Friday, May 20, 2016

Dropping baggage by the WAY-side

There's a sacred energy guiding you. That's why lately you've been distancing yourself from who and what no longer serves you and/or lowers your vibration and instead you've now begun attracting and manifesting who and what does serve you, nourish you and inspire you to vibrate higher daily.
(Quote from Spiritual Networks)

In the olden days when the AOL and MSN chat rooms were still around, I spent many lazy afternoons in adult only chat rooms exchanging steamy fantasies with likeminded folks, and continued the next work week as if nothing had happened. Today, indulgences like that would really hurt me. My scientific mind would like to know what exactly has changed in these years. Was I oblivious then to the turmoil I caused in those days and simply blamed the self-inflicted pain on others? Have I transcended since to a higher energy field which would be undermined by this kind of hanky-panky? Or have I simply developed a big spiritual super-ego that would sabotage me today after any steamy chat? 

Sure you can ask those questions, but does it really matter in the end? Shakespeare once said that there is no good or bad, only thinking makes it do. All that matters for the spiritual traveler is that the energy frequency is changing and you have to adjust your behaviors otherwise you are stuck in the back and forth of what you experience as good and evil. But this all sounds more complicated than it is. Any spiritual traveler will tell you that once you experience the magic of the WAY, there is no turning back. A spiritual journey is a steady advancement towards a manifestation of the SELF, that works for the psychological self as well.

This now and then comparison may sound like preaching, but shadow work doesn't have to be like a battle of good and evil. Facing my shadow made me understood a lot about my psyche. I learnt from the steamy fantasies that they were all about power and sex, never about love. I also learned that letting my fantasies run in pleasurable la-la-land makes me more destructive in my real-life encounters. So today I have to claim that power that I aspire in my real-life interactions and that can be done while being kind and considerate at the same time. Yes, there is work involved to override harmful and interfering programs, but you have the magic of the WAY to look forward to when you drop the baggage by the WAY side.

Is there something your shadow can teach you about some authentic power you may have not granted yourself yet?

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