This Article is About
abundance
professional trader
good fortune
spiritual practice
bit by bit
second nature
insecurities
judgements
self image
personal development
Embrace Your Shadows, They Are Hiding Your Abundance
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

If you have done any personal development work or followed a spiritual practice you will be familiar with the concept of embracing your shadows. It is our shadows which hold the deepest transformational power and not our talents.

If you learn to embrace your shadows you will open the portal to abundance. Facing your shadows, let alone embracing them is one of the most challenging things for all of us to do.

In the early years of my trading career I had the good fortune to become friends with a very wise , experienced professional trader. One day upon leaving his office in London he said to me: "The most difficult thing is being honest with yourself.

At that point I had already done some personal development work and studied energy psychology among other things. I was quick to agree with him. The concept seemed such an obvious one, or so I thought, I was one of those enlightened beings to whom self honesty was pretty much second nature.

Oh, well, the power of delusional thinking, since nothing was further from the truth. I was to find out in the coming months and years as this very successful and extremely aware trader took me under his wings and taught me invaluable lessons about myself, trading and the Buddhist teachings on the nature of our existence.

Nothing could have prepared me for the hard knocks along my trading career as I opened up to the truth of my self. I learned that the confident facade I had shown to the world was in reality covering up deep insecurities about myself and the thoughts, feelings, emotions and judgements I had learned to espouse as if they were my own.

I cannot begin to tell you how completely disconnected and scared I felt as the walls of my conditioning started to come tumbling down and I hardly recognised myself or what I had come to learn to see as my identity, crumbled bit by bit.

It took me several years to work through my shadows, since my conditioning, my delusional self image and the fear of letting go of long held beliefs threw up resistance pattern after resistance pattern.

When the break through came finally in the form of a big chandelier being switched on, I realised that I had validated my entire existence by other people's standards and their expectations of me, and I was doing that in my trading too.

I know that I am not alone and since my days of awakening I have worked with many traders and clients and it always comes down to the same old thing. We "think" we know ourselves. We think we are honest with ourselves. Everybody does, no matter where they are on the evolutionary path.

Once you learn to embrace your shadows, and I mean truly embrace your shadows, it is akin to stepping into the light after a long journey through a dark tunnel. I cannot possibly describe it any better, as everyone's path is different. You simply cannot imagine how you will recognise the darkness that locks in old belief patterns for sheer hell or high water as if your entire life depended on them once you have come out on the other side.

I know one thing though: If you can let go and be free, abundance, financial freedom, sound trading opportunities, or whatever else you are seeking will come your way as if by magic. It is a law of the universe.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Become A Deliberate Creator Of Abundance
Take a few minutes and think about how the universe was created. Think about all of the beautiful and intricate details in nature, animals, and human beings. It really is amazing if you really sit down and contemplate it. How do you think the universe was created? Did it just…
By: Jon Eborn in  Self Improvement  >  Coaching   Sep 03, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Abundance -- Delight
Abundance!!! How??? Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart!!! Ps 37:4 This is not necessarily a touchy feeling delight. If you are having trouble in this area find out what exactly in Him you are delighting in. What do you truly believe…
By: Arlene Kay in  Self Improvement  >  Spirituality   Jun 05, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Practise Living In The Now And Tune Into Your Abundance
The powerful concept of living in the now is often ignored in western culture. We are so engaged in thinking of the past and planning for the future that we are not aware of the present.Our entire financial system is builton planning for the future via pension funds, life insurance…
  Likes: 0

Are Your Fears Stopping Your Abundance?
I had a call from a long standing client the other day. The client is a very successful business woman who works internationally, but has immense fear of financial loss.She lives in Europe and of course for many Europeans the fear of the unstable European zone brings out many fear…
  Likes: 0

Create Abundance Through Love
Don't be put off thinking that the headline is absurd, love is a very practical and simple tool you can use for much more than just expressing romantic love. Romantic love of course is also capable to bring abundance in your life, as no doubt you are well aware.Don't be…
  Likes: 0

Now You Can Have Abundance By Being Grateful
The feeling that we all can have is being grateful and that can set in motion so many changes in our lives emotionally, spiritually, and financially. When we have balance in these areas of our life, our health just seems to be better due to less frustration, better eating, more…
By: William Chase in  Self Improvement  >  Abundance Prosperity   Dec 06, 2011  
3
  Likes: 1

Does EFT Work For Abundance?
In one simple word, the answer is: Yes. However there are a number of things you need to know if you want to use EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique successfully to manifest abundance.For those of you who don't know EFT let me briefly explain what it is all about: EFT is…
  Likes: 0

Unlock Your Abundance, Its All Around You
When it comes to the subject of abundance, few realise just how close to us abundance truly resides. Yes, you can unlock your abundance right in front of you because it is in your environment.I am talking about the ancient art of Feng Shui. Feng Shui has for many thousands…
  Likes: 0

Dating Rules For Women: Why Do Women Need Rules For Dating?
Why do women need rules for dating? As men well know for him to get what he wants, he needs to play by your rules. Which means that you set the ground rules for the relationship and how you will accept being treated. All too often fear can step in…
By: Gayle Truelove in  Relationships  >  Dating   Sep 01, 2012  
8
  Likes: 9

Get Your Ex Boyfriend Back - Easy to Apply Solutions
If you need some vital and special tips to get your ex boyfriend back, then you should pin your ears back and read this article from tip to toe. If you want to avoid making immense errors, possibly losing the interest of your ex boyfriend for good, then I have…
By: Sevgi2 in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Sep 08, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Manifest Abundance In Your Own Life Easily
Life is abundant, and now we only have to browse around with this to get crystal clear. Life is good but maybe not one person has shown you the way to see it that way. One of the primary factors many people can not manifest abundance is mainly because many…
By: Hussein Taleb in  Self Improvement  >  Abundance Prosperity   Feb 20, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Neuroscience - Science Of Actual Physical Component Of Mind
To be able to know the functions in the mind coming from a holistic and integrative perspective, we also have to look at the physiological and biological elements of Neuroscience. Neuroscience is definitely the large outdoor umbrella expression that comes with all of the associated topics that research the brain…
By: Hussein Taleb in  Self Improvement  >  Abundance Prosperity   Jan 21, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Changing the Way You Think to Be Rich
A lot of wealth experts claim that in order to be rich and wealthy you have to have a wealth mindset. But I never could find any of them talking about what a wealthy mindset included. Great, I need a wealth mindset but how is that different from the one…
By: Joshua Reynolds in  Self Improvement  >  Abundance Prosperity   Jul 05, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

The Power Of The Mind-Use it to Get Everything You Ever Dreamed Of!
There is only one way to succeed and that is by using the Power Of The Mind. Start using this power to get what you want whether it is health, happiness, relationships, ect. This is the doorway to everything you have ever desired. Everything in the universe is made of…
By: Chery Schmidt in  Self Improvement  >  Abundance Prosperity   Sep 08, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How To Build Wealth Consciousness Through Happiness
We all know that happy people find it easier to attract abundance in all areas of their lifers. Just take a look at Warren Buffet: Whatever you may think of the man, he is a happy man and life has treated him well, giving him not only wealth, but also…
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1114    Report this Article