So many of us only want to see the "good" in life. We want life to be like the fairy-tales we were told when we were little. The men are all hero's and the women are saved from a terrible life by a handsome prince charging in. Picket fences and all that.
Then we get to the age where something changes. It happens to all of us sooner or later. Somewhere between the ages of six and nine everything we believed in is broken and we are left to pick up the pieces and try to make sense of it all. The first seed of doubt, pain and fear is planted and then we feed it, allowing it to grow.
Innocence is lost. It could be as small as disappointment in your parents voice or as big as abuse it is all the same for the one suffering the pain and humiliation. Some become vindictive, lying and causing hurt for others while others fold in upon themselves like origami burying the shame deep within the folds.
Now as the Darkness of November approaches, it is time to pull the hurt, shame and loss out. Examine it carefully and drag it into the light. Heal the self and above all forgive the self. Real forgiveness for yourself and others will allow the hurt to shift and be transformed. The darkness will always remain but if you know where it is and how it was created you can work with it and use it to become whole and balanced. Light and dark equal and partners in the path ahead.
You have a choice! You can choose to let go of the past and live in balance truly knowing who you are....
Love and Light!