Posted by: dianaiannarone | November 7, 2016

Do You Embrace Your Shadow?

Are we really that different from one another? I don’t think so. How then do we explain the radical dichotomy of thought in the world today? What if it is nothing more than a needed and natural shift in consciousness? And to make that shift, the polarized truth needs to be vibrant and tangible, not clouded by our own fragmented self.

I refer to this shift in my book, Me & My Shadow, Move from Fear and Control to Love and Freedom, as a shift to acceptance of both our shadow and our light, which in some ways represents our capacity for evil and our capacity for good. Each of us, whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, have both male and female energies within us: Shadow and Light respectively. There are many aspects of these two natures that represent that which we are conscious of within ourselves and that which we are not. Societally however, we have been out of balance in our energies…

And the world won’t have peace until we come to center. Obviously we are not there yet.

So much of the challenges we face are grounded in the who we have been taught to be. Boys will be boys, girls will be girls, and for most of our lives our “authorities” made damn sure we didn’t balance the two! We were taught that boys shouldn’t cry, or show compassion, they should exude dominance and power. Girls should be “pretty” and subservient, and disregard their inner knowing. Worse than what we were taught—is that we actually chose to believe.

We all played the role, to the death of ourselves. Men and boys hiding their feminine side, their sensitivity, their kindness. Women and girls hiding their masculine side, their ability to analyze and be assertive. In many cases we were all taught to be seen and not heard, silencing our heart, thereby dissolving our self-esteem over time. In these moments, we fragmented, we lost touch with our whole-selves.

The populous is largely tired of the greed driven world, devaluing of humans and cherishing the sanctity of money. The world wants there to be more love and less hatred. Nearly all of us want it, but the confusion, and the arguing is about the HOW. How do we get it? What is actually broken?


We are blinded by our fragmentation.

We all need to get closer to ourselves. To understand ourselves. We need to evaluate how much of who we are is who society has expected us to be, and how much is who we truly are. What parts of ourselves are we not willing to see? Not seeing our full-selves and all our capacities, blinds us to what it right before us.

Notice the anger and hate that is being spewed, in the political environment especially.

What if what we are doing right now is watching a play of the balance of energies. The dichotomy, the contrast driven by what we don’t accept in ourselves. Before a problem can be solved, we have to be aware there is one.

To destroy the dichotomy, we must come to center. A blending. A uniting of our full-selves. We each are responsible to arrive here. We no longer have to listen to that authoritative voice that may have placed in us the concepts of what is expected of us based on our gender or any other physical attribute. There is only one race. The human race. We must become whole within ourselves before we can become whole as a world.

To end the fragmentation of the world, we must end the fragmentation with in us. We are both the shadow and the light and we must acknowledge both within us for peace to prevail. The shadow helps us protect, because it represents our power, our sovereignty, and the light helps us love, offer compassion, and utilize and trust our intuition. Both energies are required, and rejection of either leads to imbalance and to our suffering.

In our wholeness, we will see the world through more accurate eyes. While fragmented, we see the world through a fragmented lens, blinding us from the full view.

What if our present environment is simply the representation of the dichotomy so we will be moved to change it? We need our shadow and our light to thrive. Now, may be purely the catalyst allowing us to acknowledge the degree to which evil exists, and more than choosing the lesser of those evils, begin to recognize how empowered we are to shine our light so boldly, that all that is hiding in the shadows will be revealed. Our clear lens provides the transparency we need to no longer be deceived and shrouded by the lies, and for us, as a people—to be united.

Wake Up to how you’re operating from past hurts, Stand Up for your non-negotiable qualities and Live Free into your next reality.

Life is not meant to be a struggle, and healing from harsh forces is a beautiful, gentle awakening to the one limiting core belief—the red thorn—that can be gently released (not extracted).

Cut Your Root of Captivity.

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“Me & My Shadow” by Diana Iannarone on Amazon.

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  1. What if everything was designed and orchestrated by a power bigger than all of us to bring us here? This catalyst of change. I love the message in this short video as it aligns beautifully with the message in my book, before I found this message a year later. My message in this blog was intended to help us acknowledge the shift is in play…and ultimately it will be a shift toward Love. Even if it doesn’t seem so in the present moment. We are awakening.

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