Quote of the Day – September 23 2012

You can’t stand up to the night until you understand what’s hiding in its shadows.
–Charles De Lint

Of late I’ve become more comfortable with my shadows. Everyone has them, these parts of ourselves that we try to repress, hold back. We become whole as we learn to accept our shadows, ask them in for a cup of tea, have long conversations with why they do the things they do and why we resist them and dance with them. Finally with any luck we may learn to integrate them. Of course there will still be shadows cast but fewer and fainter. Only when we resist our shadows do we run the risk of them biting us in the tail.

On a different note, today we started cleaning out our bookshelves, 30 boxes donated and counting. Saying goodbye to some old friends, well not goodbye as such, many of the characters I’ve internalized. There are a few that I have long conversations with but the covers that once contained them have gone to new homes. It is a cleansing of sorts.

Blessings, G


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She Wears the Night by G A Rosenberg


Circles by G A Rosenberg

2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day – September 23 2012”

  1. Namaste G,
    You are doing a wonderful job of cleansing and balancing of one’s energy.

    One’s shadow (ego) side of our being isn’t about ‘good’ or ‘bad’ but choose instead to view and perceive our ego as a ‘tool’ for our soul lessons/contracts. Without our ego, we won’t be able to face our life’s challenges, learn from it and to take it with us forward towards a higher spiritual vibrational level. We also leave signposts/markers behind us (with our soul lessons) so that others may find similar synchronized pathways and know that they are never alone on their own unique journeys.

    Thank you for sharing your perspectives with us. Autumn has arrived and it’s time, once again, to do some autumn clearing in order that we are creating refreshed and clean spaces for the new energy to enter our lives and homes. Most of all, hope that you had fun doing it.


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