THIS IS THE SECOND BLOG ON THE PLAY OF LIGHT & DARK
Jung was one of the first contemporary thinkers to stress how we project our own shadow onto others, and how damaging this can be
individually or globally.
Ancient wisdom and especially the Ancestors stress how important our evil inclination or shadow can be in getting in the way of spiritual transformation. Nevertheless it also is essential for our survival! The Creator has also put within us the inclination to do good.
The most important thing for spiritual grown is the tension arising out of choice between one and the other. The Talmud stresses that
he or she who has no evil inclination cannot do perfect service. As long as we make skillful choices our enlightenment process will be enhanced. Kabbalah tells us that we are always being tested to see how worthy we are.
Our evil inclination is also our weak underbelly that will make us rationalize why we should indulge in dysfunctional but possibly more pleasurable sentient temptations. By showing restraint, enjoying life's gifts responsibly and having right intent we can turn potential transgressions into karmic blessings.
There is an African proverb that says; "No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come."
The Ancestors stress; "Patience in the face of evil" (both that of the dark side of our selves as well as the tricksters who play on our weaknesses.
The play of dark with the light increases the closer we get to the light. The Ancestors call this A Costly Compliment. Nevertheless trickster spirits are always around trying to sabotage our spiritual progress.
Mostly they are mosquitoes at the picnic, sometimes wasps at the event and if we are getting close to the Crown Chakra or Keter they can be more like rattlesnakes. Nevertheless the only thing to fear is fear itself. If we are really that close to the light and remain impeccable we will be protected by our guides
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