Thursday, November 18, 2010

Shadow Work

The dark part of the year is once again upon us.  As the trees lose their leaves, the days get shorter and the animals get ready to go into hibernation this is a time of quiet reflection for us.  As the grass and the trees go dormant or turn all their energy inward, we must do the same.  Quiet inner reflection on the events that have come to past.  This is also a great time of year to do shadow work.  One of my favorite authors is Debbie Ford.  She has an excellent book called, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers.  It is a book that I highly recommend at this time of the year.  She explains how we deny and hide the darker side of our nature rather consciously or unconsciously and reject that part of ourselves we are not comfortable with, thus creating an inauthentic self.
So this time of the year as the night stretches on and the days grow shorter, it is an excellent time to do some shadow work.  Get in touch with that part of yourself that you try to hide from others.  As lightworks on this planet we must know that our light casts a shadow.  Sit and have a talk with this shadow. Get to know and LOVE her. Embrace her.  Welcome her in and be on your way to becoming a whole person.

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