For a while now I have explored the attitude that our deepest openings are when we look at our rejected and painful parts, allowing ourselves to feel the difficult emotions and see the parts of ourselves that we’ve hidden, so that they can become integrated allies instead of blocks and baggage.
Yet, another very effective and real phenomenon seems to be the law of attraction. When you live and think in a certain energy (like gracious and confident) then that just seems to attract more of it.
So here I am trying to do some deep, difficult work but I’m starting to wonder if it’s even beneficial. Is doing shadow work just attracting more shadow work and difficulty when I could be cramming positivity and affirmations into my unconscious instead? Or will the shadow always be there and affirmations only hold it at bay?
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