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We have a misconception in our society and within our belief systems that challenges everything we think we know about learning Self-Love. We are taught on a most basic level that Honest emotion is weak, vulnerable, and unhealthy and it is here that we see ourselves running away from Self over and over again. It is most important in this journey to come into Balance with our shadow side and learn to Love this piece of ourselves that we may find unlikable or even unlovable. It’s actually quite sane and normal to fear this side of ourselves on some level due to the decisions that we sometimes make from this shadowy “place”. The fact of the matter is that we should be “fearful” of our shadow side and this is why we have to be willing to be the distant observer of our fear by learning to have a healthy respect for it and the reactions it can bring into our Lives by way of the decisions we make that may not be the most rational or objective.
Honest, intimate, and Loving connections can bring up emotional issues that are looking for Healing or release. It is this Light of Love that can shine on our darkest places leaving us to face what we perceive as ugliness about ourselves. The truth is that emotional expression is a most beautiful form of Art that tells us everything we need to know about our emotional and spiritual complexities. We ALL have a “snake” which is what we perceive to be a fear, insecurity, or weakness. Most people fear and “hate” the snake just for being itself and this says so much about our “egoic”, fear-based, or “reptilian” brain depending on how you choose to look at it. When one comes face to face with these fear-based emotional complexities it takes great discipline to be the distant observer of our personal brand of “fight or flight “ reaction that happens automatically in these situations. Sometimes if the shock value is high enough we don’t have the option to sit back and observe so we are then left to experience some kind of fall-out in what is actually a very normal REaction.
There is nothing wrong with desire as it tells us where we have longing in our Lives. When we feel angry it typically comes on the heels of some form of pain and lets us know where we feel threatened or “tread upon” in some way. When we feel lack it is because we are working through a process of feeling there is something we once had but has now gone missing. When we feel resentment it’s because we feel violated in some way. When we feel guilt or shame it can point to a place where Self can be more Accountable to Self. When we feel jealous or insecure it tells us we feel fear of “losing” something or someone that is important to us on some level. We all feel alone and abandoned at times but it’s in our solitude that we find out what we’re made of as it’s only our perception that sees us “alone” in the crowd. The list goes on and on but the gist is that our emotions tell us everything that our Spirit needs us to know about where we need emotional clearing or detoxification. Where we get into trouble is in thinking that our emotions and/or the expression of these emotions is ugly or wrong somehow. This is when we begin to settle for less than what our True Self seeks to have in our Life Experience because it forces us to push away the emotional expression of our “fear” or the very thing we are trying to shed in the first place.
If we can really find a way to be the distant observer of our “snake” we can begin to suck the “venom” or poison out of its actions and reactions. Sometimes we need help or intervention with this because the snake is very comfortable with the patterns of behavior that it created to keep it Safe. In this, the word “ego” implies something selfish which is why it’s important to understand that many of our venomous ways were created in childhood before we are even old enough to communicate in many cases. When we suck the venom out of our fear we don’t have to be afraid of its reactions or its tendency to sabotage anything Healthy that comes into our Lives. We Learn to Love our snake just for being itself and from here we can admit to ourselves when we’ve made subconscious, unhealthy decisions that negatively impact our Lives and/or cause “regret”. When we are unable to recognize where we REact from our snake we ultimately aren’t being True to Self and begin to settle with Self and in our relationships.
The Key is that there is nothing wrong with what we perceive to be our “negative” emotions rather it’s our job in the process to overcome this perception and learn to Love every aspect of Self. When we Love our snake it becomes docile and only bites when its very clear boundaries are being violated. From here, we can use the venom from our snake as medicine in order to find Positive aspects and strength where we perceived negativity and weakness. We learn to Live side by side with our fear so that we can grow and branch out like the Tree of Life instead of continuing to run round and round on the “karmic wheel” of venomous decisions designed to keep us from our best and truest Self leading to the greatest fulfillment of our deeper Purpose. We learn from here to really evaluate the choices and decisions we have available to us and react from this Healthier emotional space rather than relying on impulsive decisions made from fear instead of Self-Love. We Always need to remember that we are Beautiful Souls who are ALL Worthy of Unconditional Love on the most fundamental of levels and that we ALL came “here” to experience just that!
Link to the Original Article: http://blueprintsforbutterflies.com/2014/05/19/into-the-deep/
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About the author:
Jennifer Deisher has been sharing her gift of empathetic soul readings since her awakening, which converted her traumas into Experiences that unlocked the authentic Blueprints of the Soul. Today, her unique insight and connectedness with Spirit allows her to guide others into their True Self.
Jennifer believes the art of human connection has been conditioned into detachment from our True Self, which consequently denies us the essential Blueprints of our evolution. Driven to share her perspective with the world, her writing has been published on numerous websites around the world. She is also a media writer for The New Earth Project, and founded the website BlueprintsForButterflies to help others connect with their Higher Self and create a spiritual foundation in line with their own individual energy signature.
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