“Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark”~Zen Proverb
A shadow is caused by a shape or object placed in front of a light source. In fact without the light, there would be no shadow; It would simply be darkness.
How often does our attention go towards the shadow without a moments thought of the light that’s already there? How often do we get in the way of our light then find ourselves engulfed in the shadows, never thinking we are good enough because we don’t see the light?
It’s easy to get caught up in the darkness and isolation of the shadow self; To hide and immerse yourself in the shadow of self-doubt, self-loathing or self-punishment and so I now ask….when was the last time you chose to look at your own light?
When was the last time you chose to see at all those places where you really shine? What if doing so was as easy as turning around to look at yourself? Think about it. Where there is a shadow, there is light yet how often do you find yourself staring at the darkness of the shadow? If you are only seeing the shadow side, you are denying the light.
Keep in mind I’m not suggesting shadows are bad. Shadows give us a beautiful perspective when we have our amusement and consider we are being illuminated from another angle.
Creating shadows is great fun! Remember how much you enjoyed making shadow animals on the wall or making shapes in the sunlight?
What I am encouraging you to do here is to turn around, so to speak. Look at your light and not only see it BUT STAND IN IT! See what is already there!
Once you decide to see your light you may even discover the shadow you were so focused on wasn’t even your shadow, it was someone else’s. If you’re trying to “solve” or “fix” something and things aren’t changing it’s a good bet IT IS NOT YOUR ENERGY! Simply allow whatever it is you’ve tried to solve simply ‘be’ then bid it a fond farewell as you let it go.
Are you ready to step out of the shadows? Are you prepared to see your light? If so, grab your sunglasses because you will truly be in for a treat! You are light and bright and your shadow is fun to play with! Get ready! It is time to shine!~Shine Your Light Debbie
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Debra is a gifted Clairvoyant Reader, Energy Healer, Author, and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, business consulting and healing work Debra also offers one to one personal empowerment sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts.