Keep your shadow in front...

February 20, 2018

Welcome to Pisces season! Any Pisces people in the house? We entered Pisces on Sunday and will be exploring Pisces related themes for the next month. Pisces is the most mystical, magical, and dreamy sign of all. Key words that come up for me around Pisces are dreams (sleep!), fantasy, empathy, soul calling, vision and purpose, mysticism, and manifesting. On the shadow side, there is addiction, escapism, running away, co-dependency, getting lost in a fantasy, illusion, and delusion. 

In the work we do in SOfit 3.0 (and with my clients), I encourage us to courageously look deeply into the shadow (darker) sides of our psyche and behavior so that we can stop self-sabotage in it's tracks. It is *so* important to keep our shadow in front so it does not take us down from behind. Most of the time we fall off from the path of doing the work and don't even realize it. Whether it is sticking to a workout regimen, setting boundaries at work, or learning how to communicate better with our partners - we must be aware of our tendency to fall back on our shadow. 

This week in 3.0, we are exploring addiction, escapism, our tendency to run away, and how we avoid doing the work. I thought I would send a little note about this topic as well so you can do the work with us :)

Let's do the work. Let's get REAL.
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  1. Are you struggling with any addictions right now?  
    Social media, sex, work, toxic relationships, food, shopping, booze?
  2. Why are you turning to this to soothe yourself?
  3. What are you currently avoiding doing the work around?
    losing weight, healthy relationships, career satisfaction, chasing dreams?
  4. Do you run away? What have you run away from in the past?
  5. What do you usually avoid dealing with?
    conflict, parents, finances, health?
  6. What would you like to face head on?
  7. How can you create some simple action steps around this?

When buffalo (yes, the animal) sense a storm coming, they actually charge towards the storm rather than away from it. This actually minimizes the amount of pain, time and frustration they experience from that storm. They understand the importance of facing the shit head on because it's going to come for you anyway!

Cows on the other hand try to run away from the storm... aaaand they are not very fast, lol. They don't end up outrunning the storm. As a matter of fact, they end up running along the storm, which actually maximizes the amount of pain, time, and frustration they experience from the storm!

How often do we make like a cow and not like a buffalo? We know we have to take care of our debts but we try to figure out ways to put off paying bills. We know we have to make more money but we keep putting off asking for that raise or leaving the miserable job. We know we are in a toxic relationship but we just get faded every weekend instead of revamping our self worth and social life. The list goes on and on and on.....

Keep your shadow in front. Go towards the storm. Be happy.

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