Meet Your Shadow Self, Poetry and Musings

Explore your shadow self . . .

Field in Autumn Black and White

Find a quiet space.

For a moment,

forget who you think you are;
forget who you were told to be.

Make an agreement to love yourself unconditionally, as you would a child.

Release any feelings of self-judgement.

Time to reflect―

Do you have any draining thoughts, repressed desires, uncomfortable emotions, destructive habits, resentments, jealousies, anger, addictions, or negative patterns of behaviour, etc.?

What qualities upset you the most in others? What triggers you? Sometimes this can reveal what we are rejecting within ourselves or/ an unhealed wound.

Do you consider yourself critical of people?
Do you judge others as “good” or “bad”?

We can “observe” ourselves and others while suspending judgement, and honouring the inherent worth of all—without condoning destructive behaviour.

Relationships are a mirror
that often reflect “the unconscious” within ourselves—
our unhealed pain, trauma, anger, shame, or insecurities.

The more we make our own darkness conscious, the less we will project our own shadow onto others.

As you bring your darkness into consciousness—
let your higher self be your guide.

The shadow self must not lead, but rather,
be integrated as a source of truth, inspiration, self-expression, and creativity.

Shadow work is a lifelong journey
of rebirth and renewal—

a work of heart.

“You learned to run from what you feel, and that’s why you have nightmares. To deny is to invite madness. To accept is to control.”

Megan Chance, The Spiritualist

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