New podcast episode (#14) on my newest obsession - Shadow Work - is live.
EXPERIMENT WITH THE IDEA - 14 - SHADOW WORK
I really give away all the secrets in this one. This 24 minute episode took almost six months to create - because I DID shadow-work and then collected my insights to present to you. If the phrase ‘shadow work’ makes you quizzical, here’s a tiny piece of rationale about why it is so important (not only in the context of tapping, but overall..).
“I frequently get questions about why tapping focuses on the negative rather than the positive. I wanted to talk a bit more about this since it’s such an important topic.
Many people who have studied the Law of Attraction - which, at its simplest level, states that the ideas you focus upon expand - worry that by repeating ‘negative’ reminder phrases, they’re affirming and attracting more of them. But the reality is that these negative thoughts, experiences, beliefs, and symptoms exist, whether you consciously address them or not, and they affect you. Denying their existence doesn’t make them go away. By taking some time to acknowledge them, bring them into the light, and teach your amygdala that they are not dangerous, you can clear them once and for all.
When weeds come up in your garden, it does no good to say, ‘There are no weeds, there are no weeds, there are no weeds…’ It doesn’t help to pretend they are not there. It doesn’t matter how much you focus on the beautiful plants that are growing! The weeds aren’t going to disappear until you get on your hands and knees and pull them out.
Taking the time to do the work - to pull the weeds - leaves you with a garden full of beautiful, healthy plants. The same is true for your psyche. When you take the time to pull weeds from the past, what you’re left with is a healthy, vibrant, happy and fulfilled self.”
- Nick Ortner