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How To Tell If You Need Shadow Work?

Shadow work is a new concept to many so it’s no surprise that a lot of people, even if they know what it is, don’t know when/if they need it. I’ve put together a list of 4 big indicators that your inner being is calling out for some TLC and that there is baggage that needs to be addressed.

1. You feel like your life is stagnant or you’re “stuck”

If you’re anything like me, the feeling of being stagnant or stuck in one place or phase of your life can be absolutely frustrating- to the point of desperation, anxiety, and hopelessness. I have felt stuck in many regards throughout my life but I feel it less and less every year as Iearn to open up to myself and take a good hard look at the root of my motionlessness. Once I’ve found the root through my shadow work, I can begin to accept and heal, breaking the unwanted cycle I’ve been in and seeking a new route to what’s next in my life.

2. You know you could be doing better for yourself but you're not

Seems weird right? That you could know you’re not doing as well as you could be but still don’t do what you need to do to get there, but I completely get it. There are things I know I need to do sometimes, places I need to go, people I need to talk to and just don’t. I could be in a funky mood, I could be subconsciously avoiding the task(s), or just flat out have set goals for things I really didn’t want but thought I did. If you’re feeling like you’re out of alignment with your actions and wants, it’s time to visit the shadow self, it’s time to take an inward look.

3. You’re being triggered by the same things, day after day, year after year.

This one is a big one for me. Trauma trigger, as a term, is becoming more and more common knowledge, and I’m so glad. And while I see the use of trigger warnings, wouldn’t it be great if you could heal to the point that the trigger didn’t trigger you or trigger you as bad anymore? Trauma triggers are a great way to see that healing is needed in a particular area of you life and that you might benefit from a shadow work session or designating time to start really healing that part of yourself.

4. You can’t seem to get a relationship to work out.

Relationships are going to come and go and they’re going to be not easy or pleasant all the time, but if you’ve had your fair share of serious relationships that just don't work out, you’re probably in need of some shadow work. One way it might benefit you is so that you can seriously take note of what you’re attracting in partners that isn’t working for you. Another way to benefit from shadow work in this situation is that you probably need some healing if you’ve been hurt or had to disconnect from someone you had an intimate relationship with.

Hope this helps you understand more of the benefits of shadow work.

If you’d like to schedule a shadow work session with me click HERE

Peace & Blessings

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