Have you ever felt that there is something more to life than what you are experiencing now? Do you feel that there are blocks or obstacles that are holding you back from something more? Some refer to shadows as the Dark Night of the Soul. Working with ones shadows can be a freeing yet arduous task. Some shadows are of ones own making. Others, are inherited through ones DNA. And, some are intrinsically inherited or brought forward through a past life.
How does one work through these shadows? First, and foremost, it is essential that one acknowledges them. Becoming aware and willing to work with ones shadows is often the hardest and most difficult step in ones journey. Many push them aside and are unwilling to accept them, or are perhaps ashamed of their past behavior that is connected to them. There can be elements of anger, betrayal and humiliation connected to each and every shadow. For they are aspects of oneself that one does not want to deal with so they are pushed aside, and buried.
Working with one shadows can be a profound experience. It enables one to look at them from a different perspective as a bystander. For, you see, one is most often product of their current environment. When one does the inner work, they can often see or revisit a past experience that may have made them angry and lash out, and see it from a different and more wholesome viewpoint. Taking a look at and releasing the emotional connection from each shadow brings wholeness into ones being. Becoming aware of the hardships and emotional turmoil of ones path brings strength and understanding to ones journey. Being aware of the bumps and bruises of life brings a sense of insight to others who may be having a similar experience.
Shadow work can be a formidable task, but the end result can bring tranquility and harmony to your entire being; emotionally, physically, energetically and spiritually.
And so it is.