It is from a narrow mindset that we choose to blame others for the things we lack, for the opportunities missed, for the moments that we should have or could have changed the narrative and the course of our lives.
There are many versions of ourselves that we can choose to hide behind, to victimise ourselves in, make excuses for, but it is only when we no longer single these parts out and see them for what they are together, as a whole, that makes the beautiful unique constellation you are.
A diamond is not a diamond without its facets, it is just a piece of glass with no dimension and your wholeness combines the best parts of you and those you would rather keep hidden.
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
"How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole." -C.G. Jung
If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse. It is important to become intimate with your shadows. After all, knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Examine the areas in your life and the aspects of yourself that are not up to par and really see them. This awareness invites you to be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
The key to empowerment is to experience the creative power within ourselves. When we experience this, we are connected to and part of the creative Source, we are empowered to make changes in our life and take responsibility for creating the life we wish to live.
My online course, Awaken by The Ritual, is a 40-day journey that gives you the prompts and guidance to begin honouring your whole self. It is the stepping stone toward letting go of victim mentality and transitioning toward the understanding that your life is a result of your choices, your perceptions, your ideas, your thoughts, your actions. It seeks the parts of you that are unique and special and shines a light on those that bring your shame and in surrendering to the self, we find the wholeness. Through the art of ritual, sacred teachings, and Kundalini yoga, the course invites you to look within. The platform is set up to explore at your own pace, so that you begin to find the sovereignty within yourself by making choices and creating a timeline with sacred practice that allows for your transformation.
I invite you to connect with your inner mystery and discover how limitless you are.