Easy Does It
Embracing the Light and Dark Parts
Love and fear, life and death, light and dark, light and heavy, embrace it all! It's all life, it's all you, and it's all Higher Power, but it still gives us power. Like a judgmental and condemning Higher Power or inner parent or wounded inner child these powers are often difficult and demanding, but they are actually trying to help us however sick and twisted they become.
It is like the image of a devil (demon or dragon) on one shoulder and an angel (guardians or protector) on the other. Yet the dark parts are us too, and have a lot to teach us. The question is who is in the driver’s seat, who are you going to follow, and what energies are you going to feed? Odd as it seems, it is only when we accept, welcome, and embrace the dark, negative, and difficult parts of ourselves that they relax their grip on us and become willing to help.
As the the industrial and scientific revolutions, and the age of reason spread across the world it seems the feeling and passions of the renaissance had given way to colder, rational, and heartless human viewpoint, yet “I think, therefore I am” leaves tends to leave us empty and bitter. In response, romanticism arose in Europe, but it seems as if it didn't have as much effect here in the "wild" west. The woman's, civil rights, and peace movements got us going in the right direction, but it looks like there is much more work to do, and this is part of it, and hopefully you are too.
Feel It to Heal It
Ask yourself now, do you really feel the love of your Higher Power, inner child and teen, and other internal personas deeply? If not, why not!? How could you further that kindness, caring, and compassion for yourself and others? That’s your job now, to find the ways to really feel the love - of God, inner child, teen, inner parent, teacher, leader, as well as nature, music, science, art, and so forth with all of your heart and mind, body and soul.
We are willing to (and recommend to) dance, laugh, play, cry, walk, run, swim, rest, eat, drink. Whatever it takes to melt a frozen heart or shatter a heart of stone and break free from the log jam and dam of fear, bitterness, resentment, anger, rage, jealousy, depression, anxiety, regret, loneliness, addiction, isolation, or whatever the hell it is to be open, honest, authentic, and real for ourselves and others.