" The first peace, which is most important is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship,
their oneness with the universe and all it's powers, and when they realize at the centre of the universe dwells the [Good] Spirit,
and that it's centre is really everywhere, it is within each of us. " - Black Elk
25 Practices to Honor Your Golden Shadow
There is more than enough content in the world promoting being your “best self.” It is easy to be informed. Beyond breaking bad habits, staying motivated or dedicated to our personal development can lie blockages. Sometimes these reside in our shadow self, which is the dark parts of our psyche that we would rather not take responsibility for and face. But other times, we can have a really good handle on our shadow and still feel stuck. Another threshold that needs to be crossed in order for any self-improvement goals to be effective, involves crossing the landscape of our golden shadow.
Coined by the late Carl Jung, your golden shadow is the unique talents, potential, creativity that we all possess but may be afraid to step into. It can be represented by “The Sun” in tarot. But why would anyone be afraid of stepping into their own radiant light? Quite simple. Possible judgment, ridicule, or failure. We fear the words “who does she think she is?”
The Good Spirit Guide to Being An Empath
When most people think of psychics they visualize red velvet curtains, crystal balls, head wraps, and children seeing & communicating with ghosts. Somehow drama makes it more relevant. Would the tv show “Long Island Medium” be as successful if Theresa Caputo was softer spoken, with shorter nails, and milder hair? I can’t quite say for certain but there is always an association with psychic abilities and drama that go together. And so without lightening bolts and bold revelations many people think they don’t have any sixth sense at all.
Meditate On Your Inner Character
About once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be in any walk of life. They seem deeply good. They listen well. They make you feel funny and valued. You often catch them looking after other people and as they do so their laugh is musical and their manner is infused with gratitude. They are not thinking about what wonderful work they are doing. They are not thinking about themselves at all.
The Good Spirit Guide to Getting it Om
We don’t often think of our spiritual and sexual practice as something that can be combined but it absolutely should be. If contemplating why we are on this earth and what our purpose is, from a purely biological perspective the most obvious answer is for creation.