Facing Your Shadow

Facing our own shadow is a tough journey. If we’re finding it easy, we’re probably not really facing it. Because it’s exactly the parts we do not want to face.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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As we meet it, embrace it, find peace with it – in its existing form…we bring another part of our Self Home & awaken more Self Acceptance.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This in turn has the incredible bonus of shifting our perception of how we see others.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Naturally the elements we reject within, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We reject externally.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And the elements we reject externally, we have a unique relationship to within – to even have that type of reaction.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And so it works both ways.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Each of our perceived enemies are unique to each of us. It is literally those that trigger us.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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As we come to peace with what is being triggered within, we open up the supreme force of Compassion that yields no boundaries. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It seeks to unite us. Bringing the light & dark together.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It is a wisdom far beyond our dualistic thinking.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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As we invite it into our lives, it does not stop there.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It seeks to radiate outwards.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It touches the ideas of those we have sought to fight, to detest, to be repelled by.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We now understand them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Where they are coming from. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We can only access this through our own shadow.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our shadow links us all together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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They are us.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And we are them.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The ‘us vs them’ is an expression of our own inner separation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This doesn’t mean that we all act like each other. Or that we are ‘exactly’ the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It means through understanding, through compassion, through awareness – we find solutions within. Therefore we can find solutions outside. We find unification.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ultimately this is what brings us peace. And this is what brings us together.

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