Understanding the connection between mindfulness and compassion is transformational in helping you to embrace your true self and each of your experiences with gratitude, appreciation and loving kindness. Mindful self-compassion does not mean you have to be filled with loving kindness twenty four seven either. What it means is that your awareness is loving, kind, … Continue reading Developing mindful self-compassion – part two
We all have limiting, historical beliefs. Things that we have learned to believe are true - when in fact they are not. But what if those limiting beliefs were holding you back from living the life you were meant to live? It is important to stop and identify these blocks in your subconscious mind that … Continue reading The energy within helps you to define yourself
Now that we know what shadow work is and how ignoring it can impact on our lives, this post explores some creative ways of exploring your shadow self. Using creativity in shadow work is a great way of stepping outside the box to experience inner healing and transformation through self-awareness. These creative prompts can help … Continue reading Creative ways to help your shadow work
Now that we know what shadow work is and how ignoring it can impact on our lives, this week we look at ways to get you started on your shadow work journey. Quite often we have the best intentions to do something, but knowing how to get started is the first obstacle. First, decide if … Continue reading Tips for starting your shadow work
As we have learned over the past couple of weeks, shadow work can be hard but also be equally beneficial. Yet despite knowing that it can be good for our health and wellbeing we still resist doing it. Perhaps we are afraid of what might be uncovered. Shadow work can definitely be confronting. It can … Continue reading Why do we resist shadow work?
Once you get into a regular practice of doing the shadow work, you will start to see the benefits in the form of improvements to your life and wellbeing. The changes may be slow at first, but the more you bring awareness to your conscious and unconscious and understand yourself more, you will understand your … Continue reading The benefits to doing your shadow work
Over the last couple of weeks we have discussed what the shadow is and how it may impact on your ability to live a full life. This week we start to explore how to do the shadow work. However, please note upfront that when you start shadow work, it can be confronting as you are … Continue reading How to do the shadow work?
Now that we know what shadow work is, let’s delve in deeper to understanding more about the shadow self. We previously learned that the shadow comprises those aspects of ourself that get hidden into the subconscious mind. As defined by our psychologist friend, Carl Jung, there are eight archetypes in your unconscious mind, each being … Continue reading Understanding your inner shadow
This week we delve into exploring what shadow work actually is. Shadow work means working with the subconscious mind to rediscover the hidden parts of yourself that you may have forgotten or even repressed over the years. While anyone can undertake shadow work, it comes with a warning that it can be confronting. Because your … Continue reading What is shadow work?
While your conscious mind holds those thoughts, memories and experiences you like, your unwanted memories are sent into the subconscious. This post follows on from last week to explore how your shadow self interacts with the subconscious hidden mind. Your shadow self is formed in your subconscious mind where you cannot clearly see it and … Continue reading Your subconscious mind and the shadow