Light and shadow are two seemingly opposing characteristics. Our tendency is to embrace and emulate the light, while judging, shaming and denying the shadow aspect. Do we deny night and day, masculine and feminine, hot and cold, happy and sad? Of course not, they are essential aspects of our livingness, as are our light and shadow. The shadow is part of our wholeness and can be our greatest teacher. When we sit in presence, that includes sitting with, learning from, and acknowledging the shadow as it invites us to wake up, grow up and become more whole. Because the light shines on and through us, we can see the shadow, and only then can the process of transformation begin.
Downloadable Podcast: Light and Shadow