The Transmutation of the Shadows Within

What a gift it is to be aware of our shadows, our parts of Self we feel we need to hide or suppress….

The call is here. Seek the answer within.
Do it with vigilance.
Do it with integrity.
Do it for yourself…..
This takes so much courage to see those areas of yourself you mightn’t want to see. We all have them.

This is not for the light of heart. To be able to change a ‘fault’, or a ‘shadow’ aspect of Self that you do not like into a gift or deep wisdom is powerful. But you will metaphorically bleed…

It goes directly into the area most people wish to avoid.
It goes directly into the deep wounds.
It goes deeply into the constraints we feel upon us- whether we know where they come from or not.
It asks the Warrior part within to walk directly into the shadow- only this time with no Armour. This time with nothing but openness, curiosity and a willingness for transformation to take place- however that looks….

What is the deal? Let’s look at finally being able to accept all aspects of us. Those bits we might fear to even look at within Self. That old adage we should choose ‘love’ over fear is so on the money it’s not funny. The ultimate courage requires us to love so openly that we risk our heart being broken by people, by situations, and life events…. The breaking of the heart happens so that we return to rawness, to our essential nature. To a sweet humbleness…. To truly feel in a world of ‘numbing out’. To be able to become sensitive enough to be in union with the divine, but still walk the line of balance with being a warrior for ourselves- ultimately being vigilant in upholding our integrity, our healthy boundaries, our balanced ego, our soul connection- staying vigilant with our center at all times- knowing what feels amazingly aligned and what doesn’t.

There’s a new world being birthed. What is needed is people prepared to dive deeply and courageously into their truths; The wounding we were born with, those we collect in life- and work with them! Turn them over… What’s underneath this shadow work? Treasure. Pure treasure…. Your key to knowing yourself. Your key to being a powerful person living in authenticity. Your key for stepping out of victimization, numbing out, blame, disconnect, and playing small….. Your vivacious life awaits.
Do you have the courage?

It’s time….

Art by Pat Erickson
Written by Elise Heyward

To The Battling Warrior

I Bow to You….

To the warrior with built up walls and thick skin

I bow to you

To the warrior reluctant to love, encased with Armour

I bow to you

To the Warrior who is restless and aimless

I bow to you

To the warrior who needs to be rigid- for now

I bow to you

To the warrior who is frustrated and fed up

I bow to you

For the Warrior who cannot fight anymore

I love you….

There is a divine timing to this unraveling….
No shame or judgement
Around whatever is needed now.
Just a beautiful knowing
That it’s all as it should be….
Let this be a message
For any tired warrior out there-
Get back up, and take this as your sign
Keep going... Gently pick yourself up...
Your life is waiting for you...

I bow to you.


Heart opening meditation offering :
https://youtu.be/iIl6K3dpu64

The Warrioress

The Warrioress

 

Coming from a place of divinity,

The Warrioress is here to be claimed.
Deeply honouring and protecting our worldly natural rhythms

With fierce love, grace and passion.

She will not be corrupted, nor manipulated.

Standing as a tall tree, bending and moving in the blowing gale. 

Rooted.

With the faith that what She is here for is valuable.

Whatever that may be.

 

Knowing that She will stand with others,
helping them plant their roots and reach upward,

with flexibility and strength,
but not the need for reward.

 

No matter the adversity

Nor the pain that penetrates a constantly open, soft heart
In a world of despair, harsh power distortions, disappointment and greed.

 

Staying supple,

Fueled with compassion,

and lovingly connected,

Yet firm in her standing.

Present to everything NOW.

 

Grounded, yet connected.
Focused, yet opened to her shakti.

 

Let her dance…

 

Oh, let her protect you gently with a loving connected hug.
Let her hold you in your deepening and opening to feel it All,
With the courage to be tested and pushed into the unknown…

 

She kneels humbly before adversity,

Allowing for insights,
Opening to truth,

Even if great pain is the only result.

 

So connected to the heart that a fire burns fiercely,
While a penetrating heaviness resides in body and mind.
She no longer relies on the breath of others to inflate her courage.
Her fire burns self-sufficiently.

She was sent to break thousands of years of brainwashing.
Her love permeates as She gently but fiercely says “No”.

She enfolds with a loving embrace.

This Warrioress is called upon now.

 

Can you claim her within yourself?
Can you stand in your courage as your heart breaks and fear arises?

When your knees tremble and you see hate in the eyes of another?
Can you continue to love openly, unwaveringly, grace-filled, with great fluidity?
Can you be that Warrior of Love, a beacon of light now?

Written by Elise Heyward
Art by Simon Goinard