In my last journal entry here, I discussed how coming to the understanding of the Truth of my shadow side and healing my roots had brought my life full circle and has unveiled further the connection between the physical/conscious and the spiritual/unconscious realms. This next month is a continuation of healing, growing, and moving forward. Here is the prompt for month #3:
It can be shocking and even painful sometimes to admit to or find out the truth about something. Remember though it’s not the truth that hurts, but the realization of the lie. Once the truth is out, only then can the healing of the concealed wounds begin. The process of healing and growing can itself ache, and this is where having faith in our souls’ ability to heal helps tremendously. Having faith in ourselves and in the process of spiritual transformation brings the courage to make change.
For the third month, as you continue to self-reflect and seek the truth, drum up the courage in your heart to face your fears, knock over the obstacles, jump the hurdles, and heal any wounds that you have become aware of. You all have the ability to transform and be reborn. Believe in yourself and you will keep growing.
Becoming aware of and exposing my shadow to the light was almost an instant release. Of course this does not mean the fear brought about by shame of past experiences won’t try to reappear, but the awareness that it is there allows me to not let it make decisions for me.
This brings me back to something I mentioned in my first blog journal entry: concern about the “what if’s” about the future and concern about not being a good or successful writer. These “what if’s” only pop up once in a while, but I can see now how it is connected to the shame of my shadow, and how it tries, at an unconscious level, to hinder self-confidence. Having faith that I can manifest my dreams and life goals will help me to shed light on my shadow whenever it throws a hurdle in my path. This awareness and faith will also assist any residual healing needed in my root chakra.
As I write this, I actually can feel an unraveling, like a flower opening and blossoming, around my sacral area, the root chakra or Muladhara. As this month progresses, I am now curious to see how this increased faith in myself is going to manifest in my life…
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