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Shadow Work for the Soul: Seeing Beauty in the Dark, with Mary Mueller Shutan

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Please join us and our guest, Mary Mueller Shutan, for a show on Shadow Work for the Soul: Seeing Beauty in the Dark, and learn how to find compassion for your dark side and reclaim your authentic self. Throughout our lives, we repress and deny the parts of our authentic selves that our families, peers, and the world told us were wrong, unlovable, or “too much,” and from this repression our shadow is born. By the time we reach adulthood, much of our authentic self is shadow. The connection we once had to who we truly are has been severed, and we no longer feel vibrant and enthusiastic about life. In this practical and trauma-informed guide to deep shadow work, Mary explains how to find compassion for your dark side, reconnect with the repressed and abandoned parts of yourself, and reclaim the resiliency and joy of your authentic, whole self.

She reflects on the positive, protective role of the shadow and describes how it is composed not only of the trauma and darkness we have experienced, but also the light we have yet to absorb. As you discover and understand more of your personal dark places, Mary introduces the concept of collective shadows that are created by society yet affect us individually, including online shadows and relationship shadows. Offering a self-directed process for healing trauma and reclaiming the eclipsed light of your shadow, Mary shows how shadow work allows you to move beyond the restrictions you’ve placed on yourself and others and see the beauty inherent in the dark places of the self. 

Mary Mueller Shutan is a spiritual healer and teacher with an extensive background in Chinese medicine, energy work, and somatic bodywork. Author of The Spiritual Awakening Guide, Managing Psychic Abilities, The Body Deva, and Working with Kundalini, Mary lives near Chicago, Illinois. Learn more at https://MaryShutan.com.

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