As you continue to build your spiritual tool belt, there are some things I want you to be aware of as you go through the process. Everything you’ve experienced thus far in your life was set up to help you to grow—even the most uncomfortable situations and painful, unpleasant experiences.
Every person in your life gives you a chance to look deeper at yourself and your triggers, as well as your attitude, fears and phobias. All of your likes and dislikes are formulated by yourself and Source to help you transform the parts of your behavior that work and those that don’t. Simply put, all of your experiences were created for you to find more of your joy by removing the parasites and poisons that make you sick, tired and reactive to the myriad circumstances in your life.
We are living at a time when we all have the opportunity to bring loving order on this earth simply by living our truth on a daily basis. Whenever we are not living in that truth, we experience pain and suffering. This is not because Source wants us to suffer; rather, it’s due to us being responsible for what we create on a soul level. The idea of being self-realized, awake and present on this earth becomes a reality when we look at our shadow.
When we were kids, many of us were afraid that there was a monster in our closet, under our bed or following us in the dark. However, our parents or superiors told us it was our imagination at best. So we blocked it out when instinctively we knew that the monster was real.
That is why we have gotten very good at finding things to make us feel better instead of dealing with the monster, which can be love, money, sex or social beliefs. We even trick ourselves to believe we are dealing with the monster by building a false bravado and ego to make us look and seem powerful. The reality is that true power is found in humility.
The monster is real for each of us. To deal with it, we must first acknowledge what it is. If you are having money problems, it means you’re afraid of money. To face the monster, you must stop acting like you’re not afraid. Say out loud, “I’m afraid of money.” That’s the first step in letting humility overcome the monster.
Next, write down all the reasons why you are afraid—take your time. Once you see that on paper, you can begin to face them one by one. Then say out loud, “I surrender these fears that I created,” and ask Source or whatever higher power you believe in to take them from you—there you are being humble again. If money is not your monster, focus on what is.
The monster just wants to be loved and brought to the light. People who run around saying “love and light” are not really living their truth until they deal with the monster. Face your shadow, whatever it is—love it, bring it home.
All darkness ultimately wants to be the light—it’s high time we start truly being that light. Open that closet, look under your bed, turn around in the hallway and say, “Yes, you are real. I’m ready to deal with you now.” I know if you do this you will be moving some serious energy. I love you and want you all to be happy, healthy and powerful. Keep doing the work. Be wise, be you.