Embracing Shadow

It is important to realize that true maturation of spirituality must include the willingness to see and embrace our unconscious shadow, both our own and the collective. Just as a ship listing to port will go in circles, so will our own evolution unless we open ourselves up to include all aspects of life. If you look around you will see that the world is comprised of light and dark, good and evil, emptiness and form, honesty and denial. If all is infinite intelligence, then all aspects of life are That.

If we only open ourselves up to the light, what happens to the dark? It goes underground, ruling from below. Everything yearns for acknowledgment, acceptance, and understanding. This is how we become liberated, not by denying the mystery and expression of existence, but by being pure openness itself.