Denying aspects of our self leads to stress, discomfort, even disease!
Yet, making a big deal out of Healing our ‘Shadows’ only leads to emotional attachment to having, or not having, aspects of our self that we now label as bad and/or of the ‘shadow’ variety.
Here’s a thought; stop digging around in the past and come into Present Time and deal with TODAY!
If during this day/moment we are feeling YUCK (a technical term!) … then suffice to say we are currently in a shadow aspect of our self that could do with releasing! That we’d be better off dealing with rather than denying. We certainly don’t need to be looking for these when they find us at the right time for the right reason anyway!!!
Just for a moment, stop and label the symptoms of this YUCKness. Then, using either Creative Goal Setting or the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) (or both, as I do), let go the emotional attachments to the physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual feelings and thoughts associated with this “yuck” feeling and/or reaction.
In Creative Goal Setting we write the positive opposite of the Yuck Distractions into the relevant Areas of Life. The benefit in this is we gain wisdom for life; we accumulate what we REALLY want/prefer in each area of our life.
So, when a similar time/situation/association arises again in the future, we already know what experience/wisdom we have gained on a conscious level and don’t fall into the trap of repeating the past just because we thought we should/would/could! And if we do, it is for a shorter duration as we get better and better at being conscious of our Awareness.
Our conscious mind tends to forget all these details over time (as its role is to focus on and/or think about 1-10 topics in Present Time). Whereas our subconscious mind remembers/stores ALL accumulated wisdom and remembers/stores the ‘corrected’ versions of each thought, feeling, and emotion.
Personal Development, when done effectively, is an accumulative process; a progression. This Progress has us spiralling up the Emotional Tone Scale to live in our consciously Created Reality with Cheerfulness and Enthusiasm. ♥