We all have traumas.
We all have scars.
We are all wounded.
We also have deeply unconscious defence mechanisms to protect these tender places from experiencing more trauma and pain - To stop us from clearly seeing where we’re cut and contracted.
No one gets out of childhood and the earlier years unscathed…
Denying our deeper hurts or pretending we don’t have them is a delusional way of being.
There is no greater form of true self empowerment than to get real with our deepest wounding, and to tend to it in a diplomatic way. Whatever way that happens to be in our unique realities.
If the intention is there to go deep and find resolution, existence will present the opportunities for it to unravel. Paths of healing, support and integration will open where there were none before.
Life wants us to evolve through our suffering.
It LOVES us to evolve.
It’s the magnificent design of this big game we play, but we have to go through… Not around, not over, not under, but back through and down into the most uncomfortable places within
𝗪𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐊𝐍𝐎𝗪 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐰, 𝐎𝗪𝐍 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐋𝐀𝐈𝐌 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐬.
When we find the radical self honesty with what we’ve got down below in the unconscious realms, a great ease-filled surge of compassion arises to the surface of our lives. Like a golden healing balm, both for ourselves and all others in humanities great walk
It’s the grittiest work there is, but it’s where the deepest capacity for awakening lies in this human experience.
#shadow #honesty #grit #growth #grace