“Do you know your shadow side?”
She one day asked of me.
A perplexed expression held my face,
While hers was hard to see.
“It is not a place of uncertainty, or one of fear my love.
It is not an illusion, or a great mystery born in the night stars above.”
“No it is but a reminder, to show the way that is true.
To surrender, let go, lighting the path, the path laid out for you.”
“So fear not your shadow side my love, for it tells of great promises inside.
Embrace the darkness and set your shadows free with arms stretched open wide.”
© Donna Donabella 2015
This poem came out of some inner exploring during a July retreat online. I had never thought about my shadow side, and why it might be important. And while it has negative connotations, I find it helps me to see the light, the positive in life and to help me connect with my intuition.
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Special Note: The pictures here are of my shadow taken last fall as I explored my garden that was going to sleep with winter’s icy kiss.
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