Something we all have in common is that at some point, we've experienced darkness.
We process and examine that darkness in new ways at each stage of life.
We are reaching a point where we have no choice but to come face to face with what's there, what's within us.
We've become stuck, sad, or lost. Sometimes all three, sometimes more.
We've convinced ourselves that we are too much. Too sensitive, too shy, too loud.
We've convinced ourselves that we are not enough. Not good enough, not loveable enough, not worthy enough.
"It was my shadow that taught me how to be intimate with my wounds. In that intimacy, I would find my complexity. In that complexity, I would greet my beauty."
Module One: Meet the Shadow
Learn the foundations of shadow work, create a strong self-care plan to accompany shadow work, and connect with your intuition to create a ritual for your shadow work.
By the end of this module, you'll have an understanding of what is shadow work, how to do it, and create your own rituals for your unique practice.
Group Ritual: Meeting the Shadow
We will connect to the shadow self through a guided, somatic meditation. Using the shadow searching deck and journaling prompts, we will see what guidance our spirit team has for our shadow selves.
Module Two: Dark Side of the Moon
In this chapter, we'll use the lens of astrology to understand the parts of the shadow self that are a piece of our divine blueprint. You'll learn what parts of your birth chart can give you clues about your shadow and how to use the moon phases to guide your shadow work focus.
By the end of this module, you'll know how to look up your natal chart and use it to discover more about your shadow self and characteristics. You'll know which signs to look into and how to interpret the information.
Group Ritual: The Dark, Divine Feminine
We will be placing our moon signs on the altar for this ritual. Through connecting with our moon signs, we connect with our emotional process and our feminine energy. The feminine is not always light and deserves a space for her darkness to be expressed without judgement- this ritual is it.
Module Three: Dive Deep with the Inner Child
Using the basics of internal family systems theory as a framework, we learn about the different parts of ourselves the managers, firefighters, and exiles and what that means for the shadow. Many of these parts were formed during our childhood, making this the perfect place to explore healing our inner child.
By the end of this module, you will know how to practice inner child healing, have clarity on what wounds may be ancestral, and feel confident in understanding your own internal responses.
Group Ritual: Witnessing The Inner Child
Your inner child deserves a place to be seen and heard. In this ritual, we will use guided meditation to open up to our inner child. We will listen to their wounds, desires, and disappointments. In the ritual, we will take time to offer the inner child healing through reiki and making plans to follow through on promises.
Module Four: Integration + Embodiment
Now, what to do with everything that you've uncovered within the shadow? We explore the processes of acceptance, transmutation, and release.
By the end of this module, you will know different ways to respond to the shadow self. You will have developed a greater depth for acceptance, tolerance, and self-love.
Group Ritual: Honoring The Shadow
In this ritual, we create space to honor the lessons and purpose of the shadow. We offer the shadow the gift of release through a somatic meditation. We offer the shadow the gift of transmutation through an intuitive creativity exercise. Finally, we offer the shadow the gift of acceptance through energy work.
Pleasure + The Shadow
It's time to deconstruct the things that we hold shame around. Often times this comes up through how we feel about being sensual and sexual beings. What is ready to be liberated?
By the end of this module, you will have a greater understanding of how you've repressed shame, unleash a willingness to connect with your sensual, creative self, and be supported in nurturing the body during shadow work.
For Your Ritual
This bonus module will provide you with all the tools you'll want as you're creating your own shadow work ritual. There are crystal and essential oil recommendations, a cord-cutting meditation, and a curated playlist.
Shadow Searching Deck
This 33 card deck contains insight into your shadow. Use this deck to accompany your shadow work practice.