For the past couple of weeks, I've noticed an increase of shadows around me. I've been seeing those fleeting black shadows out of the corner of my eye, and on occasion, the ones that linger to let you get a better grasp on their shape. These have been ranging from tall, human shapes to small cat-size, elongated shapes, to even smaller, like a bird. Fast moving and annoying!
I'm not the only one who has seen them. I was picking up my boyfriend at his mother's house one night, and he was waiting for me outside on the driveway. When he got into the car, he asked if I'd seen the tall black shadow duck down behind the car when I turned onto the street. I hadn't. That freaked him out, he hadn't noticed it until it moved against the headlights.
Within a couple days of the dark shadows, I noticed tall, human sized white hazy shadows mixed among them. If I saw any black shadow, it was followed by a white one. Regardless of the size of the black shadow, the white shadow always seemed the same tall human one, no size change. This is not the first time I've seen the "mingling" of the light and dark shadows. Always the dark running from the light ones.
I've thought about it, and I seem to see these dark shadows when there is about to be a emotional upset coming in my life. Almost like harbingers of unrest. A few days before whatever news is coming arrives, I start seeing the black shadows. I just don't know WHAT is changing, just that it will be.
I've also noticed when the light ones are near, things may be upsetting, but the situation is for a good reason and usually some sort of spiritual growth or life change that benefits me, even though the time is a trying time. Almost a clearing of the air, getting things that bother me out on the table, dealing with things and getting back to my life. It can be anything, relationships, loss of friends or family, major changes at work. Anything, but not minor upsets, larger ones that require solitude and introspection, life-altering changes in course.
I sort of feel the black ones feed on the negative emotions that are running high, and the white ones are there to temper and protect, to influence at the least, or at MOST, let the natural course of emotion take place, without the interference of the negativity.
I do admit to find it highly amusing when I am upset and the black shadows are crisscrossing the hallway, and the white shadows are right behind them, and the dark ones scurry away. It seems to make me smile, as if somewhere in my subconscious I must know the black ones are there for absolutely NO good except to make things darker, and the white ones are light and protection, and apparently fairly fierce, since the dark ones flee IMMEDIATELY!
I like knowing that the black shadows are afraid. Oddly enough, it's comforting to watch.
Does this sound like a reasonable assumption? That the dark shadows are feeding off sadness, fear and unknown change, and the white shadows are there to protect and buffer? Or do they bring the emotional upheaval and the white ones come to offset it?
Since so many of us have these shadows around, I was wondering if anyone else has noticed them at specific emotional times more than at other times. Also, as soon as my emotional "crisis" is over, no more shadows of any kind.