Over the past 9 months I have been on a serious personal cleansing...ridding myself of deep rooted fears that have been surfacing throughout my life. Facing my shadow side is not always pleasant but necessary if I want to move forward spiritually and guide others. I guess in a way I was going through a birthing process (just realizing it has been 9 months!)....developing new ideas, shedding ones that are not for the higher good, trusting the Divine to guide me on my path and growing intuitively. People around me ...may not notice any change but inside I feel it.
This path is not always easy, as a matter of fact I have come to realize if we are doing the process in the most beneficial manner it will be, at least at times, filled with unpleasant moments. In order to cut the cords of the past, our fears, regrets and worries we need to first see them face to face, honour them for the role they have planned in our life experience then set them free. Letting go of those people, memories and fears that no longer serve us is most gratifying. But patience is key as this does not just happen over night. I was so sure I had let go of some crazy notions but there they were....laughing at me. However, I am happy to say I have made myself look closely at that shadow in order to get to the root fear. It had nothing to do with this life but past life garbage I chose to carry over. Well, it has been kicked to the curb. I am done with it and so..... I come to my new mantra.
This is my morning prayer, if you will, that puts things in perspective for me at this moment in time. I wanted to share it with you and of course, writing it on a photo is always nice. (this is about as creative as I get folks so enjoy!)
I promise myself to live in the moment
A place of non-judgment
where there is no good nor bad
Here I trust the Universe to guide me
and I surrender to my path.
Rev. Janice Chrysler