A Guiding Light
There is much to say about the shadow. That dark element moves behind us, stirs fear in the heart, yet remains a playful element, inextricably linked to the burning light that guides the soul towards its natural course.
As our life force burns, it leaves behind remnants of the past. Shadows of memories once gone form the basis of that bag we gratefully carry behind us. Yet, does this baggage have to weigh us down?
I think not. As I have traveled throughout my life, I realize that the first place I go as I get off a plane is the baggage claim. In this place of re-claiming baggage, I pick up what I have brought from home to ready myself to embark upon a new adventure. Hopefully, this adventure guides my soul to realize a little bit of that enlightening spirit so that the shadow may have a unique story to tell.
Helen Keller’s quote reminds us to face the life-giving force of light. While this may focus the energy on progress, I also believe there is some light to learn by going into the dark and dingy place of the soul. In this place of darkness, I think she nurtured her inner light as a guide to move her towards the source of heat that became her true wisdom. In this element, shadow work creates a guiding light for dreams to realize their nature.
Namaste, my friends. May light and blessings find you on your journey to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.