Shadow work is a popular topic, but grasping the concept of what shadow work is and what shadow work looks like can be confusing. Let's break down what shadow work is, and how you can use shadow work to heal.
The Shadow is a term coined by Carl Jung in the 1800's meaning the unconscious mind. Your unconscious is the deepest layer of your cognition, and can be tricky to access due to built-in brain mechanisms that work to prevent you from seeing what's within.
What's within the Shadow?
The Shadow houses every memory that your mind doesn't know how to properly process and store. This includes things like childhood trauma, injury, ancestral wounds, and past lives. Any information that is repressed within the unconscious remains hidden there for a time, but that is only temporary. Eventually this information spills out into the subconscious and unconscious, wreaking havoc on our lives.
How do I know if I have Shadows?
Every human being has repressed information within their unconscious mind. This shadow material defines our personalities, creates our behaviors, defines our triggers, and essentially makes us who we are. And when the unconscious mind is running our lives, We tend to have illness, disease, mental health issues, and overall feelings of anxiety and depression.
Why do shadow work?
Shadow work is a trauma-informed practice designed to stop unconscious information from spilling over into your unconscious mind. By doing shadow work, you are reprogramming your brains neural pathways, physiological responses, and emotional reactions, creating a much happier and healthier life!
How does shadow work work?
Shadow work is the process of making the unconscious conscious. This means that all of the things your mind has fought to repress, buried deep down within your psyche, would be brought up to be healed. We do this because when you repress too many things, the repressed information builds up over and time and creates a domino effect of illness (both physical and mental). And shadow work is the way to heal from those repressed memories for good.
During shadow work, you are put into a theta brainwave state through meditation so that you can easily access your shadow. And once you're there, you're gently (and safely!!) guided to those moments, where we alter how the repressed memories are stored within your physical, mental, emotional, and energetic bodies. Once they've been altered, we've literally re-wired you for complete and total healing, giving you incredible transformation in very little time.
Shadow work is the most effective way to release anything and everything that you've been hiding from yourself, so that every piece of you (even your behaviors and personality) clicks into alignment, creating the version of you that you know you are deep down at your core. You've been looking for an answer, and**this is it**! All you have to do is reach out and take the opportunity to become who you've always been meant to be.