Light and Darkness

Light and Darkness
artwork by Thelia Zein

Light and Darkness

Would it be possible to have a world without “Darkness?”

Our physical experience is made up of opportunities to learn and evolve, to reconnect to Spirit as we make choices to discover, integrate and potentially master the energies of the earth as so many Ascended Masters have done before us.

The classroom in which we all journey through life is vast, and no two people will ever have identical experiences.  However we are all presented with the choice between Light and Dark.

Many days we choose to embrace the darkness around us. Darkness sometimes masks itself in our emotions, but it is always present in the following:

  • Judgment
  • Criticism
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Resentment
  • Depression
  • Pity
  • Abuse
  • Martyrdom
  • Enabling
  • Escapism
  • In-Action
  • ANYTHING that contributes to Separation instead of Solution!

And yet we have all participated in these very human experiences!  Are we wrong?  Are we evil for doing participating?  Certainly not.  These are our tools for learning, our guidelines for growth and indicators of our personal healing and empowerment.

We live in a world of Duality.  Where there is Light, Darkness, too, exists.  We focus on the Light to illuminate our Shadows, our Emotional Wounds, so that we may heal them.

As children we begin to test the boundaries of our physical and emotional worlds.  We learn what hurts and what feels good.  We are molded by our parents, peers and society’s doctrines, sometimes rebelling and sometimes accepting them.  The impressions are made, however, and they become an integral part of who we grow to be!

As adults we often identify with the programming and wounding of our childhood.  We often feel somewhat helpless to the old scars and guidelines even though we intellectually grasp their no longer relevant origins or applications in our current state of empowerment.

We must be reminded that we are no longer the helpless children we once were.  We are accountable for our own choices and we create our own reality with those choices!

Hiding from the Darkness simply causes more Fear or Resentment, essential tools of our “inner demons.”

Allowing ourselves to see the Shadows, the things, emotions, people, and energies that block us from the Light, gives us the opportunity to reassess and make choices that support our healing!

When we see something we truly do not like about our actions, thoughts or emotional state, when we know what that Shadow is, we can conquer it!  We can change our reality with awareness and action!!

Working with these Shadows one at a time slowly peels away the layers of personal history and stops the buildup of additional sediment.  Choosing to release a Shadow is the most important step in healing.

Once the choice is made it resonates within the physical body and then begins to move into the layers of the aura, cleaning out emotional debris and allowing Light to fill the resulting holes.

The more we focus on what we are creating, the more the Light becomes our focus!  The result?  We carry less Darkness and cannot be so easily wooed by its seductive nature.

Shifting consciousness, spiritual awareness and greater personal empowerment are the results every student of Light desires.  We begin by identifying our Shadows and taking them on one at a time.  In addition to this, the focus of each day’s energies is wrapped around the following energies:

  • Gratitude
  • Forgiveness
  • Hope
  • Joy
  • Compassion
  • Humility
  • Spiritual Connection
  • Healing
  • Empowerment
  • Passion
  • Wisdom
  • Faith
  • Service

We cannot escape the Darkness.  It is our teacher.  But make no mistake, it is not a friend.  Denying its presence is Darkness in itself, but embracing it carries deeper dangers.

Illuminate your Shadows and the Darkness will shrink from the Light you create.

Author Elizabeth Selden

Elizabeth is a single mom who owns two businesses focused on spiritual well-being and physical health. As a teacher, she travels world-wide to offer workshops in metaphysics and shamanism. She holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University and has taught in the public and private sectors for quite some time, creating specialized programming for at-risk students and teacher training programs that support the whole child.

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