The shadow in us. The shadow in others. Negative energies are spread this way. Like a bad cold in the workplace, it just spreads from person to person and eventually contaminates everyone. It is one way we have failed as a species. We became abusive. Many people are abusive and don’t recognize the way they hurt others. This is the trouble with darkness. We know something is wrong but we can’t explain exactly what it is or how it happened. Our greatest strength and our greatest weakness are one in the same. It is the ability to adapt. We adapt to negative circumstance as well as positive. It’s a survival mechanism that can serve us but is often so self damaging. We need to recognize the shadow, the dark side of human nature, whether it is in ourselves from the pain others brought to our lives, or in others who continuously inflict pain. It is only with consciousness we can do this. It is easier to recognize it in others and move away from it, then it is to get rid of the smear someone else put on our souls. I referred to in my last blog as an imprinted energy pattern. This is what keeps us in the same place, unable to move forward. We keep attracting the same problems, the same pain. It is like the abuse never stopped and is still living within us. But there is a simple way to get rid of all of this. With every step you take away from abuse, from negative energy, from damaging circumstances, you build more light energy. As this becomes a discipline, this way of love and self care, you will become lighter yourself. And this is a different kind of power. It hurts no-one. It spreads to those around you and heals them. Choose healing yourself by not tolerating any kind of abuse or negative energy and you will become a healer who can help others.