Posts Tagged ‘shadow’

The Dark Side

April 23rd, 2013
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I saw this event posted on meetup recently and it reminded me of a lot of the work i have done myself over the last few years. “Love and Light” is a popular catch-phrase in the healing world, but we do not often stop to consider what it actually means. When something is in the “light” it can be said that it is within our awareness – we have full knowledge of it and accept it. For me, this knowledge and acceptance is a key


Spiritual Fitness – Working with our Emotions

April 3rd, 2012

Spiritual Fitness –  Working with our Emotions I am running this workshop in association with the London College of Spirituality (LCS). The event takes place at the Bloomsbury Baptist Church on 235 Shaftesbury Avenue. The details of the event are set out below and to RSVP or find out more, please go to the LCS Group Meetup page. You do not have to join Meetup to attend, although it does help us manage numbers if you RSVP via the site. Admission is £10 on the


Working with Our Emotions – Introduction

March 12th, 2012
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Human-beings are unique in that they can experience themselves on many different levels of consciousness: through the physicality of their bodies, through their emotions, through thought, and as spiritual beings. The power and beauty of our emotions are often not fully utilized or properly understood in spiritual practice. In our events on working with emotional energy we cover a wide range of topics, including: •       The crucial role of our feeling bodies, which are the bridge between the spiritual and physical aspects


The Shadow #2

August 25th, 2011

I previously wrote about the concept of our shadow. What I want to explore now is the concept of the shadow as an aspect of human consciousness not at the individual level but at the collective level. This is easiest to grasp at the national level when we look at the behaviour and history of a country, but is most significant in my view at the collective, global level. Let us look at the UK for example. On the one hand, a country with a


The Shadow #1

August 25th, 2011

The Shadow – a term used by Jung and other psychologists to describe those parts of our subconscious containing repressed instincts, drives or other weaknesses. Check out Wikipedia for a layman’s explanation of the Jungian take on this.  This is also a subject which is discussed in personal development and healing circles  – in an earlier post I referenced Debbie Ford’s excellent book “The Dark Side of the Light Chasers“. To recap on that post, working on the shadow is an important part of personal development

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