- Posted by drodriguez
- On February 4, 2019
🌙 Learn from the #Moon to stand just as powerful in darkness as you do in the light. 🌙
This #SuperMoon has all of us looking at our Shadow – the old stories, the fears, the paralyzing self-doubts. For me, my #ShadowSelf shows up as an angry woman who “has to do it all by herself.” When I listen to this #ego, I create isolation and distrust. I’m learning to notice when my Shadow flares up – I see it as an opportunity to love into the part of me that has suffered, the part of me that was triggered and upset.
We get to understand (and quit resisting) that our egos are not here for us to #transcend, but to #befriend. It’s about embracing our Shadow rather than shaming ourselves for hurting. The Shadow is this: the part of YOU that has suffered. The part of YOU that is worthy of compassion. The part of YOU that is coming up so you can be aware of her and love into her. The Moon reminds us to accept and unconditionally love all aspects of who we are – both entirely human and entirely divine; entirely light and entirely Shadow. Every aspect of who we are is worthy of unconditional love. Period. Not *in spite* of who we are, but *because* of who we are.
Magic Tip: Consider naming your ego and envisioning them as your 5-year old self. I called mine “Rosita” – it’s an old baby name I was given by my uncle. It reminds me that when my Shadow Self pops in with fear, it’s usually my Inner Child – Rosita – feeling unsafe or scared. It reminds me to scoop her into my lap and reassure her, “I’ve got you. You’re safe. I love you.” I usually accompany this with a hug or a tight squeeze 💜 By naming your ego, you begin to separate your identity from past suffering. It also allows you to remember to access compassion for your little one. I invite you to find an old toddler picture of yourself and set it as your phone screensaver. Choose to become only more love. ✨ #DebbieMagic