Gone Dark…

I have been noticeably absent as of late. I don’t believe in scaring people or putting negative thoughts into the world, especially when there is nothing that can be done. I have been told by my guides to keep quiet for now. And what am I without them?

There is always hope. We always can steer ourselves back onto the course of oneness with God/Goddess/Great Spirit. Now is the time for seeking answers from within and for intense prayer. Please bathe the world in white light, ask the Holy Spirit, angels or whatever God/Goddess you pray to, to guide you. Whatever is easiest for you to connect to the spirit world through, use it. If it’s a person who has passed over pray to them to help you find your guides right now.

Sadly, the darkness (anger, hatred, stupidity, evil, selfishness, greed) is strong – very, very strong and our world will have to be righted back on course. This means a series of events that will ultimately bring us to our proverbial knees if need be. I believe that is what the strange vision I had  just before the Haitian earthquake meant. We are in a time of reckoning so make peace, be kind; the meek shall inherit the earth.

The more of us who awaken to the Light the easier our lesson will be.

It’s true that the one percenters have raped and pillaged us into this financial mess. But it is the Joe the plumbers, the ignorant and the wanna be’s – whose lustful greed is just as bad as those that are doing the raping, who have supported this evil. This darkness has disguised itself as religion, as spirituality, as “capitalism”, as “democracy.” Anyone who has sat in (the proverbial) Mercedes with their windows rolled tight while watching someone starve on the street has shown selfishness and everyone has done this at some point. We all struggle against the darkness (or better known as our ego).

I must say that I was very angry with Oprah Winfrey for supporting “The Secret” which I feel is a ridiculous sham and a complete misreading of all that is spiritual found in the occult. This book is exactly why the occult was made occult (or hidden) because it could be so shamelessly misused. If one doesn’t understand the way the spiritual world works then messing with it is very dangerous for all of us. Visualizing exactly what you want materially is not a spiritual quest. It is actually part of the left-handed path and leads always to insanity and disconnection from the Light. I’m not saying you can’t petition the Light to guide you, provide means so that you may live without fear of hunger or a roof over your head but you can not tell the Light how, what, when and where to do your bidding. This is black magic. One can never interfere in the will of another without creating negative karma and if one does this on the higher planes it’s just as bad. Think about it, you want to have sex with someone but their not interested, so you rape them. That’s the same principle as inserting your will over others on the spiritual plane and carries just as much karma as exerting your will over someone on the physical plane.

God/Goddess/The Great Spirit will fulfill your needs in the way that is necessary and to the benefit of all, and in a way that you will learn from it. Of course Oprah lives in a bubble and has no understanding at this point of struggle or the realities of life which is why she can think about a Latte and it suddenly appears. It’s because her assistant put it there. It’s not frickin’ magic. It’s because someone gets paid well to read her mind.

But back to what I was saying… This is why it is imperative to pray for general guidance, for help, for assistance, for anything as long as you don’t tell God/Goddess/The Great Spirit how and where to do it. If you do want something specific you must always add in your petition, “as long as it is in the best interest of all who are touched by this,” or something to that effect. You must always give over your ego, your need to control to the higher power because our purpose here on earth is to become one again with It/Her/Him while individuating and helping the greater to see itself.

And on another note:

Do not play the stock market. Do not let them rape you again. The system is gamed against you. It is now run on hot air and BS. There is nothing there there and it will fall again. It will fall. Originally I was told it would fall twice within 2 years, it could be that the volcanic eruption eventually disrupts Europe, Asia and Africa’s economies enough to bring the world market again to its knees. I don’t know. All I know is I have been told not to participate and anyone who wants to be clean will stay out. Until the mess is wiped up and rules are in place you are just a lamb entering a lion’s den.

Pray for us.

Many blessings to all the good people.

Keep your psychic eyes open, trust yourself. When I’m told I will go ahead and give readings to people who need it at reduced rates yet to be determined. For now I must keep silent.

Denise

Gone Dark…

The Shadow Self

Many New Age concepts and ideas focus on the love and light side of human nature and neglect dealing with the shadow self. In ancient esoteric tradition the shadow self is as important to master as forging a connection to the higher self is.

By the shadow self, I mean the dark side of ones nature, the place where pain, childhood scars and wounds get hidden. Often it is this part of the self we work very hard to keep in the dark for fear of seeing ourselves as imperfect, wounded or incapable. It is the shadow self that plays the trickster giving us a visceral dislike of someone who reflects this part of us, or seduces us into a relationship that opens up the closet full of familial negative patterns and self-sabotage.

It is not that the shadow self wants to destroy the self, it is the shadow’s job to make us face our deepest pain, fear, sadness, remorse, shame and grief in an effort to heal and move past these events that marred our sacred wholeness. 

We live in a culture that promotes easy answers, quick solutions, magic pills and 7 steps to success. Oprah talks about “light bulb” moments, as if one moment, one concept or one idea can actually change the trajectory of someones entire life. In reality our experience is built in layers brick by brick, no one piece of information will solve everything, no one solution is right for everyone and while there are helpful principles and lessons, there is no Secret behind all of life’s dilemmas and no simple solution to just visualize what you want. Sure all those things are helpful tools that can transform a person’s life, but all the visualization in the world of meeting the perfect mate isn’t going to work if one is an agoraphobic shut in whose only human contact is with a handful of relatives who go grocery shopping for them. Unless that person’s soul mate is their mail carrier visualization isn’t what’s holding the person back from their dream, it’s their fear — their shadow self has overtaken and eclipsed their ability to do anything productive, including leaving the house. 

We all are on different journeys and have different shadow selves to heal, and be tricked by. There are no mistakes in life, just opportunities to learn and grow created by the part of us that needs to be healed. But when we judge ourselves based on these past experiences as failures, or idiots or whatever, we fail to see that what happened was perfect.

As painful as any situation maybe, it is a chance to go deeper, learn, grow and connect. Negative experiences afford us the opportunity to re-evaluate and stop the unconscious script we are playing out by becoming more conscious, so that we can make better decisions in the future and individuate fully without the constraints put on us by our ancestors’ issues (parents, grandparents, etc.)

When evaluating any spiritual system it is always (in my opinion) important that that system has taken into account all sides of the human psyche. Systems focusing so much on being positive without understanding, or reconciling the internal negative conflicts we all have can be very dangerous to our spiritual and emotional well being. These systems are more akin to drug addiction than actual spiritual work, affording people the chance to slip into a world of fantasy and narcissism where the ego is dowsed in positive affirmations without the proper reflection and integration necessary to actualize and manifest a person’s dreams.

This is why ancient mystic traditions were not only secret, but required intense study, dedication and meditation. People were brought through layers and levels of teaching depending on their innate wisdom and ability to grasp lessons on multiple layers. Not true of many of the easy fix New Age medicine shows offering a cure to everything in the form of some numbered panacea. (The 3 steps to ultimate weight loss, the 8 steps to becoming a millionaire, the 9 steps to happiness, etc.)

It’s easy to understand something intellectually, but without understanding the emotional and spiritual elements of a problem, it can’t be solved. For example one can not choose who one falls in love with. Intellectually, a person might know that person A is bad for them but love is a feeling, not an idea and therefore no amount of logic can remove that feeling. Instead that person has to go through all the feelings necessary to get to the place where they can let go, usually after immense grief and intense pain, to the point where those negative feelings eclipse the feeling of love and the person can no longer hold onto the warmth they felt for the other person without causing themselves great distress. Does that make the person stupid? Absolutely not. Yet we judge ourselves and others as if we should somehow be able to spontaneously turn into robots and be able to use logic to solve our emotional issues. 

I suppose my point here is the importance of knowing your shadow, of confronting it, making friends with it and letting it teach you. Otherwise if the shadow is ignored it will eclipse a person’s life and lead to terrible heartache, destruction and pain which hopefully will ultimately lead to understanding. But there is a better way, don’t ignore the darker side of your nature. I’m not saying to indulge it, actually exactly the opposite. I’m saying, know it, listen to it and reflect on it so you don’t feel the irrational urge to act on those feelings. This actually works believe it or not. Awareness is the first step, self-acceptance the next, toward controlling your life rather than being controlled by outside influences (actually more accurately your shadow self which if you’re not fully aware of, will feel out of your control as if stuff is happening to you rather than you are co-creating your life). Not that we always have the choice, the shadow self is a trickster and it tricks everyone at some point or another. But the better a person knows their dark side and allows communication with it, the clearer and the healthier the choices are as well. 

And best of all comes the realization that you are a God/Goddess of your own life. Meaning you are co-creator with the divine, part of the divine and given this tremendous gift of consciousness which you can use to achieve whatever goal you set for yourself as long as you are truthful with the wholeness of who you are.

The Shadow Self