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Shadow Work journal prompts are the easiest ways for beginners to build a relationship with their shadow.
What is the Shadow? The shadow is the part of your personality that’s hidden outside of your awareness.
It’s another side of you that has its own desires and wants. In fact, it’s the unseen reason why you’re life is how it is right now.
What do I mean by that?
Well, while you have your own desires and dreams, your unconscious shadow might not agree with what you want.
Whether you like it or not, your shadow has more control over your life than you do.
And until you get yourselves both on the same page, you’ll continue living the cycles you’ve been repeating your entire life.
This is where Shadow Work comes in—
Shadow Work is connecting the unconscious side of yourself to your conscious awareness.
There are many techniques for shadow work, and they all serve the same goal:
To get the unconscious and conscious in touch with each other.
All it takes to get in touch with the shadow is to come into agreement with it.
In a sense, shadow work serves as a confessional that’s sometimes cathartic.
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Shadow Work Journal Prompts
The purpose of these journal prompts is to stir your unconscious mind until you feel sensations in your body.
For example, I get a nice feeling in my arms and legs when I do shadow work. Sometimes I’ll even get a feeling of ‘centeredness’ in the pit of my stomach.
These bodily sensations typically mean that you’ve appeased the unconscious.
However, it’s not all smiles and good feelings.
People new to shadow work can get emotional since they haven’t come to terms with their other half.
If you get emotional or have any sensations, be sure to feel them through.
Go deeper by speaking aloud for your unconscious mind to hear, then pay attention for a ‘response.’
Or start writing to your shadow. Then after a moment, write a response you think your shadow would give.
Keep in mind that your unconscious shadow can only reach you indirectly, so you have to trust yourself that you can tap into it.
That being said—
Try to reach the deepest truths about yourself, even if it goes against what you’d typically expect.
Here are prompts specifically designed to get you in touch with your shadow:
Shadow Work Prompts for Abandonment Issues
- What is one thing you wanted as a child but didn’t receive? Why did you want it, and why didn’t you receive it?
- Do you stay silent so as not to experience rejection? Where do you think this started?
- Write a letter to someone who has wronged you, who you wouldn’t otherwise tell. How does it make you feel?
- Where in my life can I stop playing the victim and take some responsibility?
- As an adult, you aren’t abandoned, but you can be left. The feelings of abandonment are emotions from early trauma. How can you make yourself feel better about being alone?
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The Shadow Work Journal: 240 Daily Shadow Work Prompts contains the following:
- 30 Shadow Work Prompts for Relationships
- 30 Shadow Work Prompts for Anger
- 30 Shadow Work Prompts for Anxiety
- 30 Shadow Work Prompts for Self-Love
- 30 Shadow Work Prompts for Healing Trauma
- 30 Shadow Work Prompts for Abandonment Issues (Codependency)
- 30 Shadow Work Prompts for Depression
- 30 Shadow Work Prompts for Forgiveness (Letting Go)
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