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Guided Meditation – Healing The Shadow Self

” Heaven On Earth Healing Arts Centre presents “Healing the Shadow Self” meditation. Our shadow self is our darker side where feelings are repressed, hidden and denied. We may be unaware of them altogether because we have pushed them down deep inside us. As we learn to love and respect all aspects of our Self, we must take responsibility for our thoughts, actions, and behaviours in a more positive way.

When we uncover and claim the truth about ourselves, we no longer need the masks we wear to hide our authenticity from the world. As we face our Shadow and bring it into the light, we live in greater balance and open the door to more positive life experiences. I hope you enjoy this meditation. “

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

C.G Jung – The Four Major Archetypes

The term “archetype” has its origins in ancient Greek. The root words are archein, which means “original or old”; and typos, which means “pattern, model or type”. The combined meaning is an “original pattern” of which all other similar persons, objects, or concepts are derived, copied, modeled, or emulated.

The psychologist, Carl Gustav Jung, used the concept of archetype in his theory of the human psyche. He believed that universal, mythic characters—archetypes—reside within the collective unconscious of people the world over. Archetypes represent fundamental human motifs of our experience as we evolved; consequentially, they evoke deep emotions.

Most, if not all, people have several archetypes at play in their personality construct; however, one archetype tends to dominate the personality in general. It can be helpful to know which archetypes are at play in oneself and others, especially loved ones, friends and co-workers, in order to gain personal insight into behaviors and motivations.

C.G Jung listed four main categories of archetypes:

  1. The Shadow
  2. The Anima
  3. The Animus
  4. The Self

The Shadow is a very common archetype that reflects deeper elements of our psyche, where ‘latent dispositions’ which are common to us all arise. It also reflects something that was once split from us in early management of the objects in our lives.

We may see the shadow in others and, if we dare, know it in ourselves. Mostly, however, we deny it in ourselves and project it onto others. It can also have a life of its own, as the Other. A powerful goal that some undertake is to re-integrate the shadow, the dark side, and the light of the ‘real’ self. If this can be done effectively, then we can become ‘whole’ once again, bringing together that which was once split from us.

Our shadow may appear in dreams, hallucinations and musings, often as something or someone who is bad, fearsome or despicable in some way. It may seduce through false friendship or threaten with callous disregard. Encounters with it, as an aspect of the subconscious, may reveal deeper thoughts and fears. It may also take over direct physical action when the person is confused, dazed or drugged.

” To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light. Once one has experienced a few times what it is like to stand judgingly between the opposites, one begins to understand what is meant by the self. Anyone who perceives his shadow and his light simultaneously sees himself from two sides and thus gets in the middle. ”

– Book: Good and Evil in Analytical Psychology” (1959). In CW 10. Civilization in Transition. P.872

Anima and Animus  are female and male principles that represent this deep difference. Whilst men have a fundamental animus and women an anima, each may also have the other, just as men have a feminine side and women a masculine. Jung saw men as having one dominant anima, contributed to by female members of his family, whilst women have a more complex, variable animus, perhaps made of several parts.

Jung theorized the development of the anima/animus as beginning with infant projection onto the mother, then projecting onto prospective partners until a lasting relationship can be found.

The Self – For Jung, the self is not just ‘me’ but God. It is the spirit that connects and is part of the universe. It is the coherent whole that unifies both consciousness and unconsciousness. It may be found elsewhere in such principles as nirvana and ecstatic harmony. It is perhaps what Jaques Lacan called ‘the real’.

Jung described creation of the self as a process of individuation, where all aspects are brought together as one. Thus ‘re-birth’ is returning to the wholeness of birth, before we start to split our selves into many parts.

Jung said that there are a large number of archetypes. These are often linked to the main archetypes and may represent aspects of them. They also overlap and many can appear in the same person. For example:

Family archetypes:

  • The father: Stern, powerful, controlling
  • The mother: Feeding, nurturing, soothing
  • The child: Birth, beginnings, salvation

Story archetypes:

  • The hero: Rescuer, champion
  • The maiden: Purity, desire
  • The wise old man: Knowledge, guidance
  • The magician: Mysterious, powerful
  • The earth mother: Nature
  • The witch or sorceress: Dangerous
  • The trickster: Deceiving, hidden

Animal archetypes:

  • The faithful dog: Unquestioning loyalty
  • The enduring horse: Never giving up
  • The devious cat: Self-serving

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Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

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C.G Jung Book: Good and Evil in Analytical Psychology

Spirit Guidance: Current Collective Themes

Changes are happening. There is no doubt now that things are changing at such a rapid pace. We can see it when we feel it and when we take the veil of distortions from our face. A lot of work is being done behind the scenes. Whether or not we can see everything that’s going on, it’s not important. Things are changing either way and I’m sure even the least aware and “awakened” can feel it.

 Everything is changing at a subatomic level. Sometimes the changes express themselves in a raw, straight in the face manner, or as very subtle, fine vibrational way that at times might be difficult to recognize. In either cases, know we are experiencing many changes, it just takes a while for us to process them. Things are being revealed to us at the right time.

We are evolving. We are ascending as a collective. If you are still doubting it, it means you haven’t put the puzzle pieces together, which is alright. You will, at the right time. It can only get clearer at this point. Bottom line is, all roads lead to Ascension. All roads. Do you best to lose judgement of another’s journey and adopt a respectful attitude. Allow others to experience what they choose to experience without judging it as good or bad. It all is. Detach.

We know not others journey, but our own. Do not try to control, influence or manipulate others in any ways, whether you think, through your own judgement that it benefits them. Let them learn, let them experience, let people be. Many are meant to be pillars of light and bring each other higher and higher through the consciousness of Unity. Everybody is a pillar of light on their level.

There are, however, still too many distortions. Of information, of dysfunctional love, of energy and so on.

My question is: Is it supposed to be this way ? Are we supposed to ignore, support or move away from this type of behavior ?

The answer I get is it is our own choices and decisions. Eventually, we will have to do our best to dissolve and move away from this type of behavior.

Because we’re all one and all creating a collective reality on different levels and planes of existence, this kind of behavior will exist as long as we support and maintain it. All the things we so do not want, all the things no one likes, will continue existing as long as they exist within us. It doesn’t matter how subtle, or unimportant  it might look. It still is what it is. Think of it in terms of macrocosm and microcosm.

Do you see now how important you are ? How important releasing and doing the “inner work” is ? The difference you make by doing that ? It affects billions. You being your authentic self. Affects billions. Read that again.

The energies are facilitating the stripping down of all illusions, dysfunction, distortions and pretty much anything no longer serves, but they will not do the work for us. The only way up is through. All our perceived problems will not magically dissappear, all the illusion will not magically dissolve in a blink of an eye, because that is not the plan anyways,  that is not illusion’s purpose. Illusion dissolves when it serves its purpose. Now, it is so much easier to flow through the perceived challenges with grace and gratitude and a much deeper state of surrender. The light quotient of the planet is constantly increasing tremendously. It makes things flow a lot easier.

As a result of that, in these moments we are in, we are being shown once again facets of ourselves that need to be unified into the whole being you are, the aspects that have not yet loved, accepted and embraced. Shadow Self included. The Shadow is not separate from us. What is the shadow self anyways ? It gave us one of the most beautiful, deepest, most profound experiences. The shadow gave/gives us the experience we wanted. The illusionary separation. Do you see its beauty ? Do you feel you’ve made peace with it ? Do you see how it can keep you in a miserable state of being, but also how it initiates you in the highest most profound experiences you can have ? It initiates us into a higher state of being eventually.

In order to be able to face our shadow self, we need to understand it. Let’s make it clear and simple what the ” shadow self ” really is.

The shadow self is composed of all the things that are vibrationally on a lower vibrational level, the illusion, the unconscious such as: fear, limitations, dysfunction, illusion, outdated thinking patterns, emotions that no longer serve etc. All these make up your shadow self. There are too many little branches, shapes, forms of the shadow self and too many situations to be able to write about it all.  That is why it is of utmost importance to be able to cultivate our own inner guidance/intuition and awareness. Now, those facets of the shadow self might come up to the surface, to be acknowledged, embraced, ” worked on ” and transcended.

As much as you can receive assistance from the outer, from other people, there are times no one can truly know exactly what you’re experiencing, or how you should approach things and certain situations or how to transform yourself and no one can do it better than yourself. No one can assist you better than yourself. Because, no one is better than you at being you.

That doesn’t mean going to the other extreme and not being receptive and open. You see, it might feel like a balancing act, because we are truly in a phase of recalibration until the end of the year and no moment is the same. Make the best of it – rejoice!

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Where Are All Those Miracles I Was Expecting ?!

The latest light waves have left many in either a blissful state of being or a miserable state of mind. There have been many talks about September 28th, from conspiracy theories to other sensational stories. The miserable state of mind comes from fear or expectations that lead to dissappointment, it’s pretty much the same. Also, from placing our focus outside of ourselves.

Many talk about not seeing things happening, or not happening as fast as they want to, or exactly how they planned it in their minds and then get frustrated with themselves or start blaming the government or God or whoever, but forgot that they, themselves, are creators of that which they experience. And we are also responsible for the way we respond or react to everything.

But, you see, all these important powerful events, all this light coming in is destined to bring great change and it is so, however they will not bring change FOR you, but THROUGH you. The dissappointment comes from expecting miracles outside of yourself, or passivity. That is a choice. There is also the choice of not only participating in the change, but proactively create it. The highest most profound way of participation is through your BEINGness, with your aware divine human state of being, your authentic Soul essence self – simply being yourself. The proactive creation is when you let that Soul essence emerge to the surface and completely unify with your human self, with each and every atom of who you are now – letting your essence reflect in all your actions. The harmonious balance of that is called being an ascended master. Only an overall blissful state of being can come as an outcome of that balance.

All choices, decisions, ways of being are respected and honoured, it is just a matter of taking responsability for your own, discerning which ones are most suitable to you and really simply becoming clear with what you want to create for yourself and how you want to create yourself. The Path of the Heart is about divine remembrance, self-discovery, but also about creating ourselves as human beings through the essence of our Soul.

As always, it all begins within. You might have to reflect on whether or not you are loving yourself enough to become the highest aspect of yourself you can be, in the highest state of being. I say that because only when we truly love ourselves, we want what’s best for us. It takes commitement, dedication and a genuine self and selfless sense of divine service. As contradictory as that might sound, there needs to be a balance between self and selfless service, going to the extreme of either one of them is unhealthy.

The miserable state of mind, some are experiencing as a result of so much light coming in, could also happen because of what many call “shadow work” , ” dark nights of the Soul” moments/ releasing density. This is either triggered by ourselves or through our relationships, which are at the end of the day an extension of ourselves, mirrors.

Know this is a necessary process that serves us well, it is as normal as it can be and you are not alone, many are being asked to embrace, love, accept and transcend the “shadow self. ” and all aspects of ourselves that have not yet been merged within ourselves.

However, is important not to attach ourselves to this shadow work process, let it unconsciously define who we are in the Now and hold us stuck in the miserable state of mind. Instead learn to flow through it with grace, by adopting a childlike attitude. I have written about adopting a childlike attitude before, I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but I feel very much guided to remind us of this approach. Because, when we adopt a childlike attitude, “shadow work” becomes a child’s play, literally. When you lose some of the seriousness, it is so much easier to just flow with grace through anything you choose to experience and grow from, no matter how serious it might seem in the moment.

Seeing the bigger picture will also help, but the childlike implies a lot less overthinking and overanalyzing and a lot more acceptance and surrender to what is. The childlike aspect of ourselves is the purity and grace of the Higher Self.

Practice patience by being in the Now. In the Now we can only be patient, because we are not waiting for anything, we are not waiting for the future, we are not placing our focus on future events, because we know the Now is all there is, we know we can only create in the Now. Things are not happening as fast as we might want in the outer, but exactly how they should, when they should and for many reasons and they all lead to yours and All’s highest outcome. Just think about how chaotic everything it would be if everything in the outer would change in the blink of an eye. Everything would be a lot more chaotic and we would’ve missed the point. The point is that it is not where we are headed, it’s about how we get there and what we are experiencing.

Just like the famous quote says: “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” 

Bottom line is: don’t expect miracles – create them and be One. Allow them to reveal themselves to you and be open to seeing them. They are everywhere around us.

 Happy Thursday!

And thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Ascension Guidance: The Full Moon In Capricorn

A new monthly cycle has arrived. The Summer Solstice seems like it was ages ago. Since then, we’ve been constantly embracing the “darkest” aspects of ourselves that needed nurturing and healing. This continues throughout the month of July as well. We are also still in the process of internalizing the light codes and activations we have received during the Solstice. These take a while to integrate, so we are in a bit of an adjustment period. There are many exciting things happening in July, yet that is no news, exciting things happen all the time when you are present in the moment.

We are starting the month with a powerful opportunistic Full Moon in Capricorn, while Jupiter and Venus are dancing in our skies and other celestial alignments that are facilitating deep changes in the collective consciousness.

This Full Moon in Capricorn feels like it is all about balance, which is why I’ve written this article the other day – Regaining And Maintaining A Balanced State Of Being. At the  same time, I think a more specific balancing purpose this Full Moon has is facilitating the balance between our work/our responsabilities/our Soul purpose and our nurturing/our personal inner healing/transformation, which go hand in hand, sort of. We have to find that balance and apply it in our lives.

The inner work/inner healing and cleansing is getting more and more intense, that is because we are literally being shaken to our core. The deepest, most complex, subtle and hidden shadows are surfacing now. They are asking us to acknowledge, accept and embrace them as parts of ourselves, which they are. When we do that, we transcend them, we heal them and we expand. What takes for that to happen is simply our awareness of the ” shadow self” in the present moment of now, then the guidance and tools to transcend that will come naturally if that is what you desire. You basically just have to deeply feel it and sit in silence with it in your inner sacred chamber to transform self through it. This way you become whole and more unified, not that you aren’t already, yet it is a leap in the human consciousness, it’s a higher level of awareness as a physical being.

Sometimes, the way this shadow work gets done is through our relationships with others. Observe your interactions with others and what comes up and most importantly, observe yourself, your reactions, the way you respond, do you come from a place of love, compassion and understanding or from a place of separation and duality ? Relationships are the easiest and fastest way for us to grow and transform into the highest aspects of ourselves we can be in every moment, ascend basically. That is one of the many reasons why Unity Consciousness is so important for the collective, as the only way “up” is together. 

I feel like it’s important to point out again that the easiest way to approach “shadow work” is to adopt a playful attitude towards it. In the bigger scheme of things, as serious and dark it can seem in the moment, this is still child’s play, so be childlike – don’t take things so seriously, don’t overthink everything and let the unnecessary details go.

What’s most beneficial for our state of being is to raise our frequency and vibration. We do that through joy. Have fun, laugh, explore, discover, read, travel, or whatever brings you joy. That mixed with your presence in the Now is one of the most ” spiritual “, most esoteric and magical thing you can do. Doing only that and leaving behind what no longer feeds your Soul’s greatest passion is life-changing in itself.

As most Full Moons, this one will reveal something that hasn’t been brought into your awareness until now, so be aware and allow whatever it is the Universe is trying to tell you to come without expectations. Messages, experiences, signs, emotions, insights, old things within ourselves that need transmutation or aspects of self-mastery we need to “work” on  always amplify around full moons and that is simply to make you aware of it. You will know exactly what it is, because it will come in a way that you can understand and see clearly.

Your Higher Self knows what he/she’s doing. Connect consciously with him/her and your Team this Full Moon, allow the guidance to flow through you and take the steps you feel guided to take. Our intuition/inner guidance/ has been increasing tremendously lately due to big quantum leaps in our individual and collective consciousness. We’re merging more deeply and in a more tangible way with Spirit, with the Soul Source in physicality and many are following the same road. I am sure a lot of you have been feeling and experiencing this merging one way or another. Kudos, Pioneers! We are progressing faster than ever before. Set clear intentions during this Full Moon, plant the seeds and be patient, they will blossom in no-time, literally.

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Ascension Guidance: Summer Solstice Transmission – June 2015

Good day, loving peeps!

As we go through this Solstice gateway, things will amplify at such a scale that is of major importance to become more aware of our creations. The reason why things will amplify is in order for us to get more clarity and insight on them. It’s bringing the unconscious to conscious. By becoming aware of the unconscious in the Now you can ask yourself ” Is that what I want to create ? Is that what I want to embody ? ” If so, set your intentions straight related to what you want to create and allow your creations to manifest naturally, allow the Universe to take care of the details. All you have to do is be aware in the present moment of Now and surrender to all that is.

At the same time, deep ingrained in the unconscious we might hold lower vibrational stuff (fear), so that might surface as well. This gives you the opportunity to transmute it and align yourself with a higher vibration. The Universe is neutral, it doesn’t make the difference between good or bad, because there actually isn’t, that’s an illusion. So, energy flows where attention goes, as in we manifest the energy we feed, the one we focus upon and therefore we align ourselves with that vibration through the power of choice. By becoming more aware, you become more responsible for that which you bring into the world. What do you choose to bring into your reality, into the world ? Make a clear statement about it, state it outloud even. Feel that. It is a simple way of setting intentions after all.

Work on the shadow self is not excluded these times either, it is actually quite probable that happens. It is time to accept, embrace, love and transcend certain aspects of ourselves that until now  felt too uncomfortable to deal with, so we ignored them. You are whole, but in order to become wholy-er, you have to acknowledge and embrace all you are. See yourself through the eyes of divine perfection, not through the mind’s perception. All this is a beautiful process though, but not the easiest one. This shadow work is done on an individual level, but also on a collective one, as they go hand-in-hand. The collective shadow work can be quite intense, as we’ve gathered a lot of “shadows” throughout the milleniums, so make sure you nurture yourself through it.

In terms of Soul purpose, many will be guided to new “paths”, new directions, possibly unfamiliar to them until now. Have you been having thoughts lately about starting something new ? Now is the time to do so. Courage is needed to stand straight in the unknown, in the void, a lot of dedication, trust and faith as well. It is not easy work, I’m telling you, but this is the place of creation, this is where the true magic happens,and be rest assured that you will not be dissappointed by the outcome of it.

Now let’s not get too serious. We are entering a third month cycle, till the eclipse approximatively. It feels like the most exciting, fun and joyous one so far, most likely because of the Unity Consciousness that is currently taking Humanity by storm. The pioneers of ascension have connected and anchored the Unity grid strongly within themselves and into the planet now. They are conduits for the Unity codes and these codes radiate through their whole beingness, it’s in the DNA and once activated, these people act as facilitators for the physical manifestation of Unity Consciousness.

Now that the pioneers are “in place”, it will be easier for others to follow the path of Unity, to activate and anchor deeply the Unity codes within their hearts. This is happening at an accelerated pace now and as more and more people go through that process, the physical changes will become more and more aparent. This is the great shift, fam! This shift, however, is ongoing, has many smaller shifts and eventhough in linear time it’s spread over the years, it’s all happening Now. This is the road to a peaceful Earth, to harmony between its inhabitants and to all the dreams we’ve been carrying deep in our hearts, in our DNA. This is the Divine Plan and not only that all are part of it, but all are it, whether aware of it or not. Remember ? If not, you will at the right time.

We are currently being upgraded. These, again, depend on each individual. Some are receiving the upgrades now, some choose to receive the upgrades lately, and everybody receives them differently in a unique way. It doesn’t really matter. Because it is an individual process, make sure you don’t compare your experiences with other’s experience. Yes, there might be similarity, but in the end, you always have to go within yourself to get clarity. No one knows you and the way you function better than yourself, your Team and Highest Self.

These upgrades will simply help you integrate and hold more Light within your beingness, so it facilitates expansion, however that is expressed in your reality. Our lightbody keeps integrating deeper in our physical body, our “bodies” are merging into One and it keeps expanding. We are becoming grander and grander, not that we aren’t already, but we are embodying divinity, more spirit as humans. How amazing is that ?

There has been some significant solar activity today that’s supporting our metamorphosis, coincidentally (not really) right before the solstice. The Sun facilitates the integration and processing of all the upgrades. As always, make sure you hydrate well, so the energy flows freely and be gentle with yourself and your body as it’s going through these intense upgrades. Simply listen to your it, it will tell you what it needs. Be open to receiving these upgrades, we need them for the next chapter of Ascension.

Let go of projecting yourself in the future. Observe yourself and ground yourself in your body in the present moment of now. Use the energies of the Solstice and the solar activity to purify. Don’t worry about the future, don’t worry if you are doing the “right” thing, if you are headed the “right” direction, it is all a waste of energy and a big distraction from living. In order for your Soul purpose to manifest naturally and effortlessly, your presence is needed. So, stay present in the moment and all will be revealed to you in divine timing. Happy Solstice and celebrate each moment!

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie