This month is a 'Blue Moon", two full moons in one month. Typically when there's a full moon I notice that my perception becomes more expanded, and I become much more sensitive. Sometimes I even need to retreat so that I can quietly contemplate the thoughts and feelings that are arising. There's much written about the influence of the full moon on the human energy system. So, it was no surprise this week when I found myself triggered into a deep reflection around the topic of spirituality and vulnerability.
The two may seem to have nothing to do with each other on the surface, but probe a little deeper and you may find a pandora's box of items to be looked at and sifted through. Questions such as how do I show up in my life for myself and for others, how authentic am I in my interactions, and do I harbour feelings such as shame, unworthiness and self-doubt behind a mask of confidence, all exploded onto the surface for me. Like the contrasting shades of the moon, the light and the dark, I find myself with an acute awareness that in order to move (seemingly) closer to an image of wholeness that I've created for myself, sometimes a good swift quick into the shadow-side of my personality is necessary! I am thankful that I have at least enough awareness to stop and breathe into the discomfort and hang out in the questioning for a while.
In this month's blog post, I offer you a deeply thought-provoking yet humorous TED talk by Brene Brown on this very topic of vulnerability and shame, and how her processing of these led to a spiritual awakening. And I encourage you, if you resonate with some of the things she talks about, to go down the rabbit hole with her and discover more of her videos online. When choosing which pill to take - the red or the blue - choose wisely, for one leads you back into illusion, and the other may just lead you to true freedom!
In deep gratitude,