A One Day Workshop with
Sun 29th Oct 2017
10am – 5pm
(Doors Open at 9.30am)
Embracing the Shadow
The Shadow is the part of us made up of all that we hide from others: our shame, our fears, our wounds but also our divine spirit, our blinding beauty and our hidden talents.
It is a huge source of power and creativity but until we bring it into the light this power will remain untapped and our full potential unreached.
Using practical “how to” exercises sourced from Tibetan Buddhism, western psychology, Mexican shamanism, and of course dream work & lucid dreaming Charlie Morley takes us on an immersive journey deep into the dazzling darkness of spiritual transformation.
Using Tibetan Buddhist meditations, dream work, mask and mirror practice, eye gazing, creative writing and lots more the workshop explores how to:
• Meet, befriend and transform the shadow
• Integrate the sexual, ancestral and golden shadows
• Use lucid dreaming to embrace the shadow
• Move from shame to authenticity
• Drop the mask and step into your gold
Based upon Charlie’ brand new book Dreaming Through Darkness this workshop will show you how to fearlessly embrace your shadow side with compassionate acceptance and manifest the awakened power of your full potential.
The Masks That We Wear
Not only do we project our shadow onto others, we also project how we want to be seen by others. This is how we create our persona: the mask that we wear.
The mask of our persona is indicative not only of the self-image that we present to others but also of what we hide from them. And as long as we keep hiding behind the mask of who we think we should be, we will never be free.
Intergrating the Shadow
Most of us put all our energy into avoiding admitting that we have any seemingly shameful shadow traits. We daren’t enter into the vulnerability of the human condition. This leads to a constricted, shame-based sense of who we think we are, which in turn makes it impossible to progress on the spiritual path. To embrace the shadow is to drop the mask and reveal our true face to the world.
When considering shadow integration, the pioneer of Archetypal Psychology, James Hillman, thought of it as a problem of love and asked us to contemplate: ‘How far can our love extend to the broken and ruined parts of ourselves, the disgusting and perverse?’ We have a choice: to keep letting shame make us feel unworthy of love or to consciously witness, and perhaps even reveal, our shame with compassion.
To really make progress, we have to do something that may seem quite paradoxical: we have to accept the parts of ourselves that we dare not show and learn to love our Magnificent Messiness.
Please note that VERY EARLY BIRD tickets for this event – priced at just £55.00 – will be very limited, so please book your place asap to avoid disappointment.
PENDOYLAN ROAD • GROESFAEN • PONTYCLUN • MID GLAMORGAN • CF72 8ND
DIRECTIONS The Miskin Manor Country House Hotel is located just North of M4 approximately 1 mile from junction 34 of the motorway and just 20 mins from central Cardiff.