What is Shadow Work and Why do I need to do it

๐™จ๐™๐™–๐™™ยท๐™ค๐™ฌ -
๐š—๐š˜๐šž๐š—: ๐šœ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š๐š˜๐š ; ๐š™๐š•๐šž๐š›๐šŠ๐š• ๐š—๐š˜๐šž๐š—: ๐šœ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š๐š˜๐š ๐šœ
๐Ÿท. ๐šŠ ๐š๐šŠ๐š›๐š” ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ ๐š˜๐š› ๐šœ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š™๐šŽ ๐š™๐š›๐š˜๐š๐šž๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š ๐š‹๐šข ๐šŠ ๐š‹๐š˜๐š๐šข ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š–๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š‹๐šŽ๐š๐š ๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š— ๐š›๐šŠ๐šข๐šœ ๐š˜๐š ๐š•๐š’๐š๐š‘๐š ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐šŠ ๐šœ๐šž๐š›๐š๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŽ.

๐Ÿธ. ๐šž๐šœ๐šŽ๐š ๐š’๐š— ๐š›๐šŽ๐š๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐šŒ๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š™๐š›๐š˜๐šก๐š’๐š–๐š’๐š๐šข, ๐š˜๐š–๐š’๐š—๐š˜๐šž๐šœ ๐š˜๐š™๐š™๐š›๐šŽ๐šœ๐šœ๐š’๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š—๐šŽ๐šœ๐šœ, ๐š˜๐š› ๐šœ๐šŠ๐š๐š—๐šŽ๐šœ๐šœ ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š๐š•๐š˜๐š˜๐š–.

๐™„๐™ฃ ๐™ฅ๐™จ๐™ฎ๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™œ๐™ฎ, ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ '๐šœ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š๐š˜๐š ' ๐š’๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šœ๐š’๐š๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š ๐šข๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐š™๐šŽ๐š›๐šœ๐š˜๐š—๐šŠ๐š•๐š’๐š๐šข ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—๐š๐šŠ๐š’๐š—๐šœ ๐šŠ๐š•๐š• ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š™๐šŠ๐š›๐š๐šœ ๐š˜๐š ๐šข๐š˜๐šž๐š›๐šœ๐šŽ๐š•๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š๐š˜๐š—'๐š ๐š ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐šŠ๐š๐š–๐š’๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šŸ๐š’๐š—๐š. ๐™ธ๐š ๐š’๐šœ ๐šŠ๐š— ๐šž๐š—๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—๐šœ๐šŒ๐š’๐š˜๐šž๐šœ ๐šœ๐š’๐š๐šŽ. ๐™ธ๐š ๐š’๐šœ ๐š˜๐š—๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š‘๐š›๐š˜๐šž๐š๐š‘ ๐šŽ๐š๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐š‹๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ ๐šœ๐šŽ๐š•๐š-๐šŠ๐š ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐š ๐šŽ ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š๐š—๐š’๐šฃ๐šŽ ๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐šœ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š๐š˜๐š .

Itโ€™s always standing right behind us, just out of view, our dark side, our shadow self. The part of our personality that was caused usually by a childhood event or trauma that has created limiting beliefs and negative behaviors that we some how can not stop.

The term "shadow work" or "the work" represents exploring your shadow self and can lead to greater authenticity, creativity, energy, and consciousness.

This self analysis process is essential for reaching mature adulthood, which is rarer than most realize since most adults wander through life in autopilot, a slave to their thoughts and fears.

Our shadow self consists of everything we deny in ourselves. Everything incompatible with our โ€‹chosen personality resides in this dark side of ourselves and prevents us from being who we are truly meant to be.

When we are born, all we know is love, kindness, compassion, generosity, and gratitude. But through our experiences as we develop, we learn anger, greed, jealousy, hate, criticism, and other negative reactions.

We are told things that are self defeating, we experience things that destroy our self esteem and our views of love, kindness, compassion, generosity, and gratitude...

We then bury these new traits and carry them around as our personal baggage. This repression of unwanted parts creates what psychologist Carl Jung called the โ€‹personal shadowโ€‹.

When we go through life and do not make any attempts to work on ourselves, we remain unconscious of the shadow self and it hurts our relationships with our loved ones, family, and friends. It impacts our ability to love and be loved, to be successful in life, to be happy.

Doing "the work" isn't easy, after all who enjoys admitting their flaws, weaknesses; being a liar, or a cheater, being selfish, nasty, envious, bitterness, racist, and so on...

We can only hide our shadow for so long. In time, all of our egoโ€™s tricks become less effective. What weโ€™ve been hiding from begins to bubble to the surface. It will begin to manifest in everything we do. Our life will become more and more stressful. We will ruin relationships with people we truly love. We begin to hate ourselves and our lives...

Authenticity is the most positive trait of humanity. It leads to a pure life filled with love, happiness, truth, honesty, and self love.

There are many benefits to doing "the work" here are a few:

1๏ธโƒฃ - You let go of limiting beliefs that have lowered your self esteem.
2๏ธโƒฃ - You improve your relationships with others by becoming more accepting of the behavior of others by recognizing the same characteristics in yourself.
3๏ธโƒฃ - You raise your vibration by letting go of stored negative energy.
4๏ธโƒฃ - You become more self-aware and learn more about who you really are and who you are meant to be.
5๏ธโƒฃ - You become more authentic and get on track to fulfilling your life's purpose.
6๏ธโƒฃ - You learn to let go of limiting beliefs and fears that keep you from loving yourself and your life unconditionally.
7๏ธโƒฃ - You open your heart and creativity. This allows you to stop being so analytical and overthink every possible failure.
8๏ธโƒฃ - You learn to let go of destructive habits that prevent you from changing the things in your life that no longer serve your greater good.
9๏ธโƒฃ - You learn to strengthen the relationships with those you love by recognizing the things in yourself that cause you to push them away when you want to pull them closer.
๐Ÿ”Ÿ - You learn how to live the life you truly desire to live.

Shadow work is painful, it is dirty, it is necessary to grow and become who we are meant to be.

If you would like to learn more about shadow work and how it can benefit you, your relationship with yourself, with others, and with your life... Schedule a free discovery session with me today!

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