7:30pm Tuesday 20th Oct. at Bayou Bliss Yoga, Houston, I'll be guiding a potent vocal toning meditation, Reflecting On The Shadow Self.
In this month of October, Halloween preparations are looming about us. The ghouls and mischief are in our midst. It presents an ideal time to reflect on our shadow selves. Jung says our shadow includes all of us outside of the light of consciousness, the positive and not so positive aspects. This toning treatment involves the latter, the parts of us we repress, deny and hide from ourselves and others. Read more
We all have our dark shadows that manifest in feelings like fear, sadness, anger, jealousy, anxiety, loneliness, disappointment, and depression. It can take a lot of energy repressing and hiding these human emotions, but sometimes certain people or situations or simply being alone, bring them to the surface. It’s palpable when these feelings rise up from inside us. We feel awful and sometimes act out poorly. Since we recognize these patterns to be negative, bad, weak or unbecoming, we don’t address them and deprive ourselves of healing a part of ourselves. Instead, we do what we can to avoid these emotions or the people or circumstances that trigger them. As for the emotions they reveal, we reject and despise ourselves for feeling them.