Meeting the Shadow: A Story About Facing the Scary Stuff in Our Lives

Going to Bed Early has proven to be more efficient than any other life change that I’ve tried lately in adding more clarity, energy and willigness to take focused action. It’s amazing!

But what happened during the first week was an adventure though.. See..

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

I first started to wake up really early and on some early mornings I woke up with my ego. He kept blabbering all kinds of worries on me and made sure there wasn’t a chance for a restful sleep anymore. I wasn’t as conscious as Mira is in this doodle to go looking for love during that darkest hour. Worries just kept washing over me.

And then one evening I crashed. Too much of the shadow had poured over me the past early mornings. I showed my “ugly” side vulnerably and shared it with my love.

It was so healing that the next morning as I woke up at 4 am I got inspired. I journaled it all out and then slept peacefully the rest of the night.


Woke up with these next four doodles fresh in my mind.

So here’s everything in a nutshell for you..

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap
Because of course all that scary stuff my ego so “kindly” pointed out for me had a message for me.. The moment I opened up and shared my worries with my love was an invitation for answers to start pouring in.
Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap
It was as unbelievably simple as always Love’s answers are…
Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

I realized Who I really was behind all those worries, and what those worries wanted to say to me.

A huge relief.

This opened my eyes and now I trust the scary stuff..

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

We will have some awesome adventures together – Starting NOW!

(I doodled these four doodles without my glasses on.. Lol!)

What have you worried about in your past and gotten over it?

What did Your Scary Stuff teach you?