Can you manifest without shadow work?
Answer: Yes, if you had a very healthy upbringing and your body has consistently functioned correctly. Otherwise, if you didn't have a very good upbringing, then chances are, you have some unconscious mental blocks that need to be managed. Shadow work helps remove these blocks to allow manifestation.
Before we get into the signs that you need shadow work for your manifesting to work, we need to go over a few things.
What is the shadow and what is shadow work?
The shadow is the side of yourself that's disconnected and unfelt. It's the part of yourself that's been rejected since childhood and you have no awareness of.
Shadow Work is integrating the entire spectrum of your being. It's the intentional process of admitting the parts of yourself you've ignored and repressed.
Why does everyone have a shadow self?
When you were born, you were a whole, complete being.
But as you grow, your family and your culture encourage some parts of your personality, while punishing other parts.
So as a child, you learn that you're supposed to be one way and not the other. This other side of yourself is the shadow self.
Even though you don't identify with it, it's still a part of who you are. And you cannot eliminate who you are.
Instead, you can only repress it to the point that you're no longer connected or aware that it's a part of you.
What does manifestation have to do with shadow work?
People who are too repressed due to a challenging upbringing will have issues manifesting.
This is because the repression has created too far a divide between your conscious and unconscious wants.
Manifestation is LARGELY possible due to the unconscious.
This is why people with very good, healthy upbringings won't have much trouble manifesting.
They naturally have a better connection with their unconscious. Allowing them to easily tap into their "transcendent function" without realizing it.
(Their actions align with their higher self with much more ease).
3 Signs you had a healthier upbringing
- You can be satisfied with your partner in a relationship
- Without accepting abuse or complacency, you know how to love unconditionally
- You can trust yourself to handle loyalty or betrayal properly and in a healthy fashion
If you don't have these qualities, shadow work can help you develop them.
6 Signs you had a rougher upbringing
- Your needs are insatiable (enough is never enough)
- You unintentionally manifest unhealthy patterns in your relationships
- You're unable to see how unhappy or abused you are
- Life is a huge episode of "hope and cope"
- You let your feelings die because you believe vulnerability will cost you what little love you get
- You believe drama is love and over-worry is caring
- You're unable to receive the love you didn't get in your childhood
Can you manifest without shadow work if you had a rougher upbringing?
You are always manifesting. But chances are, you're manifesting a fairly dog-shit life.
Just like I was...
Shadow work, or more specifically inner child work, will help you break any dysfunctional patterns that you keep repeating in your life.
No more toxic relationships. No more physical ailments or mental issues. And so on.
Also, take a look at my article Does shadow work help with manifestation?
Check out the Shadow Work Course here.