The true spiritual journey is one of coming back to our innate wholeness. And in order to do that, we need to accept (even love!) and embody ALL of who we are. Energy cannot be suppressed. So the shadow parts that we have rejected are always trying to come back home to us. The good news is this: no matter how “negative” these parts of us might seem, they always have an energetic gift to give us when brought into our consciousness and expressed at a healthy, balanced way.Read More
If we continually put others before ourselves, eventually we will get sick or break down in some way. It’s the Universe’s way of reminding us to love and take care of ourselves first. It’s why airlines ask parents to put the oxygen mask on themselves first. Because if they pass out, they can’t help their children or anyone else. You must be good to you to be able to be good to others. Period.Read More
Doing shadow integration work allows you to own back ALL of yourself so you can genuinely love yourself and others unconditionally — warts and all.
It also frees up lots of energy that you’re using to try and “not be” certain qualities. As Divine Energy, you are everything. If you accept that, then you can consciously choose what parts of you you want to express in each moment. Conversely, if you don’t accept all of you, then the rejected parts will have a subconscious life of their own and will sometimes control you — often at very inconvenient times (lol).
Shadow integration is the realization that all our energy comes from one consciousness (the Divine) and we need it all to be whole. When we don’t integrate the shadow aspects of ourselves, they come out in subconscious (leaky) ways. When we understand that we are everything, we can act more consciously and accept all of ourselves and others. Shadow integration creates true peace both inwardly and outwardly.Read More
The heart is the social chakra. But because taking care of yourself needs to precede taking care of others (if you want to properly take care of others), when the heart chakra focus of putting others first takes over our lives without the healthy solar plexus chakra interest in equally honoring ourselves, we can fall into some odd subconscious, shadow patterns.Read More
Today, we are looking at the shadow qualities of the sacral chakra, which is the home of the Divine Feminine. The sacral chakra is orange, resides in the pelvis, and is all about the element of water. Some of its main qualities are creativity, flow, change, emotions, sensuality, intimacy and joy. It’s also the chakra of spontaneity, which may be why I ended up shooting this video “off the cuff” while attending a moody beach in Noordwijk outside of Amsterdam.Read More
The shadow qualities for this chakra are the ones that are related to these areas and are usually considered “negative.” Typically, we are conditioned to reject these parts of ourselves at a very young age, so we literally hide these parts of ourselves in order to be accepted and loved and to get our basic needs met.
Because we are all slices of the Divine (and are nothing but energy under these skin suits) we have within us ALL potentialities (traits). If you want to be fully-embodied, strong and have money and the material things you desire, then it’s a good idea to embrace these shadow qualities.Read More
In order to fit in and get our needs met, we learn to reject and betray all the parts of ourselves that those who raise us judge and make bad or wrong. It totally makes sense that we do this, and yet, it is very sad, because it sets up a life-long habit of rejecting, betraying and fracturing ourselves. Shadow integration is the process of owning back all the disowned qualities of ourselves and learning to have an unconditionally loving relationship with not just our “good” qualities (as that would be conditional love and acceptance!) but with our “negative” qualities as well. We are learning to accept and love ALL of ourselves.Read More
Spring has sprung and I am once again feeling the positive anticipation that comes with increasing warmth and light. Every year, as this hopeful season comes around, I can feel my body literally lining up with nature, and seeking out sun, growth, romance (mating season!) and all things fertile and expansive. So, it’s safe to…Read More