All posts by Lesa Peterson
When we drop into ourselves in the now is when the magic happens. The more we practice staying in that state the more we find ourselves. We all have our own innate wisdom, we just need to uncover it.
We have been fooled into believing that our answers are found outside ourselves. We have fallen into the belief that “someplace else is better and more is all I’ll ever need.”
It’s when we go within and sit with all that we find, that we can truly be healed. Allow what is, to be. When we fight with the energy it persists. It’s in accepting what is, allowing it, loving it, and finding the message to us in it, that it will pass through and be transmuted.
The Shadow Self
Over the past few months, I’ve noticed my awareness of shadows. My shadow as I walked in the mornings, the shadows of the leaves on the trees as they danced in the wind.
Recently I’ve found myself taking a lot of photographs which isn’t my norm. I’ve felt this creative vibe and I have been out in nature more.
On a recent trip, I started taking pictures of rocks and plants in a stream trying to get just that right shot as if I was a photographer for a nature magazine. I was so surprised at myself.
On my walk back to where I was staying I found myself taking pictures of my shadow standing in front of a yucca and it made me stop and think about the shadow side of myself.
I saw a different side of my shadow self that morning. I thought about how much I hide those things that live in the shadows that I don’t like about myself nor do I want others to see.
Standing there looking at my shadow falling on the yucca, I was in great introspection. By cutting off the dark I can only shine so bright. I realized that I need to love those dark places in myself to free myself from them.
They are part of me that I used to respond to struggles in my life. I can’t just throw them out or act like they don’t exist. I need to love them and thank them for protecting me and guiding me all these years.
I have outgrown those responses as I have new and better tools to deal with life, but I was still using all those old ways to respond to situations simply because I didn’t know any better.
In total darkness is when our light shines the brightest. It’s all about balancing the dark and the light within ourselves. We must understand and love all that we are.
Peace & love
The River Cannot Go Back
It is said that before entering the sea a river trembles with fear. She looks back at the path she has traveled, from the peaks of the mountains, the long winding road crossing forests and villages. And in front of her, she sees an ocean so vast, that to enter there seems nothing more than to disappear forever. But there is no other way. The river cannot go back. Nobody can go back. To go back is impossible in existence. The river needs to take the risk of entering the ocean because only then will fear disappear, because that’s where the river will know it’s not about disappearing into the ocean, but of becoming the ocean.
Let It Go
Have you ever stopped to think how much all your possessions are holding you back?
All your things have an energy attached to them. You spend daily energy caring for the things even if you don’t remember you have them or where they are… lol…
Why are you keeping things that you no longer need or don’t absolutely love?
Did someone give it to you and you are afraid that they might come over and notice that it’s gone?
Is it something that gives “evidence” to a past event like a trophy or a prom dress that gives you value?
Are you keeping it because you might need it in the future even though you haven’t used it for 5 years?
We all keep things for a lot of different reasons, all those things keep us from moving forward in our life.
New things cannot come into our lives until we make room for them. We must let go of things that we no longer need or are no longer useful to our lives.
It can be difficult to let those things go, but holding on to things that we haven’t used in years keeps that “lack” mentally around. The Universe loves us and is just waiting to give to us. A true friend will understand our growth and be happy for us even when we part with a gift from them.
You are a worthy and awesome person right now, you don’t need those things from the past to tell you you’re great!
If you are struggling to let go of things try this, take pictures of the things as you let go of them, then put your pictures of those things in an album to “keep” and “remember”.
You don’t need to clear out a whole room to feel the effects of letting go. Start with your “junk” drawer you will be surprised what can come into your life from that one small act.
Thought for the day…
“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”