1. They aren’t going anywhere! Your shadow side is a part of your subconscious whole, it necessarily exists. If you do not ‘befriend’ the shadow it will still remain — lurking like demons in the dark. Befriend the shadow, and then you’ve got demons fighting *for* you — rather than against you. Trust me, you want them on your side #dreamteam
2. Your weaknesses can become your strengths! There are high and low expression of all characteristics. When wielded and healed, your impatience becomes your driven productivity. Your aggression becomes your strength and assertiveness. Your indecisiveness becomes your fair mindedness and flexibility. When brought into conscious awareness, you can *transform* the underlying energy into a superpower — rather than letting it control you. Reclaim your energy.
3. It’s actually not as scary as you think it is! At the core our ‘demons’ aren’t actually as freaky as we fear them to be — they are simply projections of an unhealed ‘inner child’. When we shine a light on the shadow we just see hurt parts of ourselves that need a little love. The only way through is through, and it’s not the shadow itself but that *repression* of shadow that is painful and destructive.
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~ the lost art of dreaming ~
If we spend a third of our lives asleep, why tf not optimize our dream time ?
since ancient civilization the act of dreaming was considered supernatural communication and the art of interpretation was held in high regard.
the Sumerians of Mesopotamia understood dreams to be prophetic, so kings would base decisions of expansion and battle on dream interpretation alone. in ancient Egypt, priests were given the mighty role of dream interpretation. in classical antiquity the ancient greeks constructed temples for which they would incubate dreams with the aim to cure the sick. in Greco-Roman medicine, divine dreams from the healing god Asclepius were among many available sources of medical knowledge.
fast-foward to modern times, with the portable Freud’s “Interpretation of Dreams” and a simple google search at our fingertips, we have a widespread network dream interpretation available. so why isn’t this the norm ?
if you cultivate a daily practice of lucidity in your waking life, it will trickle over into your sleeping life. to become lucid in a dream, in other words, to become aware that you are in a dream, empowers you to experience, heal, learn, explore in ways that are unavailable in waking life. as our subconscious mind speaks in metaphors, symbols and feelings, our dream time is a phenomenal time to directly communicate with the mind, to understand and reprogram, and you guessed it… shadow work!
to learn more about how you can optimize your dream time, join my online training illume: a transformational program designed to help you reclaim your subconscious power. sessions start in august, link in bio xo