Shadow Work (video)
Here is a link to the Shadow Work Meditation https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gilliangodtfredsen7
Knowing that all reactions and emotions reside on a continuum helps us to achieve higher states of consciousness and to evolve. Under normal circumstances, you might be very organised and goal orientated, then when life presents uninvited challenges the shadow can emerge. If the pressure and stress becomes too much you’re likely to behave in a way you never intended to.
The World renowned pyschologist Carl Jung said: “Beneath the social mask we wear every day, we have a hidden shadow side;
an impulsive, wounded, sad, or isolated part that we generally try to ignore.” When accepted, the shadow can be an asset, a source of emotional richness and vitality, and acknowledging it can be a pathway to healing and a more truthful and authentic
The shadow part of yourself is the part that you find hard to accept, the part of yourself that you don’t like and may even deny, the part you wish wasn’t there, the part you wish would behave better.
Are you “doing all the right things” and/or “living in the light” but still not truly happy? Are all the methods and practices helping but there is still a deeper part of you that is responsible for making you think and do things that do not seem fitting for your image and personality? By making an honest and purposeful effort to make a deeper connection with, and listen to your body and your emotions, you will get an idea of how you are doing. Your body is in fact communicating all the time, and much of what is going on is a result of your emotions and your thoughts, though it is often ignored or it’s communication is suppressed. The truth is that your body speaks your mind.
I’ve made a recording of a Shadow Work meditation to help you become more aware of and work positively and effectively with your shadow.
Gillian Godtfredsen, Doctor of Metaphysics, PhD Holistic Life Coaching
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