Making Peace with My Shadow

What Gifts are Hiding in the Dark Places within Us?

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. – Eleanor Roosevelt

There is a moment in the archetypal story form of the hero’s journey, where the hero’s commitment to a new path or mission brings her/him face-to-face with their greatest fear or vulnerability.

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Living the Shift – A Life Without Fear | Openhand

Living the Shift – A Life Without Fear

Submitted by Open on Wed, 02/13/2019 – 04:46

Essentially fear is what cripples people into outdated lifestyles, divorced from the connection with ‘God’. It’s often fear that keeps people ‘nose-to-the-grindstone’ in today’s society or else strangles the joy from relationships. How different would your life be if you lost the fear of any of this?

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Discovering Resiliency – InnerSelf

Discovering Resiliency

Panic is an escalating sense of terror that can feel as if we are being flooded and immobilized by the glare of change. Panic is what you feel on the way to the altar or to the theater on opening night, or to the airport for a book tour. It is rooted in “I know where I want to go, but how am I going to get there?”

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The Adventure of a Lifetime is here…Make it Epic – Openhand

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The Adventure of a Lifetime is here…Make it Epic

Submitted by Open on Sun, 06/19/2016 – 12:08

Pause for a few moments. Put on some soulful music. Breathe. Let breath carry you deep within. Imagine you’re taking a flight to a favourite destination. Take the seat belt off this one though, and feel the roaring power of the engines sweeping you steadily aloft into the clouds.

Where are you going? Where will it lead? The Great 5D Shift has begun its inexorable ascent. Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime. Let’s make it epic.

Embrace any fear as an Inspirational Doorway

On 3D earth we’ve now crossed the rubicon, stepped into unknown territory within this Great 5D Shift of Consciousness. Accelerating, irreversible climate change; society increasingly challenged; the “Sixth Mass Moving On” of life is well underway, with species leaving at the phenomenal rate of up to 200 per day. Wow.

Are you afraid? Anxious? It’s okay. It’s understandable. The ‘fight or flight’ mechanism is sparked by such transformational catalytic energy. The mind will likely react often, forming judgments about what that might mean. Will I be hurt? Maybe I’ll die? It’s okay. From the moment you were born, you were already embarked on a pathway to your passing on – the transformation into another form of existence.

It’s totally natural to feel the contraction of fear, it’s what we do with it that counts. Embrace it and feel into it. Explore how it might hold you back and contract you down – soften through (explore this Breakthough Approach). When you do so, with complete surrender, always a magical doorway opens into vast expansiveness on the other side.

Contemplate that next time it happens to you; feel into it. Soften into the deep presence at the core of it, then direct the energy to unwind through. It becomes incredible, breath-taking, epic…

Like the Gazelle swiftly scampering across the savannah, the buffalo stampeding and the salmon leaping up the stream back to its source. What incredible energy. Close your eyes, visualise it now, feel it coursing through your own veins. Let it surge through you by feeling into it.

Nothing to Lose – except the sense of loss itself

Are you concerned about loss? Maybe of favoured possessions or our once beautiful habitat. Or most likely, loved ones. Yes it’s understandable, but loss is not possible to The One in You. Everything is contained within. The love you feel was, and always is, in your heart. Furthermore, it always gets recreated down the flow. It’s only in this moment that the mind can diminish the feeling of connection and inloveness, by needing it to be in a particular form – this way or that. And only this causes sense of loss.

The paradox is, when you let go of your need for it to be a certain way, you open up to the potential that it can be a multitude of ways – the experience always improving, always evolving.

So what about change? Are you resistant to that? It’s understandable too. The ego likes predictability, it likes the soft comforts that placate it. But in a universe of constant change, change is the only constant. Pause once more. Embrace that. Look for change, feel for it in your life. And let inevitable change confront and unravel the places you get tight, where you’re still hanging on. Feel the ties unwinding and stripping away inside.

You find that where you realise you have absolutely nothing to lose,
because you know you can’t control the Universe or what transpires,
then it can liberate you to live in complete soulful freedom from consequence.
That’s when you have an enormous opportunity just to say…
“Well, I might as well just get on with it, and take life as it comes.”
And then another realisation:
“Why not take the gloves off and make my journey epic!”

Taking the gloves off

Keep going my friends. Keep digging. Keep delving deep into all those areas which limit and restrict. Visualise yourself taking the gloves off. Feel as deep as you can into the moment. Penetrate it with intimate sensitivity. Explore – feel through your skin into the tingling energy. Transcend. And as you do, you pick up the flow of the moment – the real one. The one which is now steadily rising and breaking through the foundations of this old reality. Like a flooding river, bursting through its banks.

Let the current take you.

This is going to be an adventure of a lifetime – of all lifetimes. You have a front row seat. You’re going to witness the most spectacular sights imaginable. Take the blinkers off. See reality the way it really is – life transforming into something new. And as you break through the limitations of what’s contracting you into the consequence of the old, a whooshing feeling comes through you. Of amazing power. Like a tsunami. The restraints are breaking. Let the energy increasingly surge through you.

How do you feel to be? How do you want to express? What do you feel to do in this moment?
That’s the awesome opportunity when you realise ‘tomorrow’ may not happen.
It’s the inspiration to commit to an epic life right now.

Authentic Creation follows Authentic Expression

Let the surge carry you to your passion. What brings you alive? What would you die for – do you know yet? Find it, and the live for it, as if there’s no tomorrow.

Here’s the tremendous opportunity: living your true passion, connects the dots of 5D consciousness, your souls longing, which is immensely creative, weaving new possibility as the old unravels itself.

So whatever it is, begin it now. Where you are. With exactly what you’ve got. You already have exactly what you need to begin. And authentic creation follows authentic expression.

If you truly are in the flow of your passion, the right resources will come to meet you, because the New Paradigm is already shaping around you. Begin it, now. The adventure of your lifetime is here. So in whatever you do, in whatever small way you can, make it epic!

Time to take Flight: the Paradigm Shift is here

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Stepping Bravely Into a World You Don’t Know – Openhand

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Stepping Bravely Into a World You Don’t Know

August 1st, 2018

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Day by day I can feel the higher dimensional flow strengthening. It’s challenging the ‘normality’ of life — all the subtle interrelations we allow to bind us into invisible limitation. You look out into the world, your life, and the mind goes immediately to work, computing subtle judgements of expectations about how things should work, bound together with emotional anxiety about anything that would invite you to take a chance  Please continue reading

Pema Chodron: Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion- OMTimes

Courtesy of OMTimesThe Beloved Buddhist teacher, author, nun, and mother, Pema Chodron, has inspired millions of people from around the world who have been touched by her example and message of practicing peace in these turbulent times. Pema Chodron: Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion Ani Pema Chodron was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. Pema Chodron grew up on a New Jersey farm. She has said that she had a pleasant childhood with her Catholic family, but that her spiritual life didn’t begin until she attended boarding school, where her intellectual curiosity was cultivated, She attended Miss Porter’s School in Connecticut. At age twenty-one, Pema got married. Over the next few years, the couple had two children, and the young family moved to California. She began studying at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a master’s in elementary education. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she spent years as an elementary school teacher, wife, and mother of two children for many years in between both New Mexico and California. In her mid-twenties, Pema Chodron’s marriage dissolved, and she remarried. Then, eight years later, that relationship also fell apart. “When my husband told me, he was having an affair and wanted a divorce,” she said in an interview with Bill Moyers, “that was a big groundless moment. Reality as we knew it wasn’t holding together.” To cope with her loss, she explored different therapies and spiritual traditions, but nothing helped. Then she read an article by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche that suggested working with emotions rather than trying to get rid of them, and this struck a chord. She has said, however, that at the time she didn’t know anything about Buddhism and wasn’t aware that a Buddhist even wrote the article. “We think… Continue Reading

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