I have started a new morning routine the last couple of days and I must say I am loving it and really feeling the benefits of starting out my day this way.
I have been waking myself up just as the sky is starting to lighten but is still predominantly dark, rugging myself up as it has been a little chilly here in the mornings as Autumn starts to really take hold and taking myself into the back yard and laying out on the sun lounger with a blanket with my furry sidekick Tex.
I play some soothing noises in the background, just enough to hear it but not drown out all of the natural noises going on around me and I become mindfully still. For a short while I may close my eyes, but otherwise they are open, taking in the beauty around me.
The sun rises and slowly paints everything a beautiful golden colour, and if I am lucky – the clouds will be a beautiful mix of purple and pinks as it was this morning before turning golden themselves.
The moon is still nice and bright at this time, slowly making its way to saying sweet dreams and good night and there are a few stars that stay until the sun gets too bright and they fade away.
Today that really got me to thinking as I never really paid much attention to it apart from in the night they are there and when the sun is up they are not. I guess if you think of the sky in childlike terms – you could almost imagine it being a totally different sky that you are seeing, that they somehow leave and come back when it is time for them to do their thing. But really it is all still there, the only difference is that the sun is shining so brilliantly that it blocks out all of what you could see in the night sky.
And they made me really think on this and then they showed me that it is the same as our shadow selves. Our less than wanted traits and ways of being. If we allow our light – our own personal sun – to shine brightly then it overrides these shadows BUT the most important thing here is that they are still there. They are just outshone by your incredible light.
So therefore it is not about getting rid of those shadows or making them better and all the things we want to do to them short of bombing them – it is all about letting your light shine brighter than anything else. They can still be in the background – just like you can sometimes see the silhouette of the moon during the day but just don’t pay them any attention. Just allow yourself to feel that light, be that light and know it is connected to Source so how can you go wrong?
Enjoy being your light, enjoy knowing the shadows are there any time you require them or not as the case may be. Know that they help to make up the whole of you so therefore how can they be bad? Just learn to see them and treat them with your pure light.
Till next time… keep walking your spiritual path xx