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Ken Wilber on the Shadow

A couple of weeks ago I started studying Ken Wilber’s Integral Spirituality.I have been getting up in the morning, reading it and meditating. I am enjoying the process of assimilating the information. Chapter 6 is called the Shadow and the Disowned Self. I am very interested in healing the Shadow. I found this chapter very enlightening.

If you haven’t read any Ken Wiber I recommend reading Introducing Ken Wilber: Concepts for an Evolving World By Lew Howard as a great introduction to his work.

I highly recommend reading Integral Spirituality if you want to have a deeper understanding of the integral approach to spirituality. You may want to check and see if your library has a copy.

I also join an Integral study group here in Sedona.

Tantra Tip of the Day- Transforming the Shadow into an Ally

The Shadow is the disowned parts of our selves. They may be gods, fears or demons, things we worship or things we fear. When we are able to transform our shadow into an ally we can access a vast amount of energy that can then be used in positive ways in our lives.

I have been fascinated by the power of reclaiming the shadow for many years. Shortly after 9/11/2000, I spent several months working both personally and globally healing the shadow that was being projected in the media as an, us and a them. This work changed my life, teaching me tolerance, compassion and self-acceptance.

I recently discovered a great book that shares a healing method that has many of the qualities I discovered as I was doing this work. I was surprised to learn that it is based on an ancient Buddhist practice called Chod. The book is called Feeding Your Demons by Tsultrim Allione. She has taken the essence of the Chod practice and simplified it for our modern secular culture. She has developed a simple 5 step process that allows you to explore a god or demon, as she calls them, by communicate with it, embodying it and feeding it what it needs to be healed and transformed. I highly recommend this book. Sounds True has an audio version called Cutting Through Fear, in which she explains the process and also guides you through it.

Here is an article about the practice. https://www.tricycle.com/-practice/feeding-your-demons
Here is the link to the CD. https://www.amazon.com/Cutting-Through-Fear-Tsultrim-Allione/dp/159179403X
Here is the link to the book. https://www.amazon.com/Feeding-Your-Demons-Resolving-Conflict/dp/0316013137/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b