothing balm of forgiveness and compassion.

Wisdom erases all karma! Every aspect of human life has meaning and purpose---we only have to open our minds to reveal it. So as we dig deep into our shadow, we need to look at all the nuances and insecurities we are sensing, feeling and reacting to. We have tapped into the emotionally charged area that is ready for healing and forgiveness!

Every layer of shadow that we probe, uncover, heal and integrate will contribute to the increased raising of our energetic vibration. 

As we let go of more and more heavy, dense, stuck shadow energy we begin to feel lighter and lighter. We feel lighter thoughts, lighter emotions and also lighter bodies! As we convert our low-vibrational shadow into Light, we enhance our physical health and well-being.

Each time we merge more of our hidden consciousness into the Light, we are piecing back together our whole self! We begin to feel less dis-connected and empty inside and more Soul presence and wholeness in our daily, human lives.

There has to be a shift in power, like the passing of the baton, from the ego to the soul so we can evolve into Divine Humans. 

This can be one of the most harrowing of experiences, often referred to as the "dark night of the soul", when the ego battles to maintain control of the will.

We tend to blame outside forces when we don't get what we want, not realizing that everything is flowing into our lives as a result of our past thoughts, feelings and actions.

When we can move into following the wisdom of the soul and feel the presence of our personal power and true essence, then we are able to take full responsibility for what we create in life. 

It is only when we can switch to seeing through the eyes of the soul that we can see the consequences of our past, egoic decisions, actions and words.

We are then able to own and accept the legacy of the less-developed self and begin the process of clearing shadow from our energy field, so that we can move into the purity of the future.

It is this process of internal house-cleaning that frees us from the shackles of the past; the locks and chains holding us frozen in time.

By cleaning out the shadow of the egoic self we can break free of the limiting beliefs, patterns and programs that have kept us prisoners in duality. This freeing process allows our true self, the Over-Soul, to fill our bodies with power and self-love.

It opens the heart to feel the natural flow of abundance and the exquisite joy present in the quiet moments in life. We can soar to the heights of our visions and feel the bliss of freedom.

If darkness is the absence of Love, then the most effective tonic to use in healing internal shadow is self-love.

The more love we flow into our deepest wounds and darkest emotions, the quicker we are able to clear and raise our vibration. This process gradually transforms the bio-energetics from a broken-down human into a powerful, healthy evolved Soul living heaven on earth. This is our destiny and our purpose and so it is!