According to psychoanalyst Carl Jung, the “Shadow Self” refers to aspects of our inner Self that we tend to ignore, neglect or even simply do not want to acknowledge. It is often instinctive and irrational, and therefore is even perceived as “personal inferiority”. Yet the “Shadow Self” is also referred to as the unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not identify in itself. This means that NOT every aspect of the “shadow self” is actually negative – there may very well be positive parts of our own Self residing in the Shadow that we have yet to identify with consciously.
Just as the “Shadow Self” is still very much a part of us, so too is the Dark Goddess a part of the Divine Feminine as a whole. It is only our fragile human conditioning that has shunned this aspect of the Divine Feminine – and that is because she speaks and represents the “truth” our fragile ego wishes to ignore.
I am delighted to announce that on Saturday, 4 July 2020 I will be presenting an Encountering the Dark Goddess workshop at the beautiful Riverdell Spiritual Centre at Hillier, near Gawler.
During this workshop you will be presented with the unique opportunity to step through the veil and into the realm of the Inner Self, to meet and embrace your own “Shadow Self, to remove the unwanted and to reclaim what has been missing. Throughout the day you will be introduced to various aspects of the Divine Feminine, those Goddess who prefer to reside in the shadowy realms, and who guide you who attend through the dreamscape, where linear concepts such as time have no meaning.
By awakening the “darkness” within your own soul, you can cast aside those rose-tinted glasses and see things for what they truly are. Through her guidance and drawing upon her strength and power (that is often feared), you will find the courage to stand up and voice your own “truth” – to stand in your own “power”.
More information about this workshop can be found here. I will also be presenting a shorter workshop on the Dark Goddess at the Conscious Connection with Self Women’s Gathering taking place in Queensland in August 2020.
These workshops will be precursors to the forthcoming my book of the same name that is due for release later this year. Follow me on Instagram for more information.