Originally published on Eagle Song October 1, 2015.
Between the Autumnal Equinox and the Lunar Eclipse, last week offered plenty of opportunities for review of the last few months.
I had a really challenging summer, and I know I’m not alone in that. Starting right around the solstice, I found myself confronted with manifestations of the Shadow Realm in every facet of my life:
I faced the fear of losing my home when the lease ended on my house and my landlord became completely unreachable.
I broke my heart ending a relationship with someone I love dearly, then faced the emotional turmoil of beginning new connections while still moving through the pain and sorrow.
I grew increasingly alarmed as I watched my savings account dwindle to almost nothing as I barely worked for three months.
I butted up against antiquated, dogmatic ideas that directly challenge my work and the manifestation of my life purpose.
I suffered two rounds of a dry, grief-based cough that lingered for weeks and drained me of my energy.
I spent sleepless nights feeling as though I was being shredded into millions of tiny fragments as the energy ripped through me.
And yet, throughout it all, I knew that I was fine. I was able to surrender to the Shadow work completely, knowing that every challenge was temporary and within my capacity. I am so proud of myself that I was able to move with grace through one of the most intensely difficult periods of my life thus far. And after all that, I still have my house, I am building new, loving connections, my calendar and bank account are filling up, my physical body feels healthy and vital and my conviction in my work and my path is stronger than ever.
This is truly the path of a Warrior of the Light: to move through the Shadows with grace while practicing radical trust. I know that every step I take for myself ultimately puts me in a better position to facilitate the same journey for others.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am so happy and grateful to do this work, today and always.