According to Greek mythology, Pandora’s box held all the evils of the world. We all of us have our own version of Pandora’s box, containing the hurts and fears that are part of the secret ‘us’ that is strictly off-limits to anyone else – and sometimes these hurts and fears are buried so deep we don’t even acknowledge them to ourselves. What we truly dread is others finding out what is in this Pandora’s box of ours, and then we would be ridiculed, shunned, unloved, ashamed, embarrassed…you name it.
More and more now in these unprecedented times, we’re being asked to come into our truth and impeccability – and this means that whatever is hidden must come out for examination and for healing. Just as there is an increasing call for governments and organisations to be more transparent, so must we be willing to become more transparent – to ourselves at least. To quote Dr Phil : You can’t heal what you don’t acknowledge – how true that is.
The process of examining what we’ve hidden can be uncomfortable and confronting, but the courage to face our own demons frees us of them and allows us to move forward in our lives with confidence, joy and clarity. It enables us to stop focussing on what isn’t working for us and for the world, and start focussing on what is (remembering that what we focus on expands and we get to see more of it).
My challenge to you is : Are you willing to face your fears, or are you prepared to remain a victim to the power they will continue to hold over you?
Remember, when all the evils have escaped from Pandora’s box, what is left in the box is Hope. And there is indeed Hope – for all of us…you just have to focus on that and start the process. As soon as you do, there will be someone there to help and support you on your journey.