Shadow Quest: How to Get to Know and Integrate Your Dark Side
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About the Event
I am inviting you to join me on a mini two-week Shadow quest that will begin on the Full Moon on Sunday, February 9th and end on a New Moon in Pisces of February 23rd. You can continue your journey for as long as you wish, but for these two weeks, we will do it together.
Shadow work is a journey where you gradually reveal more and more rejected and lost parts of yourself. I can't guarantee miraculous healing in 2 weeks of inner work. But I have a chance to explain to you the foundation of Shadow work and basics on how to work with essential oils and flower essences to kick-start your Shadow Integration. We can start together, and you can continue for as long as you like or repeat next month or next Winter on your own.
What will you need for the journey:
- Strong desire and willingness to go deep and be brutally honest with yourself.
- A bottle of Shadow Flower Elixir and Shadow Aroma Roll-On (a 10 ml or 2 ml one). Get them asap, and I will make sure you will receive them before Sunday, February 9th.
- A journal.
- Dedication and perseverance to carve at least 10-15 minutes/day for reflection.
- Share your experience and insights with the community (optional).
We will start with an introductory Facebook Live, on Thursday, February 6th, at 5 pm PST. If you would like to join me, click below to register for FREE. We will talk about Shadow work and its tremendous opportunities for growth and development, improvement in relationships, clearer perception, health, psychological integration, and creativity. Please save the date, or watch it later on Maitri Verde's Facebook page.
On Sunday, February 9th at 10 am, we will have a second FREE live event where we will go through your daily ritual; I will demonstrate how to take the Shadow flower essence, work with Shadow Aroma roll-on, how to journal and answer all your questions.
For the duration of the quest, I will open a Shadow Work Facebook group where I will post my own experience and insights, and will check daily to comment on your posts and answer the questions. The group will be open on a sliding scale/donation base so that nobody is turned away.
We will wrap up our journey together on Sunday, February 23rd at 11 am PST with the last FREE Facebook Live event.
WHY YOU NEED SHADOW INTEGRATION?
Shadow integration is probably the most critical process for authentic psychological growth. But you rarely hear it discussed in personal development literature for this reason - people don't like to talk about Shadow because it doesn't make them feel good. Most of our self-development efforts are an attempt to elevate ourselves. On the contrary, Shadow integration, at first glance, seems to ground and roll us in the mud of shame and sprinkle with feathers of disgust.
But the paradox is that our attempts to feel better about ourselves is what drives most of our neurotic and anxious behaviors like overworking, overconsuming (food, alcohol, media, etc.), and overthinking. The result is that we fail despite our best wishes and willpower and don't feel okay within. The more we fail, the more we lose hope that change is possible. We continue to run on autopilot, comparing ourselves to others, judging ourselves and others.
Shadow integration is perhaps the most important thing you can do for yourself because it helps put an end to the "games we play" that don't serve us. Resolving these internal games brings greater inner freedom.