Sunday, July 8, 2012
All of us at some time in our lives, are confronted with parts of ourselves that get in our way, that limit us, and keep us from becoming more than we are. It might be a manipulative behavior, or avoidance. It might be an unexplainable attraction to bad boys, or even attraction to a “golden child” or person who seems to move in complete grace. This is our shadow in action, and our ego instinctively looks away because shadow holds the limited portions of our personality and habits developed in the past that no longer serve, and are not part of conscious awareness. These are the parts of ourselves that we have learned to repress.Our dark shadow holds repressed negativity while our golden shadow holds our repressed potentiality. These two aspects of shadow are the Guardians of the Threshold to spirit, to non duality, and to living in grace. They prevent us from being all we can be, from reaching our highest potential, and from living our lives in the experience of heavenly, loving spirit.
When we come to the same place with our science and our mysticism, the importance of understanding our viewpoint and our place in it cannot be denied. That threshold of fear, where our own shadow keeps us from the non dual experience, is where I find most verbose folks whose need to rail against the world's ills might be threatened by taking responsibility for the world in a new morality. This anxiety can be difficult to let go of, like the fear that guards the threshold. Letting go of the need to find the world wrong so that we can feel right is releasing our own golden shadow. What we cannot know without crossing the threshold, is that releasing the shadow is also stepping into it, and opening the door to infinite possibility for ourselves and our experience. We choose possibility with our viewpoint, creating our experience, and when we cross the threshold and accept the will of God as infinite possibility, we accept all that is as our own. The paradox can be unimaginable, especially to those who hold tight to fear, good and evil and its sweet fruit, me and not me. The promise of the Kingdom and infinite possibility is just beyond, and so much more...
Excerpted from All About Living by Molly Brogan