The Longest Day of the Year

Happy Summer Solstice to those of you who celebrate!  From here on out, the days will slowly become shorter until the Winter Solstice in December….and yes, we will make it there!

When we think of the Sun, we think of the world illuminated by it, and the powerful energy that allows for all vegetation to grow. Yellow is a color that makes us think of things like baby chicks, smiley faces and general happiness. And while all of this is part of our reality, so is the darkness.

My People have been pretty loud lately regarding the power of the darkness, the void, and the quietness within ourselves. It seems that this part of ourselves, which some call ‘the shadow,’ has been neglected by a great many people. There is a sadness associated with this refusal to see this part of ourselves. It’s the part of us we reject, or deem unlovable. It’s the part of us that we hide because we don’t want anybody to see it. It’s also a part of ourselves that we think of as separate from the ‘other’ parts of ourselves. In essence, we’ve turned ourselves into a mosaic, a stained glass window, where some parts of us are allowed to shine in the light while others are covered so no one will ever see.

It takes such strength and courage to even take a peek at this part of ourselves. And I’ve got news for you- it’s not something that can be compartmentalized and shoved aside as most of us may think it can. It permiates us with its energy the way all energy moves through us. How foolish can we be to think we could take a piece of ourselves, judge it and throw it away.

So many people are in a place in their lives that feels ‘stuck’ right now. There’s a reason for it.  The world is changing. The energy is changing. Those of us who value the opinion of society are becoming outnumbered by those of us who value the good of humanity. Call it what you will, call me what you will, this is happening.  This is why so many of us are in uncomfortable situations right now.

In order for something new to happen, something old must first fall away.

Take, for example, an old building that is no longer stable. This is the state of some of our lives right now. We can continue to patch up the holes or put up the scaffolding, but nothing can prevent its final collapse. This is not a doomsday prophesy, it is the path to illumination!  First, we must find the courage to tear down this structure. That takes work. Even physical buildings don’t just tear themselves down!  It takes a wrecking ball!  For some of us, that wrecking ball comes in the form of a failed relationship, an illness, or a loss of a job. Once the structure has been torn down, the rubble must be cleared away. Large vehicles show up to carry it out, and it can take many to collect the debris. In our lives, this part of the process takes place by going within- which is where I ask my readers to follow me at this time. It’s where we take a look at the faulty wiring that lead us to believe the building would always be safe and stable, or the corrosion that we refused to acknowledge so we could continue to live in ignorance that our house was not falling down.

This is the hardest of all the stages to go through. The house being torn down, well, that seems hard, but when we have to take a hard look at the materials that built it we truly see for the first time that something has to change. Then we can begin  to rebuild our ‘house.’

My dearest readers, hard as it may be to imagine, I do love all of you. I love you for your struggles and the way you fight through your tears to make it through to the end. I love you for your courage to explore the unknown and the meaning behind things that mainstream society simply does not understand. And most of all, I love you for your ability to reach into your hearts and keep going– helping others as well as yourself throughout the process.

The Dark Night of the Soul, as it is sometimes called, is not the end, and it is not a black hole that will suck you down. It is simply an opportunity to shine light on an area of yourself that you have left in the dark, neglected, and unloved.

I rarely recommend any kind of ritual, but I wanted to mention one of my very dear friends, Carol Woodliff, who is a trained Shamanic Practitioner, Intuitive and author.   She offers her services to those who are seeking to look within and let go. You may feel like you are at the very bottom of a well, and can see only a tiny sphere of light above, but with some help, you can begin to rise through your fears and limitations and move back toward the light. Through a ‘Despacho Ceremony’ she will help you create a prayer bundle containing your intentions, issues and blessings of gratutide, to help you move forward, through the darkness. She is a nurturing, loving and kind soul, whose only motivation is to help people. I adore her, and if you get a chance to work with her, you will too.  Please check out her website and explore at http://www.carolwoodliff.com 

And you can be sure she will be a guest on an upcoming show in the very near future! In the meantime, check out the archives by visiting: Confessions of a Spirit Messenger, on BlogTalkRadio.

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~ by healingstarspirit on June 20, 2012.

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