Hello beautiful people,

Can you believe we are already halfway through February?

Time really is an illusion!

After doing a considerable amount of going within last year, taking plenty of time to reflect upon and integrate my thoughts, feelings and experiences that pushed me way beyond my comfort zone. I’m happy to report I’m feeling refreshed, energised, grateful, loving, courageous and ready for what life dishes me up this year. Woo hoo!

Ultimately what I gained from going so far within, is realising how much I love, appreciate and honour myself when I am standing in my light and how terribly bad and wrong I treat myself, if I even dare to dip a toe into my darkness. To believe I will spend the rest of my life bathed in my light is ridiculous, if I do say so myself!

Had I forgotten that the majority of my growth comes from the dark, especially when I make a mistake? Hmm, mistake…that would imply a singular…let’s change that to mistakes!

You bet I had.

I was so adamant that I wanted to be good. I wanted to be the light, all of it!

Well (deep breath in and out), whilst I’m here on this Earth I’ve decided to heed to some wonderful advice I received from Dr Carl Jung himself, not him personally, words he left for me to read!

“I’d rather be whole than good.”

For me this is about embracing my complete being, including those parts of me I’d rather not have (negative, judgemental thoughts),  be (an idiot) or do (stupid things), let alone feelings of embarrassment, guilt or shame.

From the simplest to the complex, the dark side has had a tendency to irk me to the nth degree! Over the years I’ve dabbled with it and even believed we were friends all whilst living with an underlining loathing and hate toward it and therefore being nothing more than two faced and inauthentic.

Therefore the time has come for me to embrace my shadow self and give it as much love, appreciation and honour as I do my light. Not half-heartedly or with a false sense of authenticity. Rather fully, faithfully, completely, abundantly!

We can all have, be and do dark things. Some better at admitting it than others.

I’m enjoying embracing my shadow side and giving it as much love, appreciation and honour as I do my light.

So what about you, have you embraced your dark side, your shadow self?

Love & hugs,

Lyndal

‘practice what you passion’®

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