Calm Amongst The Shit Storm
We all have shit happen. A lot of it is out of our control, it just happens. However what we have full control over is the way we either react or respond.
What's the difference between react and respond?
React - where our shadow comes out in full force. We say and do things we regret later. We speak from a place of fear, anger, hurt and feel personally attacked. The parts of ourselves we want to keep hidden from everyone, even ourselves.
Respond - where we don't take it personally, you breathe and stay grounded. The response is where we stay calm and speak from a place of love. See this storm as a rising opportunity. Everything you say won't be perfect however it will come from a place that is of the heart. Become aware of self projection.
How l came to do shadow work was because of how bad l would react. I would act and say things that later left me feeling hurt, ashamed and with regret. I would feel the anger rise up in me and it felt like it was taking over. I hated myself for how l reacted and would continually beat myself up over it. I knew that how l reacted was no one else's fault but my own. I was turning the shit storm into massive storm.
I took responsibility for myself and my reactions. I decided I didn't want to react however l wanted to respond. I knew l could be level headed in many other aspects of my life, except when triggered. I was finding rising opportunities kept coming up and I was reacting. I started trying many techniques to stop my reactiveness however nothing worked, until l went into my shadow. This is where big shifts started to happen.
I went into my shadow. Spoke to that aspect of my shadow self.
With this shadow work I found there would be more rising opportunities to see how my journey was going. The amazing thing was l started to notice l wasn't reacting, most of the time. I am far from perfect. There are still some of those rising opportunities that l react too.
When I find myself reacting l take a look at why l am reacting and go into my shadow to reclaim part of me, make peace and unwrap the gift that is there. I now know that when I am triggered it isn't the other persons fault and the universe is not against be but giving me a rising opportunity to grow and learn and be the best person l can be in the present moment.
I have learnt to become proud of myself with the times l have responded in shit storms. I have grown and still growing and always will be. As l respond, l am accepting more of myself, even the parts l want to keep hidden, ashamed and embarrassed off because each one of these parts of me, is me and being empowered is embracing my light and my shadow.
How do you react in shit storms?
Blessings & Love
"I receive great inspiration and clearer guidance to what l should be doing and where l should be going with my life. I love the encouragement support and love" ~ Karen
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