Shadow Self. Projection
When you feel an emotion and you suppress it. Then, you feel an emotion and you suppress it again, it sits within you like a negative charge.
Debbie Ford describes these darker emotions, stuck within self, as being like a socket. And of course a socket, needs a plug, to complete it's circuit. And these are the negative or angry people and situations that you attract. This is projection.
More though because you are not owning these darker emotions within yourself, you actually search for and find them in others. This is not so much because other people possess these darker emotions, it is you, projecting your hidden, disowned emotions upon them. For instance "the blame game".
So, really important that you own and take responsibility for your darker emotions as they arise, and go in search of those buried within.
Recognising emotions and allowing them to move through is only part of the journey. The real healing and conscious enlightenment occurs, when these emotions are reframed as the helpers, motivators and teachers that they are. This is when you recognise and know the wonderful aspects that these emotions bring to your life, for example fear keeps you safe ...Perhaps a good place to start is to stop calling and thinking of your darker emotions as negative.
When you work among the shadows, you are illuminating and finding a deeper meaning within the human experience.
For this reason I created the "Dump Your Stuff" Course. This course allows the chance to explore our deeper darker sides, effectively "shining a light" on those inner hard to reach places.
You can find an entry point for this journey here at my website www.juhllightheart.com this course is going to be twice the price in the future. I'm running this special as there are so many tools and tips within, its the perfect place for those requiring deep changes as well as those new practitioners in need of new skills or walking into the Soul Missions, to begin
How often have you heard “trust your gut”?
I swear if I hear another thing thing about “trusting that gut feeling” I just might tear the Spiritual House down.
This may be true in someones world, but in mine, my gut got pretty screwed up. You see the intuition from my gut, that was supposed to keep me safe, was constantly over ridden. The very people who were supposed to love me were the ones who were hurting me. So my gut got broken! Did yours?
Hello! Two fold problem. Not only was my “gut’ being constantly over ridden but so was my trust. After all it was necessary in my mind to split the people I knew into the good part and the bad part…the good part for the neighbors and family to protect “our secret” and my survival, and the bad part (end this paragraph here as this topic is worthy of its own article).
There’s a spiritual explanation on this whole gut intuition thing. You may of heard of the chakra. Well the one in the gut just below your tummy button, that is the sacral chakra, an important part of the spiritual energy system as it houses the flow of information around relationships and those emotional connections of sensuality and intimacy. Here’s the thing though, it houses the emotional “memory” of relationships and situations too. So if you walk into a situation and your “gut” tightens, possibly it is your sacral, responding to stored or historical information. And you might start to see the problem here for your/my abused self. A lot of our historical information comes from a pretty skewed point of view.
So your walking down the street and you see this person and your gut goes bang, tight, and you think oh no, avoid, avoid, avoid, but,
The answer lies within our hearts, or heart center chakra. Generally recognized as being between the breasts, this energy center holds and moves through, love energy, of the deep, sacred, unconditional kind. The heart has a spiritual intuition all of it’s own. This intuition and energy is easily accessed, simply place your left hand over the heart or chakra area, place your attention there also, and envision this area expanding. Notice what you notice, perhaps a flood of warmth, or love entering your torso, maybe a feeling of lightness. For now just notice the sensation.
Right, ever practical, here’s a little exercise I would like you to do . Think of a person or situation that has recently made your tummy tighten. Got it. Good…now place your left hand over the heart chakra, experience this energy, and then, think of the situation again. Now notice what you notice, does your tummy relax? Does it stay tight? Does your heart sensation increase, decrease? If your tummy relaxes and your heart remains expansive, then chances are your “gut” intuition response was stimulated by a “historical” resonance or remembering, and this would of been a safe experience to visit; if however your “gut” remains tight and your heart sensation, stays the same or decreases…then you KNOW, your “gut” response was indeed correct. These are the intuition responses you should trust.
Try this little exercise over a few different scenarios within your memory banks. Notice the different responses between the sacral and heart intuition centers. When you become familiar with the different sensations, take the exercise and test it out on people and situations you cross whilst out and about. A necklace or adjusting the bra strap are great ways of disguising the hand over the chakra.
Yes trusting self and feelings is a huge issue, especially when these have been manipulated to serve the purpose of others. Developing little tools that work for you, like this heart/gut intuition test, is a great way of taking back personal power. You are not broken! And if this little tool, doesn’t help you work out a tricky from a safe situation, well don’t you worry, I have a lot more. Work with me .