There is a common myth amongst the spiritual community, that you have to be happy all the time in order to be ‘enlightened’ and that healing is all love and light.
To be a light-worker of any kind you cannot openly experience what are known in the trade as low-vibrational energies or emotions. These tend to be feelings such as anger, jealousy, sadness, insecurity and alike. You know, the very things that you are likely to have been brought up suppressing, because you learned through adopting parental behaviours or witnessing a collective that these were the ‘bad guys.’
It is subconsciously expected by your public platform, and on occasions your peers, that you will be a cross between Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandi! A ‘normal’ human just isn’t spiritually enlightened after all…or so the story goes!
Well, I am here to burst that bubble and to dispel that myth as it actually drives me crazy!
I believe that one of the things we as a collective are trying to heal in this lifetime is the learned behaviours of our ancestors, our manufactured modern day media and the inherited parental lines. For all of us, no matter how we present, which language we speak, which country we come from or which God we believe in, all seem to have a common misunderstanding… that we should only embrace our light, and at the expense of pretending we hold no dark.
This learned behaviour feeds into our insecurities and encourages our suppression of pain and trauma, for we see it as some kind of personal failure if we exhibit these low vibrational behaviours.
We begin unhealthy comparisons, put channels and healers on pedestals to magnify our conceived inadequacies and we never truly learn how to love and embrace our wholeness. We actually start to lose our power and get further away from healing ourselves, as we lose sight of just who ‘ourselves’ really are.
Thankfully there are a rising number of channels and alchemic therapists who hold space to address shadow work, and others whose healing methods help us to let go of ‘good and bad’ connotations. Through my own personal and professional development I too am working towards building communities appreciative of a self-duality; an unapologetic presence of our shadows and of our light.
Just as there is no day without night and no night without day, we need both our darkness and our luminescence in order to thrive.
Some of the channels and therapists I respect the most are those who own their feelings, even when they get it wrong. Those who post videos that move them to public tears, and those who sit in circle and do the painful work alongside their paying tribe (rather than pretend they do!) For most authentic beings of light in this field are those who have experienced pain and persecution on large scales in their lives.
They are often the people who take their insecurities, their traumas, their misfortunes and their universal need to feel loved and they channel it into helping others. They are the people who made a brave declaration to strive to put more love into the world than perhaps they have personally experienced, through using their wounds to heal and empathise. That doesn’t mean that these people no longer feel pain, that they have all their shit together and that they don’t get it wrong sometimes, they are human, they are constantly evolving. It just means that they are trying to become the best version of themselves and to empower others to come along for the ride.
If you haven’t learned to incorporate your shadows, then their is tremendous weight to carry as a light-worker. You will always hide under a fabricated light, for others will take great pleasure in exposing your darkness for you. I now believe that without utilising your shadows you will limit what you can offer as a channel, as a person and as a business. For example, I found my inner Priesti through shadow work, and this is an energetic gift and skill-set that I struggle to understand how I lived without now.
I have begun taking steps on a path as a channel, which I believe may take me away from being a therapist of sorts. With this comes a responsibility to do the opposite to what I once believed, in terms of showing an ascending collective that healing is found just as much in the dark as it is in the light. It is a path of pain as much as pleasure and one that is very much about authenticity and public vulnerability (the latter being the one I am still working on!)
We need to end the emotional stigma. That’s why so many people have become mental and physical health advocates, as the array of emotions that come with fighting illness are often forgotten and judged. Whereas the truth is, all emotions are forgotten and judged, for we as humans are actually learning what it means to be ‘happy’ with an ever evolving picture of what that looks like for each of us.
So are happy healers the best healers?
…well I guess it depends who you ask!
For me, every emotion is valid. In my opinion, the greatest healers, light-workers, channels and therapists are those who on occasions struggle to find the balance in their emotions yet are never too scared to show them to the world.
Book therapies with the professionals who are unapologetically flawed but forever willing to learn from their mistakes; as trust me, they’re the real game-changers!
Yours in love, and just for today a rather happy light,
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