Standing In The Shadows Of Love


Occasionally it can be good to acknowledge our inner shadows – taking comfort from the fact that they are only shadows.

When Helen Keller said “Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows” she was letting her senses speak for her – we can take inspiration from this view to awaken our own sense of appreciation. Occasionally though, it can be good to acknowledge our inner shadows – taking comfort from the fact that they are only shadows. 


“When I look at the solar system, I see the Earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light.  This did not happen by chance” [1]

Day and night, sun and shade are contrasting aspects within the beauty of creation – and we are part of creation. You know how it is: sometimes we need to step into the shade to get out of the burning sun or alternatively, step from a too cool place back into the sun’s energizing warmth. When we think about ourselves in this positive and versatile way, we can turn our shadows into a gift for improving our sense of wellbeing.

Every moment, every event of our life on earth plants something in our soul. [2]  Just as Mother Earth sustains and feeds us; our varied experiences can enrich and nourish [even though it may not seem like it at the time] rather than deplete and defeat – If we shift our perceptions a little this way, it becomes easier to step into the sun.

To me, there is something magical, wonderful and inspiring about cosmic connections.  For example, we are part of the stars and they are part of us.  Stars are in our DNA. It’s a scientific fact. How beautiful is that!

When we shine like the sun, take intuitive inspiration from the moon and follow our own guiding star, the ‘Great Spirit of Love’ increasingly shines from within.


Sometimes, this is easier said than done because it seems as if our personal shadows are blocking the light; but think YIN – YANG harmonies, how they mutually ebb and flow to enhance each other.  The key, therefore, is not to stay too long in the shadow nor the sun but to move with grace between the two.  However, if you need help with lightening up, this is where the Angels come in. For example:-

Archangel MICHAEL is the Angel of the Sun. He helps us ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’. Archangel GABRIEL is the Angel of the Moon. He/She helps us step into the joy of new beginnings. Think of contrasts: Dynamic, energizing, empowering. Gentle, soft, inwardly reflective. Both are illuminating and strengthening in different ways. Both bring unity and healing through the different lights of Day and Night.

“When I focus on my inner Light I see the world through the lens of Love” [3]

 This is how it is when we engage with Archangel mindfulness; we activate the synergy of who we are for mind body and soul harmony.

For those of you feeling small, in anxiety overwhelm or swamped by circumstance. I am offering four,  free “Power Up The Home Of Your Heart Archangel Meditations” through my website. 

Louise Exeter

Copyright June 2020

Quotation References:

1] Isaac Newton Brainy
2] inspired by a Thomas Merton quotation
3] Gabby Bernstein: The Universe Has Your Back Cards
4] Image: Copyright 123RF
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