Today I’m talking about an often overlooked and somewhat taboo part of self development – shadow work. Often associated with magickal people, it’s the key for anyone on the path to a more developed self awareness. No matter how you define it, we all aim to live an abundant life. Shadow work might just be the secret to creating the life you desire. Alright, let’s get co-creating!
As I took the dive (head first) into embracing my true calling, my passions, my abundance – I cordially introduced myself to my shadow. It’s not that cute, lanky, black silhouette that follows me around all day. It’s the other me that dwells inside. It’s the unconscious me. Now, I know we’re all aware that there are darker parts of our being that we aren’t all too keen on, but have you ever considered that you might as well embrace those parts of you, too? I’d like to lovingly suggest that you add this to your bag of tricks. Knowing and loving your shadow is the missing piece.
Alright, it’s autumn!! Like many Midwestern women, it is my favorite time of year.
Bring on the layers, bring on the cider, bring on the smell of leaves, bring on the creepy stories. This time of harvest is a perfect time to not only fly your freak flag proudly, but also to tune into what makes you feel good and warm.
Lately, what’s keeping me warm and holding my focus is nurturing my power. The key and the result are the same; let it go.
“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection
Let the bullshit that doesn’t serve your goal go. Let the haters go. The cloud of laziness, the fear of failure and/or missing out, the insecurity; let ’em go. I’ve found, and I’ve said it before, that with this mindset, even the jerks that cross my path and test my capacity to ‘let it go’ can’t shake my strong hold on this. This is the key to my successes, big or small. Babylove, it’s the key to your success, too.
I want to talk to you about this amazingly simple thing, that has completely changed my life – Positive thinking.
I know, I know. This sounds so cliche! But I’m as serious as a heart attack, as they say. Stick with me.
I’ve been working on myself for the past couple of years. Of course, I wish I could tell you I’ve always had this tool in my back pocket, but I didn’t. I just didn’t get the whole, “happiness is a choice,” thing. So, of course, positive thinking seemed totally silly to me, too.
As I start this journey of sharing my know how with you, my journal is becoming my main lifeline.
I’ve always had a few notebooks around the house, but I really only used them when I needed to make a grocery list or work out some tough emotions. Lately, I’ve been carrying around this beautiful black leather bound book in my bag and I cannot stress enough just how much it’s improved my creative process!
Every time we’re on the internet – which let’s be honest, is probably too often – we find things we “like” or “pin” and that’s more often than not a fleeting thought. A plethora of references that could really improve our creative process are just lost to a click.