Its great to catch up with all of you again after 3.5months break.
We had the chance to discuss on the subject ” Shadow Attributes” or what the common folks called “Inner Darkness”.
Facing and embracing your inner darkness has nothing to do with becoming evil. It is also not an impossible task that will overwhelm and destroy you. It’s looking at all you, and only you can embrace all of you. One of the biggest problems many of us face come from running from our inner darkness. Some people go to great lengths to do all kinds of good deeds to try to erase, counterbalance, or avoid their darkness, but wherever you go, there it is. When unconfronted, the darkness thrives. It exists precisely because we don’t look at it. That is the nature of the dark. It is the absence of the light. Just start to turn and look at it, and already it is evaporating.
In psychology, the dark side of human nature is often described as the alter ego, the id, or the lower self. The great Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung called it the “shadow.” By shadow, he meant the negative side of the personality, the sum total of all those unpleasant qualities that we would prefer to hide.
Kath leveraged on Ghetto Tarot (a photographic interpretation deck) to guide us to interpreting our shadows. We then went on to understanding our shadows and how to dissolve these shadows through the guidance of the tarot.
By knowing our shadows, we created awareness of it. Then we should acknowledged and faced it courageously.
5 Tips For Facing Your Shadows
- Get an outside perspective. Many people are so mired in their beliefs that they have no perspective about themselves or how they influence other people. This is good time to ask for outside perspectives from friends and family. You will also have to learn how to listen to criticism, which is always a worthwhile spiritual practice.
- Journal. Now, that you have some more perspective, it’s time to sit down and consider what people are telling you about how you act and how you treat others. Why do you act that way? Why do you treat others the way you do? These are some starter questions to get you going.
- Be vulnerable. There’s no comfortable way to be uncomfortable, and a lot of those painful feelings are going to make you feel intensely vulnerable. Lean into this discomfort and see what you find.
- Keep breathing. Especially when some old pain and trauma starts surfacing, it’s easy to let the ego-self convince us that we’re being overwhelmed and can’t handle it. Keep breathing. Focus even more on your breathing the more intense the emotion coming up. Emotions are always in motion, so they will pass, possibly making space for a new self discovery.
- Find help. If you really are struggling, this is why spiritual healers, therapists, psychologist, psychiatrists, and spiritual teachers exist. Asking for help can be a really important step in facing things that feel too frightening to look at on your own.
In our future sessions, we will continue to listen deeply to our souls so that we start setting goals in total alignment with what our SOUL is craving for.
We will continue to discuss topics that will nourished our limited time on earth. Am sure all of you will emerged everyday as more innovative and successful CREATOR of your life.
With Love & Hugs.