“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.” Herman Hesse
“The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspect of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.” Carl Jung
“May you live in interesting times ” is an English expression purported to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse. While seemingly a blessing, the expression is generally used ironically with the use of “interesting” here meaning dangerous and chaotic.
If you are mostly focused in 3D today – and are aware of things outside your own world – chances are high you are finding things dangerous and chaotic. If you are mostly 5D you are finding them interesting in the usual sense of the word and exciting. Most of us are likely to have a percentage of ourselves in each of those realms of consciousness (after all we are multidimensional beings) and therefore could be going back and forth between seeing things as the shadow sides of ourselves as playing out on a grand scale or rather as a wonderful cleanse and purge leading to the New Earth. Likely we know both to be true.
Those of us mostly situated in 5D these days have done our deep inner work. Struggled with our shadows. I did mine in the mid-1980s when I put myself into Jungian therapy for 5 years. Shadow work, as most of you know, is the process of making the unconscious conscious. I agree with Jung who said: “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” It is an on-going process for those of us not fooled into thinking we can get a spiritual bypass – we must do the work. As lightworkers wanting to save the world – we tend to our own shadow, aware that what does not become conscious can drive our life – which we will then interpret as fate. We accept our shadows and seek to unlock the wisdom and dynamic energy that they contain. Then we move in the direction of greater self-awareness, compassion, kindness and self-mastery. Having overcome the fear of our own shadows.
As those of you who know me know, the Angels work through me in a myriad of different ways to empower others. One of the many ways that I do this is to counsel my clients not to see any other incarnated human, including myself, as a Guru. As a teacher, counselor, adviser, coach, co-healer, facilitator etc., that is fine! However, when we see someone as a Guru, we can give away our power to another. And, when they fall off their pedestal – some of us feel quite devastated and if our psychological and spiritual development is in a precarious place – we can be quite rattled.
Some of us, currently, have been somewhat rattled or triggered by Doreen Virtue’s reversal in thoughts and beliefs and actions since her baptism into Christianity in January of 2017. Do not count me as one of those who are devastated or angry. Probably this is due largely to my age (hopefully also due to spiritual maturity gained as a child who had visions of spirits and Jesus) . I wasn’t exactly young (in human years) when I took Doreen’s Angel Therapy (R) course and therefore I came to her training (guided by Angels) with a desire to learn not worship. And, she is an amazing teacher. Some of Doreen’s students are actually asking for their money back – not me – my training was in 2006 – with a completely different Doreen – I more than got my money’s worth. It was fantastic!
Due to a few of my clients discussing Doreen with me – I decided to watch one of Doreen’s recent you tube videos (Aug 3/19) so I could see what they are talking about. The Doreen I saw is not remotely like the Doreen with whom I trained. It was peculiar to hear her talk about yoga as “New Age and blatant idolatry.” As a certified Yoga Teacher of over 3 decades I was not ‘triggered’ by this – just surprised. There is no logic involved in her belief, because yoga is an ancient practice, not New Age, as you know. However, since in the past (1980s) I was told I was “going to hell” for practicing yoga (by 2 different Christian ministers) and in the 1990s was asked to leave a Christian church for same, I had already processed and dealt with all that nonsense. Having had a personal relationship with Jesus since 4 years old – I knew I wasn’t going to hell. Jesus is all about Love. In her video, Doreen, who says she is called by Jesus – “Jesus calls the elect” – also says “God is using my sinful past for His Glory now.” Her sinful past she describes as being, among other things “tricked by angels – who were actually demons.” I am obviously quite different from the ‘new’ Doreen – as the only demons I have met in my own life of over 6 decades are human beings! Or creations by them. Doreen says she has repented and now realizes “humanity’s depravity, our sinful nature.”
I am confident that God is working through Doreen as Source is working through each of us. We don’t always know the “how” and the “why” until later down the road. I am sending Doreen love and also sending love to anyone who has been triggered by her conversion. Perhaps, one of the lessons is that we all need to remember that Guru means Gee – u- are – u. Dis-cover your inner Guru and trust your Higher Self. It is no more difficult to tell the difference between an Angel and a so-called ‘demon’ than it is to tell a compassionate human from a toxic one. One makes you feel loved and respected and warm. The other makes you feel fearful, disrespected and cold.
That being said, there is some trickster- energy about – but those of us who have done our shadow work are well-equipped to handle that. Astrologer Steve Judd (UK) warns us that we are entering a “shadow period” from October 12-31st. Steve says: “The world’s gone mad, the lunatics are running the asylum.” Things are fast, loud and dramatic. We have a Full Moon on the 13th. Steve says ” things could get nasty, there may be subversive manipulative patterns.” However, the New Moon arriving on the 28th affords us the opportunity to cut ourselves free from patterns says Steve’s astrology and my clairsentience. Yes, I feel that in my bones.
We are all being called upon to step up to the plate for the creation of New Earth. We are aware of people like Swedish activist Greta Thunberg doing this. And, like all lightworkers, she is a force for change not a force for fear. However, the forces for fear are castigating her for daring to express what millions of young people ( and older folks) are feeling. She is being targeted, of course, and I saw an interview where Michael Moore congratulated her for staying true to herself. He told Greta that he had failed, that his attempt to get guns off the streets after Columbine (with his oscar winning documentary) just resulted in massive hatred toward him and increased the death threats he received. Samantha Bee tells Greta: “thank you, Greta, you scare me because you tell the truth.” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson just warned the UN about a sort-of robot apocalypse – and Trevor Noah responded “but isn’t it humans destroying us?” I am not (currently) a fan of robots but I tend to agree with Noah. People who haven’t done their shadow work may be programming them?!
Michael Moore describes Earth right now as a “life boat taking on water.” But he says that he doesn’t just sit in the boat – he takes a paper cup and starts bailing. So does Greta. They both inspire us to do what we can no matter how small our contribution might be and just start bailing! In 3D we are bailing, however, in 5D we are creating and living the New Earth. One is not more important or more HOLY (the Angels wanted that word in caps) than the other.
Keep up the good work! Love & Light, Monica