Dark Shadows

Good vs. Evil… Light vs. Darkness… Soul vs. Ego. No matter what you call it, we all posses both positive and negative energy within us. Your life is defined by which of these you choose to harvest.  And let’s face it, this choice may be a daily, if not minute-by-minute, challenge.

Recently, I told a friend, “God only gives you the life you’re strong enough to live.” More often than not, I have to remind myself of this divine truth. Throughout life, there are so many reasons to fall into despair and hopelessness. It simply isn’t possible to be happy-go-lucky ALL of the time – even if we want it. There are moments, although fleeting, that I assess the path I’ve taken and I wonder why God believes I am so strong?

There are people (past, present, and future) who cast dark shadows over us. It is important to shield ourselves and move into the light. Over the years, I’ve worked diligently to exclude toxic people from my life. It has proven an equally arduous and fulfilling task. As an Empath, I tend to absorb the energy of those around me. I know in my heart if I want a positive life, then I must surround myself with those who also emulate healthy, optimistic vibrations.

This is not to say that my life is a glorious ride on the happy train. Ha! I just mean the overall state of being of those I choose to have in my inner circle is one of love, light, and joy. Since I absorb energies, then I better make sure the “good ones” are coming my way. In doing so, I actively choose to harvest the good, light, and soul over the evil, darkness, and ego.

We make choices in life – sometimes really difficult and painful decisions; not because we WANT to, but rather because we HAVE to do so in order to live our best lives. When your moments of despair and hopelessness weave their sneaky way into your heart and mind, then I pray you too remind yourself, “God only gives you the life you’re strong enough to live.” Tomorrow is a new day.

© Renae Rossman and Candy Coated Reality™

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