5 easy steps to get started with shadow work

5 easy steps to get started with shadow work
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Face your fears

Just the idea of ​​doing shadow work can be a little overwhelming. In general, positivity is encouraged and is mostly meant as something good and loving. But sometimes you have to face your pain. You may feel conditioned to ignore your negative feelings, but holding back on inner pain and darkness can backfire. It has been said that if you don’t own your darkness, your darkness will own you.

Consciously and consciously confronting your inner darkness, wrestling with your fears, and bringing trauma to light can seem complex, intense, and somehow frightening. But the good news is that it can be easier than it seems, and it’s hugely rewarding.

Why shadow work?

Shadow work consists of a few elements. The first is to help you identify your shadow aspects by talking to or about your shadow. Think about what bothers you or what you want to get rid of in your life. Next is giving yourself the space to process what you are discovering about your shadow by listening to what it is telling you. The last element is that you integrate your shadow with your inner light because it makes you feel whole and like you are on your own page.

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Beginning of the shadow work

Developed by Carl Jung, shadow work can be the greatest healing you’ll ever experience, but any time you venture into your own depths, having a guide or helper such as a trusted therapist, healer, psychic, or… even a loving, supportive friend who knows you well. Here are five easy steps to get started with shadow work.

practice mindfulness

If you find yourself thinking or acting unkindly to yourself or others, ask yourself why. If you see yourself repeating an unhealthy action, it could be part of a pattern that you should investigate. At first, you may not even fully understand why you do, say, and feel what you do, but as you practice mindfulness and go within, you will soon realize that your deep inner self has all the answers.

Meditation is a very helpful way to access these answers. Take a moment to be still and breathe in what you want to work on. See how it makes you feel. Notice what you are feeling and seeing in your mind. Scan your body. ask what it takes Release any judgment as you keep breathing and simply allow yourself to witness what is arising.

Connect with your Higher Power or Inner Child

As you meditate, call upon your Higher Power or Inner Child. Imagine them sitting in front of you. Talk to them now. Ask her why you are hurt or why a situation is not going well. Ask what you can do or what it takes to do better. Listen to their answers. At first you might feel like you’re making this up, but that’s a normal first reaction. Keep meditating and just trust that you hear them and you will soon see the truth of what they are sharing with you. If tears come up, let yourself cry. Know that this is just pain coming up to be let go. When you feel complete, thank them and say goodbye until next time. Now just sit with your feelings and let them dissolve. If you meditate daily, even briefly, you will find that this practice is very calming, healing, energizing and fruitful.

Build an altar

Building an altar is powerful as it will be your sacred space containing a place for the energy of the shadow healing work you are doing. By having something like an altar in physical form, it tells your subconscious that you expect real results, and it will get to work. Invite your angels to guide you in choosing your special items to place on your altar.
To start, you can put candles on it. Choose the color that feels right for you. Some color suggestions are black for letting go, white for healing, and pink for self-love. You may want to place your favorite tarot or oracle cards, herbs, images, crystals, and a statement of intent to heal your shadow self. Once you have set up your sacred altar and named what you will, you can tell yourself to claim, accept and receive the wondrous healing that the Divine desires to give you. You can meditate here while invoking your higher self and all your angels, and then when you feel ready, face your day knowing that your energy is safe on your altar, ready for your return.

Work with crystals

Crystals can be powerful healing agents. Just breathe your intentions into them and they will capture them and edit them for you. As always, feel free to choose any type of crystal that appeals to you, but here are some suggestions.

  • Black Crystals: Black tourmaline and black obsidian can be your force field to protect you from any negative energy as they help you safely deliver your shadow pain into the hands of your angels.
  • White or Clear Crystals: Draw in the healing energy you need as they purify and cleanse your soul of any inner darkness.
  • Pink Crystals: Rose Quartz can magnetize love for you as it overflows you with self-love.

“If darkness is the absence of love, then self-love is the most effective tonic for healing inner shadows. The more love we pour into our deepest wounds and darkest emotions, the faster we can clear and raise our vibration.” – Jennifer Diamant


Sometimes you might feel like you need a little extra help to open your dark side and let your subconscious feelings flow. If you enjoy painting, drawing, dancing, writing and journaling or all of those things, let yourself be pretended to be five years old again and have fun while expressing yourself freely and without a drop of judgement. You will soon feel a surge of inner energy indicating your creative endeavors are working.

bring everything together

You can use these tools throughout your life whenever you feel you need them. Doing your shadow work takes courage, but your courage will be rewarded with a sense of deep inner healing, including a sense of being united within, being completely whole, having more peace of mind, greater self-love, self-worth, confidence, more energy, and a steady flow of happiness.

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