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Shadow work

What is shadow work?

According to Lonerwolf shadow work is the process of exploring your inner darkness or “shadow self.” I know we have talked about this before and it can be a intimidating process. Perhaps if we change the approach to it and see it in a different, more compassionate light instead of a scary process, it is then that our courage grows and takes on leaps of faith. Let’s give it a try…

Shadow work uncovers every part of you that had been disowned, repressed, and rejected. It is one of the most authentic paths to enlightenment.

It was by the end of last year that I started to work with my own shadow work. Over the months I have learned to understand, forgive, and even love the darker aspects of myself. Fear and a wounded self was replaced with understanding and compassion for myself and the as to why’s. I way for pain to transform into love and compassion. I have learned that these behaviors are wounds and pains from hurtful experiences. That these behaviors are a mere coping mechanism to protect the soft inner core of vulnerability, so I might never experience such pain again. The downfall of it is that by doing so we live a life in fear, a prisoner to our own walls.

It started with shadow work, and what followed was inner child healing and processing ancestral trauma. Each step has fallen into my lap when I was ready to process more, ready to learn about the connection and how it affects us throughout our life’s. I can say that it will be the most important work you’ll ever do and you will become unstoppable in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

I look forward to what’s next while watching the layers peel away. There is nothing scary about yourself that needs to be hidden and covered up. Meet yourself with love and know that you are beautiful inside and out.

Author:

We are the co-creators of our life and the time is now. More than ever are we needed to support Mother Earth and each other. Together we discover and explore our unique gifts in times of strengths, in times we lean on each other, and in times when we learn from each other. This blog started as an outlet and what I ultimately called my “Warriors Journey.” It was a way to document the ups and downs of my life, sharing my hardships as well as my successes. It showcased the struggles, but more important the ways of how to overcome them. Although we are warriors each and every day, I realized that having to be a warrior, comes from a place of pain. I decided to rename this blog, and “Phoenix Rising” now stands for the story of overcoming such a painful place. My motivation for this blog hasn’t changed and I hope to share inspiration and hope, to create a sense of belonging, a space of being heard, and connecting with like minded beings who instill a sense of oneness. We are never alone, and we are unstoppable in the pursuit of what sets our soul on fire. Who I am in a nutshell... 
I am an energy healer and Reiki Master. I am surviving a chronic disease that I’ve sent into remission three times since my initial bout, 15 years ago. I continuously challenge the status quo and by doing so I change my stars. I am a believer that anything is possible. I am a hopeless romantic and I believe that true love exists on various levels. I am an optimist that will always see the glass as half full. I am a dreamer, believing in endless possibilities. Not even the sky is the limit. I have jumped off of the hamster wheel, and I am writing a new chapter. I am chasing my Nirvana to support my most authentic self. This is my story, I am that Phoenix and I am rising from the ashes. Namaste 🙏🏼💙🦋

23 thoughts on “Shadow work

  1. The meeting of the minds. That child’s mind meeting its grown up self…and then the light shall flow. Great post Rhapsody, may your steps be that enlightened step, the one’s children do 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. You have no idea how happy I am to hear this. There are so many means to cover up what we are afraid to face, alcohol included to numb what is really going on. But once we took that first step it’s really not all that frightening and we really come in to our own. Way to go my friend, I’m so proud of you and I’m curious as to what brought this change in you. Xo

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  2. Wonderful…. When you get to that inner child… She needs special attention… I know my own shadow work is a work in progress… the layers are multiple.. and can span many life times… Keep peeling….. We are so shedding right now…. and letting go….
    Wishing you well dear Rhapsody upon this often painful process .. Allow the tears too to fall.. for they are our cleansing mechanisms .. ❤ Much love your way

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    1. She indeed does and I have asked her to help me with wound healing and ancestral trauma, giving her purpose, love and much attention. 🤗
      I agree and I think there will always be something to work on when it comes to our shadow work. Some scars run very deep depending on our experiences and take time to heal.
      Sending much love to you in your own journey and much gratitude for being able to walk beside you. 💙🤗

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