What Thrives in the Shadows Dissolves in the Light

Updated: Jan 20

So much that has come to light over the past couple years has felt absolutely shocking, overwhelming, and horrifying at times.


When truths like these come to the surface, it can be easy to feel bogged down by them. To think that the world is collapsing, everything is awful, and that things are so much worse than they have ever been before.


I hear this narrative a lot, often coupled with the sentiment, “When will things go back to normal?”


I see things entirely differently.


The mass corruption, fear, violence, manipulation, deception, illusion, and dehumanization we are witnessing has been here all along.


The difference is that before, these things were largely hidden. Most people were not consciously aware of what was really going on behind the scenes. Flash forward to now, as everything and everyone continues to be exposed for what and who they truly are.


Back to the statement we started with: “What thrives in the shadows dissolves in the light.”


In this case, I refer to shadows as unconsciousness/lack of awareness. Light can be likened to conscious awareness.

While having the conscious awareness of what is truly happening in the world can feel scary and unsettling, witnessing it is the very act that causes it to dissolve.


As more and more of us wake up to the reality we’ve been living in all along, it loses the power its relied upon.


THIS is why things look so chaotic on the surface of the world right now. Not because things are getting worse, but because all is being exposed for what it really is — what it has been all along.


We are witnessing in real-time the mass destruction of corrupt systems that have previously been hidden in the dark.


When we shine light on something — when we bring it into our conscious awareness, when we speak of it and look upon it, not from a place of fear but from a place of empowerment and neutral observation — the very thing we bear witness to begins to dissolve.

Shadow energy can only thrive in the shadows. It cannot survive the radiant magnitude that comes with living in the light.


As painful as it can be at times, we continue to bear witness. This is humanity’s phoenix moment. As our collective shadows dissolve, we make way for glorious newness to rise from the ashes of what was.

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