Don't Be Fooled by the Shadows: Stay Focused on the Light
In the process of renovating our lives, and thus, the glorious home we call “Earth,” things may at times appear to be a big mess, both up close, and globally. Just as when a house is remodeled, a certain amount of disarray—even apparent chaos—is bound to ensue before the new, improved structure emerges. If you don’t know what is going on, you might see the remodeling mess as a sign of a disaster. But when you do know the plan, you are aware that the mess is simply a part of the process of creating something new and better. The way we can most efficiently remodel our home and stay unfazed and unaffected by the chaos, is by holding steady and refusing to buy into the illusion that something is going wrong.
Though it is true that only peace, joy, and harmony exist when you are operating at the frequency of your Spirit, and though it is true that your life experience will improve dramatically by simply beginning to hand your life over to your Spirit, you may encounter some turbulence along the way. Even though your experience of joy will increase as you rise in frequency, and your experience of those things that manifest at lower frequencies will diminish, you must remember that recreating Eden is a process and while instantaneous transformation is certainly possible, disentangling from the schema for disharmony may not be without times of challenge. Indeed, you may find that rising up to close the magnetic gap brings with it a mix of joy and, shall we say, “less-than-joy.” (But definitely more of the former than the latter!)
As long as you are an amalgam of magnets in alignment and magnets out of alignment, there will be some degree of turmoil present in you—but not nearly as much or as pervasively as before you began allowing your Spirit to restore your life. I would be remiss, though, if I did not caution you that increasing your frequency might bring with it some symptoms to get through before you reach the point where you have completely left conflict and pain behind to dwell in continuous harmony and peace. To put it in coarse terms, it can really stir up your “stuff.”
While this is definitely a sign of progress, it sure may not seem that way when you’re in the midst of it! Adding more pure Light—more Life Force—by intentionally merging with your Spirit is sure to displace the lower frequency energy and the manifestations thereof in your being. And when that gunk is stirred up and in the process of realigning and clearing, sometimes it can block the Light from your awareness. It can deepen the shadows in your consciousness so that if you are not aware and prepared, it can appear that things are going wrong. Do not be fooled!
Just remember that as the shadows deepen, they do so because they only exist by virtue of the Light. The deepest shadows in the physical world are created by being adjacent to the brightest light—and so it is with this process. When your stuff comes up, it is something to celebrate—it is a sign that the Light within you has increased—even if it doesn’t look or feel much like it in the moment! The more you can go through such times without getting emotionally caught up in them, and avoid buying into the illusion that the Light is gone, the faster you will move upward and out of it and the easier it will be.
To get through the rough times, you need to withdraw your energy and focus from the darkness and invest it in the Light. Fighting, or even simply resisting, the shadows only empowers them. If you get emotionally or psychologically caught up in the shadow stuff, you lower your frequency, enabling the darkness to continue. Focusing your attention on the shadow, or giving any passion to it at all, aligns you with it instead of with your Spirit and the shadow remains because it has found a frequency match—a way to be fed with energy, something every entity needs to be able to exist. Remember: don’t feed the serpent!
As you focus your attention on the Light instead—on your Spirit—you withdraw energy from the shadows of reverse polarity and increase the Light. There is only one way to get rid of a shadow. You must flood it with Light. And of course, you do that by continually surrendering to and loving your Spirit. Even when the Light seems to be eluding you, cling to your Spirit as if It were a lifebuoy—It is. As you do, such challenging times will occur less and less until they disappear altogether. In the meantime, I can assure you that your overall-increased harmony, joy, and peace will more than make up for any patches of difficulty you may encounter on the way to the trouble-free zone we’re calling “Eden!”
—Excerpted from Chapter Seven of Recreating Eden “Recreating Eden: The Time is Now!”
©2008 Julia Rogers Hamrick
Julia Rogers Hamrick has been a spiritual-growth facilitator since the mid-1980s, and is the author of Choosing Easy World and Recreating Eden. Julia teaches about the relationship between vibrational frequency and experience.