Shadow work journal prompts for Self Love

Psychologist Carl Jung describes your 'shadow" as the unconscious part of your personality that your conscious ego doesnt want to identify in itself. Your shadow self is made up of all the repressed memories, limiting beliefs, negative thoughts and unresolved traumas that are tucked away in your subconscious mind.

While you’re not looking, your shadow sneaks out of hiding in the form of…

  • Self-sabotage

  • Feelings of shame

  • Codependency

  • Negative self projections

  • Trauma responses

  • Heightened stress

  • Numbed intuition

You will only stop projecting your wounds onto others and truly heal once you have learned to embrace your shadow. Through facing your fears, doing the inner work and alchemising trauma, you’re creating more space for self love and light to exist within you. This self love and light gives you a bigger capacity to love and accept other people’s shadows.