Black Pepper reveals the masks and façades used to hide aspects of the Self. Since childhood, most individuals have been taught that some feelings and behaviors are “good” while others are not. So instead of seeking to understand seemingly inappropriate feelings and behaviors, they usually judge, condemn and repress them. Individuals learn early on that to be loved and accepted they must hide undesirable aspects of themselves behind a mask or façade.
Black Pepper invites individuals to “get real” by digging deep within the less understood parts of the Self. Whether one’s true motives and feelings are acknowledged or not, they continue to exist. The more these feelings are pushed down, buried and repressed, the more they seek to make themselves known. If they are not honestly dealt with and acknowledged, they will often be expressed through erratic, compulsive or addictive behaviors.
Black Pepper also re-ignites the soul fire, fueling motivation, high energy and hastening the healing process. It gives an individual strength to overcome the challenges and issues they carry inside and invites them to live in integrity with the Self.
Negative Emotions: Emotional dishonesty, repressed emotions, feeling trapped, prideful, superficial, judgmental
Positive Properties: Emotional honesty, authentic, courageous, motivated, self-aware, personal integrity