By Jelelle Awen
So much is said in spiritual circles about ‘shadow work’ and ‘shadow integration’…there is even some offer of how to do that, yet most of it feels quite vague, insistent, urgent, and even critical if it isn’t done somehow. My sense is that shadow work is not ‘work’ at all….yet rather is naturally occurring as we surrender to the Ascension process. It just organically happens within us and in the collective as more love comes on the scene. The Ascension process itself and the cosmic/galactic/Divine energies that support it induce and invite whatever is in shadow previously to reveal itself.
There is also a sense sometimes that ‘shadow’ equals bad, evil, dark or monstrous. This can be a fear projection and also protection from parts of us to divert from going into what has ACTUALLY been placed in shadow or simply what has been veiled to us. I have found so many times in deeper explorations with people during sessions that what is in their shadow (or just ‘off their radar’) is often the most precious parts of themselves such as the Inner Child or the Divine Orphan or the Star Seed Child, who has been tucked away into ‘dungeons’ and other such 4D spaces for safe keeping.
Many times what is in shadow is actually your BIGNESS as well and your power, as it was deemed too scary or not supported or just downright dangerous or life threatening to come out for some usually very good reasons, such as causing harm to others in previous lifetimes or due to being persecuted for sharing it. Soul gifts are also placed in shadow, where they wait until the proper timing and initiation for them to be shared and expressed.
There is ALWAYS a good reason that something has been placed in the shadows. To discover what that reason is requires negotiation directly with the part or soul aspect that put it there, WHY they did, and to feel the ‘shadow’ part/aspect directly as well with tons of love and compassion to digest their reality. This is the journey that we go on in SoulFullHeart…to access the Inner Protector or Gatekeeper or other aspect that has parked whatever it is and whoever it is in the shadows, under the veils, and often tightly under guard. We don’t just barrel ‘in there’ to retrieve or rescue or just do a one-time regression. Your Divine Self leads this relationship building exploration with patience and gentleness over time so that any parts of you that are afraid of what has been put in shadow or are protective or ‘fused to it’ are able to be held and supported.
Yes, it is organic for the shadow to be revealed during Ascension, yet how you ARE in that process makes all the difference to being integrated into your Divine Self expression in an empowered and embodied way. There is much support, especially from the Divine Feminine, for us to approach our own heart and souls healing this way instead of doing any kind of battling with it or to become some kind of shadow warrior. Battling always leads to more battling, with a cost on both sides. Courage to go into these previously veiled places now can come from our hearts rather from our swords.
We can become love ambassadors to ANYTHING within us and, as we do, true and last transmutation can happen from something being in the shadows to suddenly thriving in the light of our Divine Self love.
Love from Avalon (with its strong activations of heart chakra LOVE to transmute anything!)
More information about shadow revelation and shadow integration 1:1 sessions and group calls (including a women’s call this Sunday to reveal your inner sacred union ‘in the shadows’!) at soulfullheart.org
And by far my most popular guided meditation to meet your shadow: https://youtu.be/4VnfgzhzzjE