Do these everyday shadows sound familiar? Plaguing self-criticism; wondering if you’ll ever reach your dreams; spiritual angst; loneliness; winter blues; or plain ol’ stuck-on-the-couch days?
We each have our internal or hidden struggles — our shadows. Of course there are also the big tragedies in life (which I responded to in last week’s post), but today I’m talking about the internal stuff.
On a recent stuck-on-the-couch day, I drew an angel card that said, “What you perceive to be your dark side holds a hidden treasure.” Hmmm. It rang true.
After sitting with that message, it led to a major breakthrough because I looked closer at the shadow and saw the amazing gifts there that I needed to bring to my work. The light returned. What a release! (FYI, Your “Worst” Trait Could Be Your Superpower.)
What does this mean, in a practical sense, for coping with our shadow side? Continue reading