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Diana Kennedy is a writer, inspirational speaker and massage therapist. She loves her job at Unity of Tallahassee where she leads the early service. Diana considers herself to be a student of life, always learning and always on the go. Visit her inter-faith site and read articles at www.DianaKennedy.com. Be sure to sign up for her monthly Ezine, The Divine Idea and peruse the Spiritual E-Courses that she offers.
 
 
 
   

 

 

 

 

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Unexpected Treasure
 
    One of my favorite authors, Sanaya Roman, who wrote Personal Power Through Awareness.said, "You never do anything that is not in some way an attempt to bring more light into your life."  In our society, we often ignore what doesn’t feel good, numbing out instead with entertainment in the form of work, movies, books, drugs, alcohol or food.  Many people never examine their darker side, the challenges or innermost beliefs that may hold them back which only prevents them from fully experiencing the love, joy, peace and beauty that we each deserve.
 
    Debbie Ford, author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers says, “When we don't look at our own ‘shadows’ we miss wonderful opportunities to grow, and to accelerate our growth by leaps and bounds. When we dare to take a risk and to explore our shadows, we build courage and faith. As a result of our efforts, we experience a sense of release-igniting personal and spiritual empowerment.”  Both the dark and the light, the good and the bad, our strengths and our weaknesses make up who we are. 
 
    I spent many years only embracing the better parts of myself despite the many spiritual workshops I attended, and books I read.  When we are able to face the darker aspects of ourselves, look at negative thinking that holds us back and feel the pain that we never fully expressed, we are able to embrace the essence of who we are as human beings. Experiencing profound grief after the death of my mother, I began looking even deeper for solutions to my pain.  Once I was able to see my shadow side, I was able to begin peeling off the layers.  In a twelve-step program, I was able to acknowledge both my divinity and humanity, examine my life, take a personal inventory, and let in more light.  It was then that I began to acknowledge and finally accept all parts of me and truly connect with my Higher Self, God or whatever name you wish to call it.
 
    Out of a strong desire to let back in some light and happiness into my life, I was able to find a treasure chest of spiritual qualities I could nurture from within. These inner gems became my daily beacon of strength, wisdom and guidance. With my Higher Self as my guide I continue learning how to understand myself at a deeper level which allows me to shift my beliefs and feelings and take inspired action that serves my highest and best good.
 
    The greatest blessing of all is getting the opportunity to take what has worked for me and share it with others in the form of my writing, talks and classes. I am grateful every day to my Higher Power that guides, nurtures and sustains me, thank you God!

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