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The Tenth Key: The Power of Our Shadow Side

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“I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, and what can be the use of him is more than I can see.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
October is upon us. This is a beautiful time of the year in which the leaves have turned golden, yellow, and red as the weather turns cooler and fires begin to burn in the hearth once again.
For some, October culminates in a celebration called All Hallows Eve, or Halloween, which I look at as a symbol of our shadow sides.Once could say it is a celebration of our dark sides. Think about it.During the month of October, we become enveloped in . beautiful colors as the leaves change from green to orange, red, then to brown.
I like to think of late autumn as a time to celebrate the beauty found within our dark sides which is why I have dedicated an entire month to exploring the power of doing ‘shadow work’ and why I have identified this process as one of the secret keys to health, wholeness, and vitality.
Ironically it can be our dark side or shadow places which …

A Time to Rest

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A Time To Heal

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Balance of Give and Take

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The Ninth Key: The Power of Rest and Fallowness

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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a Summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the Clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” -John Lubbock
September is here and the days are getting noticeably shorter. Even though the days are still warm in this part of the world, our bodies and minds begin to shift ever so slightly. No longer are the sultry nights filled with sitting out on our front porches drinking iced tea, taking long walks with our dogs, or watching a sunset at 9:00 p.m.
If we pay attention to the sunlight and to nature, we find that September begins to initiate a time of rest and fallowness. A time in which we can get ready for what is next to come in the next season of our lives, in our psyche, in our very beings.
In our Western society, we tend to over value work and we have created ways in which we work all through the long nights. This is especially true in the East coast and in the mid-west where …