Mending the mind and darn the heart

Mending the mind and darn the heart


Shadow Work

A song for the background, enjoy the reading.

When you mend something, you fix it or make it better. … But as the song goes, “How can you mend a broken heart?” … synonyms: darn, patch. vocabulary.com

Darning is basically small-scale weaving. It isn’t difficult but like anything else, it takes practice but is incredibly satisfying – Celia Pym  

Like with the body, mind, and heart mending internal holes engraved by diversified vicissitudes of life isn’t difficult, it takes practice but is incredibly satisfying, healing, and rewarding. Restores Hope.

My anguish and shared disbelief at what we are doing to one another on this planet are way beyond words.

“May all those in pain and distress

be blessed with some love in their hearts.

May all those not… be blessed to share your light, with those in need”

Why is peace for all impossible, yet fighting is all we do? Why is it that fighting turned mandatory yet peace is never an option? Should it not be the reverse?

The system turned into twisted laws,

justice serves perpetrators and

victims are just collateral damage.

There isn’t and never will be a consensus that’s ok to send a breadwinner, sole provider of an already struggling to survive family as is, to war to die just like a statistic or another number in political gangsterism. Barbaric yes, but real?… Yet it’s happening as we speak.

Families, children are killed, just across the road… the brother, sister, mother, or father, is broken, dead, or ripped apart, at best… scarred for life …

To say that holding the shield against the diabolical actions of our brothers and sisters has become unbearably ‘hard’ ‘is an understatement, to say the least, in fact, it’s bursting through the already broken stitches.

These holes need to be mended, darned regardless of how relevant each personal story goes, as relevant as each is in its own right, still…no matter what, we may want to do some mending of our own- at a personal level, urgently.

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Life never stops moving. Every stage of your life will push you to adapt and grow. You can’t really go back to your old self.

You may retain some aspects of your old self, but you have to acknowledge that you’re not the same person anymore.

The experiences you have gone through have shifted you from who you used to be. Focus on growing from the lessons learned and embracing who you are now.

Develop a sense of gratitude for how things are in the present. Honor your journey.

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Let’s be honest, the wounded outnumber the not wounded at all, by far. Healing is a blessing we have, to create hope for humanity. Perhaps who knows even salvation, if we heal one at a time.

When we heal ourselves, we heal not only a little bit of the universe but those around us, and those around them too. The legacy to end the vicious generational cycle is a value and a purpose worth embracing.

Peaceful HEART for Peace of mind

8 Benefits of Shadow Work & 10 Prompts to Help You Start Your Practice By Krista – Last Updated: April 1, 2022

Why Is It Called Shadow Work?

Your shadow self is the dark side you don’t show to other people. Shadow work is learning to forgive and work through your shadow self.

If you’re familiar with the work of Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, you may have heard this term before. He suggests that we all have the archetypes of the shadow self, the self, the Anima/Animus, and the persona. He actually considered these universal symbols that we all have, no matter where you come from or who you are.

In many ways, the shadow self is often compared to Freud’s Id. Freud suggested that we’re comprised of the Ego, the Superego, and the Id. The Id is the part of us that holds our primitive desires and repressed memories, again, similar to the shadow self.

… the process will bring up many emotions. It can be difficult for many people. Seek the help of a licensed therapist to assist you with this journey if you feel it would be helpful for you.

The goal of shadow work journaling is to learn about and forgive yourself for the parts of yourself you find unsavory. This can help you achieve a happier, healthier, and more accepting mindset. When the shadow remains untouched, we operate by its rules. Freeing ourselves from its hold can open up a whole new world to us.

Eight Benefits of Shadow Work

Before we offer a few prompts to help guide your practice, let’s take a closer and brief look at the benefits of shadow work. How can it help you and your life?

1. It can help you feel more whole.

You’ll likely feel free, and once you acknowledge the shadow part of you, you can stop thinking of yourself in parts.

2. It can help you gain more confidence and improve your self-esteem.

Addressing your trauma and the parts of yourself you don’t like can help you become more confident. You will feel unstoppable when you show up as yourself authentically. Once you heal the parts of yourself you don’t like, your self-esteem will improve, and you’ll be able to offer so much more of yourself to the world.

3. It can help you have better relationships with others.

When your self-awareness improves, you can begin to trust yourself again. When you begin to love yourself, you can remove projections and have more patience with people in your life. In turn, you’ll form stronger bonds with others.

4. You may be able to heal your generational trauma.

Shadow work starts with your childhood trauma. Many of us who have suffered severe trauma as children have done so as part of a cycle. Your parents may have similar traumas and have gotten caught in the cycle.

As you heal, you’re healing the trauma for the generations before you so you can do better for the generations to come. 

5. It can help strengthen your intuition.

When you repress many issues, working through them can help strengthen your intuition to know yourself deeper.

6. It can help you be more creative.

When you are operating under the control of your shadow, it doesn’t just impact the parts of you that you feel are negative. It can stop you from being wonderfully creative and expressing yourself in ways that can offer value to others.

7. It can improve your self-actualization.

If you’re on a self-growth journey in general, you can become the best version of yourself once you work through these parts of yourself.

8. It can improve your overall wellness.

We know mental health is an essential part of overall wellbeing. When you stop repressing your shadow, you can heal yourself from many things like unhealthy relationships or anxiety. Shadow work journaling can help find the root cause of many issues.

Source: 8 Benefits of Shadow Work & 10 Prompts to Help You Start Your Practice By Krista 

It is a lifestyle, not a 3-day challenge

It is my opinion that there is no particular method or formula for healing. Each one of us is its own healer

The choice is personal, above I stress one of many of those tools that can be used for self-healing, and personal transformation, if we are willing to do the work, the sky is the limit to our potential. Your potential runs side-line to your desires. I believe you have nothing to lose but all to gain.

The book Four Agreements is a great start! see what’s all about in this super well-written Best Four Agreements book review

What is the ‘shadow’ self, according to psychology?

8 Benefits of Shadow Work & 10 Prompts to Help You Start Your Practice By Krista a link certainly worth visiting and so much to offer!

Stay blessed, Stay put, in love, for love, with love & Sparkles for your amazingness!!




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