Why do Shadow Work?
Shadow work transforms lives.
It is designed to help you integrate and accept every single part of yourself so that you can live and thrive with more clarity, truth and authenticity.
Life is a multi-faceted experience that desires to be embraced from all angles in order to be understood and lived fully. If you continue to bury your shadow, you may feel fractured or out of alignment. This leads to the inability to experience a deeper sense of integration and wholeness. When working with the shadow, you have portals to awakening that lead to greater authenticity, creativity, and emotional freedom.
What is Shadow Work
We all have traits that we’re proud of, and traits that we don’t feel so confident about. Some of these traits may trigger or embarrass us, so we hide and suppress them. It impacts our work, relationships, sense of self, and every other aspect of our lives. It consists chiefly of primitive, uncomfortable human emotions and impulses like rage, envy, greed, selfishness, desire, and the striving for power.
All we deny in ourselves—whatever we perceive as inferior or unacceptable—becomes part of the dark shadow. Our shadow holds our conditioning— all the programmed ways we act, think, feel and choose without ever really knowing why.
Repressing your dark shadow can have dangerous consequences. Most often, the shadow manifests as our triggers — emotional reactions that we haven’t fully dealt with, but bubble up to the surface under certain circumstances. It can impact our choices and lead us down a path where we often don’t feel like we are enough no matter what we do or accomplish.
It takes self-awareness, guidance, and courage to help you face your dark shadow but doing so leads to internal freedom.