“They say there is no light without dark, no good without evil, no male without female, no right without wrong. That nothing can exist if it's direct opposite does not also exist.”
― Laurell K. Hamilton, Incubus Dreams
How to Dance in the Dark & Light
The Balance of Life
WholeLifeNLP - Sacred JourneyNotes
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This past week has been a real exploration of the Dark.
Images in the media.
Feeling the swampy, heavy, Dark energy... that is deeply connected to the personal and collective patterning that is ready to clear now.
As Lena Stevens from The Power Path shares with us ~
"...The first couple of weeks (of July) may not be an easy time. You may have to revisit your emotional psyche and do a bit of clearing. You may feel triggered, impatient, reactive, emotional, cranky, irritated, out of sorts, discouraged, overwhelmed, defensive, mistrusting, and have a general feeling that nothing is working in your life.
There is a pressure to transform something, but the clarity is not there yet. This too shall pass. Meet this time with discipline around your practices and self-care. Focusing on how you can better support yourself and who you are is key to your own personal transformation."
So what to do in these times when the DARK is RIGHT HERE?
The learning here for me has been - SLOW DOWN.
Two days ago I was REALLY feeling this Dark energy. And I was scurrying around my home to get everything ready for a sacred event I was holding on the other side of town. Making sure I had everything on my list completed. My car loaded. The right clothes. That my hair was somewhat presentable. At the same time I could feel myself AVOIDING the Dark... Really needing to make SOMETHING HAPPEN FAST... so as not to let the Dark catch up with me...
And in the middle of all of it, I crashed my water filter on the kitchen floor, destroyed the inside of my precious water filter, broke a huge glass bottle, and ended up spending the next hour "cooling down" and cleaning up the watery mess.
After the crash, I sat on the couch.
And I asked my heart, my body, and even... the Dark...
What are you needing?
What are you here to teach me??
in a whisper...
in sweetness... SLOW DOWN.
That trying to avoid the Dark only brings you deeper into the hyper-active, crazy-making, frantic energy that does not serve you, or anyone else.
The reframe here is:
How to Dance with the Dark
There is nothing to fix.
There is nothing to scream against.
There is nothing to fight, and nothing to change. Right now.
How can you learn to dance with an energy that most of the time, triggers avoidance, running away, scary feelings of gross, spooky, not for me, eww...
Can you slow down? For just a few moments.
And let this energy land.
It doesn't have to be in your body.
It can sit right next to you.
Because it has something it wants to say...
Can you ask what this is here to teach you?
Because the Sacred Paradox here is -
Any action that comes from trying to CHANGE or AVIOD the Dark
will only result in MORE of that feeling.
The change (upgrade, shift, and relaxation) only happens when you allow yourself to explore - what is this here to teach me?... Allow the Dark a place to become a partner in your system, and notice what lesson it brings.
So the practice today is:
- Notice how you feel about your life - recent events in the world - your own Sacred Journey
- Take a moment to Honor the Dark. Welcome it in. Breathe in our shared current reality.
- Literally get into the Light - spending time in the Sun is an amazing way to Neuro-Chemically shift your perspective from Dark to Light
- Slow down. Focus on one item of Self-Care for today as a way to pay homage to the balance of Dark & Light.
Questions for Dark & Light Contemplation:
- What are you ready to Balance more now in your life?
- Where would you like to stop resisting the Dark that keeps showing up to offer it's voice?
- How much can you be with the "Dark" - even if it is just for a few breaths?
And know that the shift, the re-balancing, always comes.
“Remember that whatever it is you feed, that is what will grow. So feed the love, not the fear. The second half of the month brings with it the higher emotional center. This is the energy of love, connection, agape, a huge open heart and an experience of essence connection.
During this time, you may feel yourself greatly inspired to do something radical and outside your comfort zone. It is a time to connect with others, to feed your creativity, to come up with new ideas and to fall in love with yourself, your life and everything around you…”
I honor you on this Journey.
In this sacred learning together,