What is Shadow Work?

 

Do you follow the phases of the moon? I just started, and it’s really been so insightful for me.

But before I knew that the moon did more than just cause the waves of the ocean… I would go through periods of highs and lows.. Never really grasping why.

I would blame my “period”, but deep down I felt so lost and almost out of control about one week out of the month.

As a teenager I would resist this side of myself, and get down right mean! I would internally beat myself up for being so freaking unreasonable.
“Why am I so emotional? So anxious? So Depressed?”

Heck even my parents felt like they were walking on egg shells.

Disclaimer: I’m a gemini. Yes, I know we get a bad reputation, but I’ll be honest and say I do tend to go unconventional, and confuse the F outta most people… So a part of me thought that my dual personalities were just a curse of my “sign”.

It wasn’t until I read into the phases of the moon and their correlation to pretty much everything… “Duh, April… The moon moves the OCEAN. Aka, WATER…. You’re like 90% Water, boo.”

OHHHHH SHIIIIIIT….

Quick break for Moon Knowledge: There are 4 phases of the moon

 

 

New Moon: The beginning of the moon cycle. A time to set intentions that you want to build upon as the moon begins to grow.

Waxing Moon: Is shown as the Crescent above. I wouldn’t make a curse… I just LOVE this photo for all of it’s quirkiness. This is when the inspired action comes, and things begin to flow.

*It’s also a good time to notice any duality in your thoughts… Think of your thoughts as spells, and recognize and shift any incongruent thoughts. As the moon gets bigger, your attracting power becomes stronger.

Full Moon: When all of those thoughts come full circle. Some people get crazy, others get exactly what they have planned and nurtured. Either way, we all asked for what we got in some way shape or form.

Waining Moon: When the moon begins it’s final phase, it is time for SHADOW WORK…

What is shadow work? How does it correspond to the moon phase?

Shadow work is what we deal with after the Full moon due to EVERYTHING being brought to the surface. The good and the bad (or Shadow).

There are really no good or bad parts of ourselves, only the parts that we hide, judge, or see as “not helpful”.

You know, the part of you that snaps, acts out, and/or defaults into a bad habit, that sends you into crazy town? Why do our shadows seem to have a mind and nervous system of their own?

Think of it this way: Your shadow is result of any ignored, judged or dualistic thinking that was left to grow in the subconscious mind. The moon brought ALL of your thoughts to the surface… and the ones you resist… Persist.

This is the perfect time for introspection, journaling and growth.

What to do when your shadow gets the best of you:

1. Your shadow is only so feisty because you are allowing her to go along and plant these nasty thoughts, that take root and grow like a weed in your subconscious mind.

Your subconscious mind is the engine room of your mind. It follows every direction your thoughts give.

The subconscious cannot perceive truth from lies.
It has NO control or discerning power. It literally listens to every single thought of your’s (and your shadow’s) and it attracts everything allowed to sink down without any correction from the conscious mind (You, the decision maker).

2. You have nothing to fear… Negative thoughts are so low vibration that the smallest hopeful thought can disempower a thousand negative thoughts, and any type of traction they may have made.

3. Shadow work is the art of witnessing your shadow without judgement. When you do this you allow your shadow to show you hidden fears, beliefs and thoughts that may have been slipping passed your conscious mind the previous month.

Once you witness your shadow, do some journaling, emoting, and just get ALL UP IN THAT SHADOW.

If it’s emotionally tolling, check out my EFT course to help you heal and release emotional blocks that may have formed, in the link below. I’ll even give you a FREE lesson on self-confidence.

I know. It sounds counter productive, but I promise the next day you will go into that journal with a totally different set of clarity.

If you want some help with Journaling, check out my Journaling Course, attached below.

4. SURRENDER: Thank your Shadow for all of that precious knowledge and set an intention to heal and release.

5. After that a self love/ self care practice is best to raise your vibe! I prefer bath bombs and wine, but that’s just me!

If this was helpful let me know! Post any questions below, and don’t forget to check out my 2 courses HERE .

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