There have been quite a few people reaching out to me about Shadow work they have been dealing with lately. Shadow work is hard, we sit with the traumas or things that trigger us and try to heal and learn from them. That is part of being human. As we awaken to a deeper spiritual journey we bounce from peace to shadow work to confidence continually. Many are feeling the lows of this shadow work this autumn and the first thing I want you to know is that this is completely normal. Many have said the shadow work has intensified due to the energies that are coming in via portals and Gaia birthing the new 5D Earth. So the point is there is a sharp spike in this feeling of hibernation, healing, and going inward. In the stillness of trying to heal ourselves, we may lack motivation, feel sadness, and just feel a general sense of ¨blah.¨ The important thing is to remember that there is no shame in feeling like this. Spirit will sometimes encourage us to sit with these feelings and accept that they exist. When I have this low I remind myself that the shadows will lift and the sun will come out soon.
I thought I would share a couple of things that I do to pull myself up if the darkness lingers a bit too long.
If you have a day like this, don´t force yourself to fake happiness. Sit with the feeling, journal, or speak aloud but try to journal/speak in the here and now. Try to write or say aloud:
Thank you for this lesson
I receive it and am ready to release this feeling back to Source/God etc
I am healing this layer now.
I give myself love now.
I send love to the version of me that experienced this trauma.
I am safe now.
I am enough as I am.
If the feeling remains and I don´t feel a shift I will place my hand on my heart chakra and do the Ho'oponopono prayer. This is a Hawaiian practice or prayer of reconciliation and forgiveness. The direct translation is ¨correction¨ which is apt because I feel my energy gets a massive correction every time I say it. I even have the prayer hanging by my door so it is the last thing I see when I leave the house and the first thing I see when I return home every day. I say this when I need to forgive myself.
I am Sorry
Please Forgive Me
I Love You
I say this as many times as I need to hear it so that peace begins to wash over me and the shame recedes. I address it to all parts of myself that may need healing. I may be specific each time and say ¨Dear 7 year old me, Dear 10 year old me", etc. I use this a lot if I get into an argument or disagreement that just leaves a bad taste in my mouth and makes me feel uneasy.
Another thing I make sure I do is to say aloud every day:
Thank you guides and guardian angels for the gifts of love and abundance you show me now.
Usually, this will trigger a series of small moments that show me how much abundance I have in my life. These small reminders have a way of pulling me out of the Big Sad that keeps me from going to the next stage of peace, happiness, or confidence. Remember, it is absolutely ok to go into the pit, just don´t live there. We forget this journey is not a smooth climb but a series of climbing, resting, and falling on repeat. Ask for help if you need it. You are never alone. As a reiki practitioner, I love to help others; and if I can help I absolutely will. You are a light, and every light needs help in reminding it can shine bright. As the holidays approach, (or as I call it the "Season of Triggers") check out my site for a session if you feel the call for my help.
Image source: Nature's Whispers by Angela Hartfield
I have pulled a card today for this blog and 'Leap of faith' comes out to remind us that Shadow work and our individual spiritual journey is a leap of faith but we will be ok as long as we remember to ask for help when we need it.
Be Gentle with Yourself and Remember tomorrow is a new day,