For those of you who are new to shadow work allow me a brief intro. Basically it is learning about yourself, all parts, the good, bad and ugly and learning to work through them.
The ultimate goal is to embrace them.
I shall provide an example in my life.
I have an addictive personality. I have grown up my whole life hating this part of me. So in my shadow work I am learning to embrace this facet of my very being and in doing so have begun to become addicted to other positive things in order to let go of some unhealthy habits. I am back on the wagon with alcohol. None for me, instead I work out and activating those endorphins has made it easy. This is but one example.
Some things we can change but slowly over time I hope to become more aware of my own shadows so I can begin to know who I really am.
The last 6 months I have done a lot of internal work on my childhood and growing up with super strict parents. Feels great to be able to say that they did the best they could and I turned out ok some days, unmotivated others and some days like yesterday are pretty awesome.
Life to me is like a chess game. More on that later. I have a new obsession with the game chess. I play often late at night with my adult son. Very fun and great for the brain…