Do you like psychology? Have you thought about shadow work?

Have you heard of Carl Jung’s concept of the shadow self?

In wikipedia, the shadow self is defined as “(1) an unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not identify in itself, or (2) the entirety of the unconscious, i.e., everything of which a person is not fully conscious. In short, the shadow is the unknown side. Because one tends to reject or remain ignorant of the least desirable aspects of one’s personality, the shadow is largely negative. There are, however, positive aspects that may also remain hidden in one’s shadow (especially in people with low self-esteem, anxieties, and false beliefs).[1]Carl Jung stated the shadow to be the unknown dark side of the personality.[4][5] According to Jung, the shadow, in being instinctive and irrational, is prone to psychological projection, in which a perceived personal inferiority is recognized as a perceived moral deficiency in someone else. Jung writes that if these projections remain hidden, “The projection-making factor (the Shadow archetype) then has a free hand and can realize its object—if it has one—or bring about some other situation characteristic of its power.”[6] These projections insulate and harm individuals by acting as a constantly thickening veil of illusion between the ego and the real world.”

While doing my research, I took a test online and I got great results:

SMALL Shadow Self

Congratulations! You most likely have a small shadow self, meaning that you acknowledge and accept most parts of your nature and rarely repress, reject or condemn parts of yourself. This is an amazing gift to have because it means that you can live a fulfilling life full of love, joy and abundance.

Even so, it’s important to always be mindful of your shadow, even if it isn’t currently dominating your life. No one is ever 100% free of the shadow’s influence. None of us are perfect or can ever be perfect. However, you have either (a) done a lot of inner work, or (b) experienced a mostly harmonious and positive environment growing up.

Keep being self-aware, self-accepting, and open-hearted!

How dominant is your shadow self and what affect does this have on your life? Find out by taking this free Shadow Self Test.

I also found this great challenge!

Self-Discovery Challenge Begins May 1st

In this 12-day FREE challenge, you will discover hidden aspects about yourself while you practice your tarot reading skills! You’ll receive a prompt every day introducing a psychological concept that will teach you about who you are and why you do the things you do. With these prompts, you will use tarot to dig even deeper, and discover how those concepts work within your individual soul and connect you to your spiritual path.
This is a challenge for the Shadow Worker, someone who likes to dive deep into self-knowledge to gain a solid handle on all things YOU!
Bookmark the Self-Discovery Challenge page, where complete details and instructions for each of the day’s challenges will be posted every morning, starting May 1st. You can join others by posting your challenge photos on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the following hashtag: #selfdiscoverychallenge
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I strongly believe in the power of art and the Tarot for emotional healing and wellness, and it is my ultimate passion, as an artist, to teach others how to use these resources in this way. I create to connect. I connect to myself through artistic expression and I connect to others through hearing their stories and sharing my vision. Art has been my healing modality, and also the thing that brings me closer to the essence of who I am. I also love card decks, both tarot and oracle, and I have a huge collection! They speak seductively to the artist in me, and I'm fascinated by the intersection of art, spirituality, and psychology that exists within them.

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