OWNING OUR SHADOW SIDE- EVOLVING AS A HUMAN BEING INTO A SPIIRITUAL BEING
©Higher Realms Ltd 2012
“We all have one, a shadow side, and the interesting thing is it hides from us in a disguise.
Have you ever met anyone who perhaps lies and manipulates? It is learned behavior born not from their Spiritual self but from conditioning. They do this in order to protect themselves from hurt, and they will often say “I am a nice person”, then drop into the void of victim mentality “why does this always seem to happen to me”? The reality is that underneath that shadow side they truly are, a Spiritual being, however they are so caught up in that behavior that they only see other people’s reactions to their shadow side and do not even realize that they perhaps have initiated the scenario in the first place.
Another aspect of a shadow side is the do-gooder, the person who runs around after people to seek approval or win friends. When this great effort is not rewarded they can become resentful (therefore the shadow side is revealed).
Or have you come across the person who is sweetness and light, and almost over caring? Then to find out that this person talks behind your back? Or perhaps they have gone to some extreme behavior to sabotage your success? This person is out of balance they spend their interactions “trying” to be nice, in order to hide their own shadow side.
The person who always has an opinion or offers advice when you do not ask for it? The one who seems to know it all? Underneath this persona you are likely to find a very vulnerable person. As opposed to the confident persona they are putting on.
It all sounds really yucky and negative doesn’t it? It isn’t however, because when your shadow side reveals itself to you, it is actually crying out to be noticed and healed. It needs attention, nurturing, understanding and love. It needs to be released into the light.
When you go through this process you evolve spiritually, and love and compassion towards others becomes more of a natural thing as you are comfortable within your own skin.
This also allows your own Soul to settle within your body as opposed to coming and going with the tides of your moods that are affected by your shadow side.
As you progress through your journey, and as you heal your own shadow side, you will find that things bother you less, and your thought flow more in sync with that of what is termed the universal mind, where positive and realistic idea flow freely.
Just remember, shadow side or not, you are loved, and by surrendering your shadow side you break down the barrier that blocks you from having this love.”