The familiar Cherokee tale of the two wolves tells of a conversation between a wise grandfather and his grandson. The grandson asks which wolf gets strongest and the grandfather replies, the one you feed. That’s usually where people stop telling the story. What happens to the one you don’t feed? The old Cherokee simply replied, “If you feed them right, they both win.” and the story goes on: “You see, if I only choose to feed the Light wolf, the Dark wolf will be hiding around every corner waiting for me to become distracted or weak and jump to get the attention he craves.
If there are two wolves within me, do I push the parts of me I want to shrink into the shadows and hide them and shame them? Bring in conversation about defaults and the way they sneak into our thoughts. Discuss shadow work. Invite our default into the light by way of naming and a thank you letter. Invite people not to shame the default but to lay it to rest.
AM: Bringing up the past is like going back to my old house to rob me. I’m not even there anymore. Have at it. How to really move (on, on up, b****, over, etc.) to ensure you don’t keep the “stuff” you don’t need in your new space and make room to redecorate. A lesson on the layers between inner transformation and the outer manifestations of Intention.