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Your Dark Side

Aug 17, 2007
-If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.-
Jesus Christ, the Gospel of St. Thomas

Now I am going to talk about something that is the last thing that you would want to talk about. Your dark side (notice I didn't say I would talk about mine!

The darkness we have within us is what psychologist Carl Jung calls our shadow. A person may consider these aspects of them self bad, evil, or unwanted. After all, that is what darkness is right?

The archetypal belief that dark equals evil makes it difficult to gain power from the darkness within. For if you do, then social ideas about right and wrong, good and bad can restrain your passions and deepest inspirations.

The purpose of my writing today, is to ask you this question: What is it that you might have locked away inside of you that you would not like it to see the light of day? These are the very things that properly cared for and nurtured could be the source of some of your greatest power.

Only to discover them you must venture with light into your own darkness. This is a task that naturally we are not inclined to do.

-Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.-
Carl Jung

In my case, In 2003 I uncovered by looking inside that I have a businessman and financier locked in my inner depths. Even though I was successful in many ways in business, and had already helped many people to dramatically increase their success in business and finance, I myself struggled as a business person to achieve the full measure of what I knew I could accomplish.

Earlier in my career I abandoned the budding businessman that started out so promising as a child and teen. I began to think of myself as an artist. As the years went on and I pursued art my inner knowledge of business kept trying to rise up and help me and as much as I allowed it I also pushed it away. I started to suspect that I was repressing and distorting my own personal attitudes about money and business.

In trying to unlock my own business and financial powers to a greater extent, such as I have done for numerous clients over many years, I went down into my own inner depths and discovered that I had the belief that I hated the money system. This unconscious belief that the money system is evil I uncovered within me even though I was actually working to gain more money and do good things with it-do you see how valuable it can be to uncover your inner beliefs and re-align them to your conscious desires? Do you see how my inner belief that money is evil would contradict my ability to make more money?

There is a way to correct this. You get in touch with what is happening now in your life, and your transform it into what you imagine is better.

I discovered that I thought the things that happen in the world because of money are horrible. I thought a world that runs on money is not a place that I want to live and I would rather die than live in such a world. The kind of life that I manifest from those unconscious beliefs does not generate living a healthy life and meeting the financial and business goals that I have consciously.

I was living in conflict with myself. My every conscious step was being dragged by certain of my inner unconscious beliefs.

I discovered those beliefs, and many others are surrounding the business man and financier that I had locked up deep in my inner darkness. He manifested as partners that I struggled with, or business situations that turned against me.

I need him healthy and functional! Yet I was keeping him restricted and imprisoned.

Do you get the idea? I really valued the healing process of digging out my inner businessman and financier, and freeing him from the prison that I have put him in jailed by my own beliefs. I am still doing this work with this aspect of myself with more and more success.

Perhaps you wonder why a "success coach" would share this personal story with his associates, such as you who are reading this article!!

I am sharing this because ultimately this process of uncovering and healing what is in the dark places inside is extremely valuable. I want you to be able to do this for your self.

I wanted to show you by personal example that we can do healing work on those aspects of self that we fear and dread. I felt that to write this article, I chose to be the example, in the hopes to inspire you to do what you will not do, to go inside and put light in your darkness. To gain power for yourself, to live a better life.

How could I ask you to go into your inner darkness and heal yourself without being willing to do so my self?

It may well be that these hidden areas within you, need to be healed. It may be that they need to be expressed. It can be difficult and dangerous work.

You are a whole person alive with a transcendental goodness in your deep spiritual being that is able to transform the power of the things that make you unhappy about yourself or about the world -into happiness and all that your heart desires.

You need all your energies to manifest a life that you usually only dream about, and to then live it fully. You need the energy that you may have secretly locked up behind the iron bars of beliefs and attitudes, thoughts and feelings, choices and decisions that makes you feel bad and that operate within you outside of your full conscious awareness or control. Transform what makes you unhappy, into what makes you happy.

Within youis where the power comes from that you need to have all your dreams come true.

It is a lot to ask for, to have all your dreams come true. There is an art and a science to making it happen, you need all the help you can get, and you need all of your power to do it. You can do it. And as you do it, I imagine you to have lots of results to inspire you along the way, and I imagine your journey to total satisfaction in all areas of your life to be a fast one that starts today.

You can take your time once you get to the best life that you can imagine for yourself. Until then I urge you to make the inner journey and uncover the power of your dark side by using the light of your consciousness to love and accept even those parts of you that now you do not love or accept.
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