What you are hiding or masking about yourself can destroy your relationships, can kill your spirit and can keep you from fulfilling your dreams.
Noted psychiatrist Carl Jung defined the shadow or “shadow aspect,” as a part of the unconscious mind—consisting of repressed weaknesses, shortcomings, and instincts. Any areas of our personality that we do not accept we push down or repress instead of integrating the trait into our complete persona.
Plainly said, if we don’t like a trait, like anger or tardiness in another person, it is because we don’t accept it in ourselves. Once we see that we all have “good” and “bad” traits or responses to life and our circumstances, we can more easily accept the ones considered “bad” in others too.
Shadow work reveals those parts of you that you disliked enough to suppress (or that you don’t feel you are worthy of having too—like confidence, fame, etc.). But these parts of you really didn’t go anywhere just because you ignored them. Therefore, when you are stressed or fatigued or overwhelmed UP pops a shadow.. .usually at the worst possible moment.
By facing these aspects of ourselves we become free to experience our glorious totality, the good and the bad, the dark and the light. Your life will be transformed when you make peace with your Shadow.
Ready to discover your shadows and its gifts?
Call us at 561-743-7958 to discuss more on the “Shadow Effect” 8 week group training.