Shadows of Ourselves We Keep Hidden

Day 16: 78 Day Triple Dog Dare Challenge

Welcome to Day 16 of the challenge.  If you’re jumping in right now, be sure to check out the Welcome to the Triple Dog Dare to get started.  The previous days are listed at the bottom of each post with a hyperlink.

Positive Affirmation

I will embrace my shadow side for it is a part of me.

Theme of the Day

Within all of us, exists a shadow filled with secrets that we often like to keep hidden from the world. The shadow-self has secrets that love to thrive in the darkness because that’s where those secrets feel powerful.

Tarot Devil

Rider-Waite Tarot by U.S. Games Incorporated

During the course of building my business, I met a woman who knew a lot of people and loved to get them connected with one another. Her heart was made of gold and many people appreciated her efforts.  However, after getting to know her, all that glittered was not gold.

She complained about her clients and stated how she thought they were demanding, unhappy, took her for granted, and how could they do this to her?  The negative comments eventually made its way back to those she complained about and clients jumped ship. Additionally, it prevented people from wanting to be her future clients because they did not want to be talked about in a negative way.

It was painful to see her struggle to make ends meet and despite the suggestions made by multiple people, she refused to make any changes.

The woman was chained to her negative thoughts and her “I’m the victim” mindset.  In the end, it hurt her business and strained many relationships around her.

Everything in excess is opposed by Nature. — Hippocrates 

The Devil shows up today to remind all of us that we are chained to something.  That “something” could be excess of a food, drug, a relationship, or something very different. When this card appears, it’s a tough reminder to ask ourselves some serious questions about certain aspects of our lives we would rather keep hidden and chained to.

Are you addicted to complaining about your clients?

Are you addicted to money, that you are willing to throw good people under the bus for it?

Do you have an unhealthy habit that is ruining your life and you’re afraid someone is going to find out?

Is your business running 100% legit?

…. and the list goes on and on.

Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside. — Anonymous

You have ONE Triple Dog Dare Challenge today.  Read the challenges and close your eyes to connect with what the challenge is asking of you.  Allow yourself to walk through the experience and be sure to capture as much as you can with your words as well as intent. 

Triple Dog Dare Challenge #1: Examine your client list and ask yourself who on that list brings you the most unhappiness.  More than likely that client that makes you miserable is creating a chain reaction around you that others can feel.

There are two ways you can approach the ties that bind you to that client:

(a) Examine what it would do for your business if that toxic client was no longer in your life. Would it make you happier, therefore more productive? Would you be able to sleep better at night? What would it look like? Would you lose a lot of money?

SIDE NOTE: If ONE client makes up the bulk of your income stream, it is highly suggested that you examine if your health is worth all of that or you look at other ways of generating more income in a happier way.

(b) Examine was it would do for you business if that toxic client was to remain in your life.  Is it worth it? Could you do engage in a mental as well as energetic shift and find several good things about the client?

Once you’ve completed your Triple Dog Dare Challenge, celebrate that!  Invite you to step out of your comfort  zone and share with us in the comments below so we can celebrate with you.

Celebrating YOU!

You’re super important and so is your journey. I’d love to hear how the Triple Dog Dare Challenge has enhanced your personal and/or professional life. Leave a comment and enrich the lives of our other readers. Pay your experiences forward.

How may I serve you?

My focus is to serve 1200 people in the 2017 – 2018 year so they can use their intuition and messages from the spirit to develop, grow, and sustain their business.  There’s nothing more powerful that being connected to the divine to help people accomplish their mission they’ve declared for themselves.


Melissa Signature



A gentle reminder-

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