Persephone (pronounced Purr-sef-foni) was the innocent daughter of Demeter abducted by
Hades and taken to the underworld, where she took on a dark and mysterious persona as his
new wife. Although found by her mother and freed on the condition that she had eaten
nothing whilst imprisoned, it transpired that she had indeed eaten some pomegranate seeds.
She was obliged thereafter to return to the underworld thereby dividing her time between
her mother and her dark lover, but later chose to return of her own volition.
It was only in visiting the underworld and coming face-to-face with the darker forces that Persephone discovered her true self. Everyone has a shadow-side – that secret place in the psyche hidden from public view. It’s OK to visit this place occasionally, or to simply ‘be ’ when this darkness imposes itself upon you. Allow it to pass, and it will.
If Persephone's message is striking a chord with you, prepare to do something constructive about taking responsibility for yourself and your life. It is time to stop luxuriating in guilt and empower yourself through honesty. Accept
your dark side as an integral and beautiful part of your whole
self to achieve unshakeable personal power.
Spend today acknowledging truths, honouring those who are trying to help you, and showing gratitude for all the "good" in your life. Come out from the darkness and turn your face to the light.
Today, write down five things you are grateful for. It could be the sunrise you caught this morning, the toast your partner made you, or seeing children skipping to school - whatever it is that makes you feel glad to be alive.
When you wake up tomorrow, add to the list with another five things. Keep adding to the list every day until your heart is glowing with gratitude and joy - let the healing energy empower you in your new life!
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