Card of the Day • 3 Feb 2019
Card of the Day
Ponder this ...
• How might I be overpowering ?
• Where am I feeling overwhelmed ?
• Am I willing to look at those parts of myself buried in the shadow realms that need to be healed and integrated rather than ignored ?
• What am I doing to bring about unity and understanding rather than conflict and divisiveness ?
One who believes that he has mastered the art of horsemanship has not yet begun to understand the horse. ~ Author Unknown
The time has come for us to put aside selfishness, to dispense with other-ing based on differences, and to tap into the commonality and interconnectedness of all existence to rise out of the ego-driven state of « I, me » and into the inclusive state of « Our, we ».
This may mean that we have to take some time to do some real soul searching and venture into seeing those darker and less appealing aspects of ourselves that operate beneath the surface, those shadow aspects that we often prefer to pretend we don’t possess inwardly merely because we don’t act on them or express them outwardly.
We may say that we’re not racist … but can we look deep within and accept that there may be some subconscious racist beliefs or triggers that we carry ?
We may say that we’re not sexist … but can we look deep within and accept that there may subconscious aspects imprinted that lead us to perceive or treat the opposite sex differently ?
We may say that we’re not nationalistic or xenophobic … but can we look deep within and accept that there may be cultural imprinting that causes us to think of certain people as « other » or as the « enemy », reduced to these classifications rather than seen as equally human just like ourselves ?
Regardless of what we discover about ourselves in this plumbing of the shadow depths, let’s not fall into being self-judging or self-critical merely because of what we find there. Let’s us it as an opportunity to reach out and want to truly, intimately, connect with, listen to, and partner with who or what we fear, don’t understand, and realise that we can and do have something in common after all … desire for happiness, the need to experience love, the challenges of the human condition.
There is much we have to offer and teach from our own experience in this (and other) lifetimes. There is much we have to learn from the experience of others. And it is through this sharing, openness, receptivity, that all beings and all of existence can evolve and be elevated.
But we have to do our part … and the time to start doing our part is … NOW.
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