Shadow Work (The Less-Than Whisper)

Tarot Shadow Work by Christine Jette, (the first 1/3 of) Tarot for Troubled Times by Shaheen Miro and Theresa Reed, and Tarot For Your Self by Mary K Greer

I went to the storage unit over the last week and dug out the shadow working books and resources I have that I will be using in this journey.   I’ve begun re-reading one of those books, and am in the process of making a plan on how I want to go about the shadow work involved in this issue.

The picture of the books to the left are the three books that I dug out.  I will also be working with a variety of sources from online, and some notes I have taken over the years from previous shadow work and methods I’ve come across and/or done. One (very brief but informative) site that I discovered recently and you may also want to check out to better understand some of what shadow work entails can be found here.

On Thursday, the question for the TarotforGrowthOctober was how to better connect with the shadow self.   What I got from that reading was a warning that now is not the best time to do my shadow work, and I had to sit back and think about this for a while.

Trick or TarotIn all honesty, I think that the reading is right, and so I’m going to adjust my plan a little bit.  The holiday rush is looming large in the very near future, and in order to do shadow work safely, I feel it needs to be done at a time when I’m less at risk for overwhelm than that time of year provides.   I put a lot of strain on myself during those six (or so) weeks.  Not just mentally, but physically as well.

So between now and the end of the holidays, I am going to spend this time not in shadow work, but in brushing up on techniques and creating a more thoroughly thought out plan of action.   This will keep the task fresh in my mind without putting the extra strain on myself that very probably could exacerbate the stress that the holiday rush puts me under in the first place.

I AM still going to use a Wednesday post to keep me on track, though.  I want to make sure I don’t just shove the planning and preparation task off into a corner and forget about it.

 

One thought on “Shadow Work (The Less-Than Whisper)

  1. When I asked you to do this, I probably should have considered the timing and waited to bring it up, but to be honest, I saw you in pain and my only thought was to try and make it better in some way, to spare you that pain and self doubt.

    In all honesty, though I acknowledge the busy season coming up, I’ve been doing my absolute best to ignore it, not to think about it…because I am dreading it and I wanted to hold onto the “good” as long as possible, yeah?

    Though with the time looming so near, I have to say you’re right about waiting, about the timing being bad for this and I know that it is probably best to wait until after the holidays to undertake something that is going to cause you so much emotional drain. The rush itself is enough of a drain and a strain on your emotions that you really don’t need more.

    You also don’t need me reacting, though we both know it’s going to happen anyway. I just don’t do well without you. Never have and probably never will.

    I love you, babe. Thank you for sharing some information and helping me to understand a little more what you will be undertaking when the time is right.

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