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Shadow Co-dependence Relationship Addiction Essential Oils to Use

Co-dependent relationships are those characterized by a kind of dysfunctional helping behavior.These relationships are where one person supports, enables, or otherwise makes excuses for another person's addictive behavior, immaturity, irresponsibility, under achievement or poor mental health habits. You can, and often do, become co-dependent with your own shadow. Shadow co-dependence is characterized by repeated patterns of self-sabotage and all of the other characteristic attributes of co-dependence with another person. Two Characteristics of Shadow Co-dependence Obsession One of the key characteristic signs that you’re in an addictive relationship with your shadow is obsession.An obsession is when an idea or thought, person, place or situation continually captures your attention. When you’re in the grips of your own shadow the object of your obsession...

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Acceptance Final Stage Healing the Shadow Essential Oils to Use

Acceptance - Healing the Shadow Final StageAt the fifth-stage of Healing the Shadow you surrender and accept the truth about your dual nature as a human being. You accept that you are capable of being both an angel or a devil, or a mix of both. It is your awareness and acceptance of your light and dark elements that frees you to become whole and integrated. At this final stage you accept responsibility for your life experience and become empowered to "discern" higher choices for yourself.  "Discernment" is love and wisdom in action. Whereas "judgment" separates and divides you from the world-at-large and is fear based. Can you feel the difference energetically? You now understand that the full range of...

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Depression & Healing the Shadow Essential Oils to Use

Depression   The fourth stage of healing the shadow is depression. At this stage you can feel great despair, anger and disappointment in yourself and how your life is. You may also feel helpless or powerless to do anything in the face of the 'imagined' darkness you face inside yourself and in the world. Your egoic mental defenses are really beginning to break down. The shadow is just another name for the ego or conditioned mind. Your ego, or false identity, is the personality or projected self image or idea you've been conditioned to believe about yourself.  This breakdown of the ego defenses, the shadow or false self, is actually great news and a sign of healing! Many people on...

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Bargaining & Healing the Shadow Essential Oils to Use

This third stage of healing of the shadow is characterized by negotiating or buying your way out of the situation. You trade off taking a "good look" at what's beneath the "shadow" and becoming completely aware of the truth, so that healing may occur, for a temporary high or feeling of safety.  Addictions of all kinds including retail therapy, food binging, alcohol and drugs are a few favorite ways of bargaining and distracting yourself from facing the truth. We’ll see and accept "this" much, but no more. We can only allow ourselves to become aware of so much of the truth. The third stage of healing the shadow is characterized by tremendous suppression of guilt and shame. You may suddenly...

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What Anger is Telling You Shadow Talk Essential Oils to Use

I’ve been absolutely amazed at the overwhelming interest in my blogs about Healing the Shadow.Last week’s blog especially resonated for many of you. Some reacted with indignation while others expressed gratitude. READ last week’s blog (if you missed it), Are You Experiencing Death of the Shadow Essential Oils to Use. How we respond to anything in life is a reflection of the meaning we give to whatever is happening. Everyone responds differently to life events. Some people got infuriated by last week’s blog while others experienced deeper understanding about themselves. Perhaps you felt no response at all. Your reaction, whatever it is, is great feedback about where you are with Healing Your Shadow. So, notice how you respond to this...

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