Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Importance of the "Shadow"

“The Shadow describes the part of the psyche that an individual would rather not acknowledge. It contains the denied parts of the self. Since the self contains these aspects, they surface in one way or another. Bringing Shadow material into consciousness drains its dark power, and can even recover valuable resources from it. The greatest power, however, comes from having accepted your shadow parts and integrated them as components of your Self. Everyone carries a Shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. At all counts, it forms an unconscious snag, thwarting our most well-meant intentions. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

- Carl G. Jung

“When you distance yourself from the source of suffering, when you name it as opposite to what you want to be (I assume that you all want to be good, don’t you?), you lose a chance to change it. Because it continues to live inside you, as part of you, making you make many of your choices, but you refuse to recognize it, so you remain in ignorant bliss and you continue to suffer.”

- Olga Kharitidi, “The Master of Lucid Dreams”

Saturday, July 16, 2011

There Is Only the One Creator, Goddess

There is only One Creator. It is the Goddess, the Mother creating Herself as the Universe, as every living and non-living form. Goddess has created the mountains and the oceans, the stars and the planets out of all that She is. She is omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent; She knows all there is to know, and gives of Herself unconditionally all the time.

Goddess is alive within me as my very heartbeat, as my very breath. I am made of the essence of Goddess, at the core of who I am is Her Peace, Her Wisdom, the Life that She is. This is true of me and every person breathing within and as Her Creation. Every word I speak, every thought that flows through me is sourced within her Essence.

I, therefore, speak my word with the understanding that I am divinely guided by Her Wisdom in all that I say, and all that I do, and that all is infused with Goddess. I declare that Her divine Love vibrates through every cell of this body temple in such a way that it expands out from my core into the world at large and touches every heart within my circle. This Love of Goddess draws into my Life the power of this Love in return so that I am surrounded by my complements in other people. All of my relationships are rooted in the deep harmony of Goddess so that I am supported, and successful in all activities, in work, in relationship, in prosperity, in health. Nothing is preventing the upleveling of my experience of Goddess, and She shows up in greater and more loving ways not only for myself but for everyone. For there is only One of us here, and I accept this Unity in, through, and as the Mother Goddess right here, right now.

In gratitude and with thanksgiving I let Her do what She does best. For “I can of mine own self do nothing.” (John 5:30) “But the Creator that dwelleth in me, this Creator doeth the work.” (John 14:10)