“Your life will be transformed when you make peace with your shadow. The caterpillar will become a breathtakingly beautiful butterfly. You will no longer have to pretend to be someone you’re not. You will no longer have to prove you’re good enough. When you embrace your shadow you will no longer have to live in fear. Find the gifts of your shadow and you will finally revel in all the glory of your true self. Then you will have the freedom to create the life you have always desired.” – Debra Ford
Jaque Hanson joins us for this powerful episode of the Joyful Living Podcast to discuss the joy of working with our shadows. We also talked about how messy and beautiful the process of our growth and self-awareness can be. Jaque shared some inspiring insights, inviting us to lean more into Trust and grow into the Truth of our unique and individual brilliance. In Jaque’s experience and perspective, the way to our joy is by learning to work with our shadow.
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of what “our shadows” are, let this quote from Debra Ford’s book, “The Shadow Effect,” illuminate things for you:
“Human consciousness is like a pilot light that never goes off. The problem is it is used to create either a life-producing heat or a life-destroying conflagration. Where there is no love, there is fear. And fear, once it has gripped the mind, is like a vice that threatens to crush the soul.
“So that’s what it is, this thing we call the shadow. It does not appear, in most of our lives, as a gigantic fire, but simply as a slow burn. It is you when you make the stupid remark, hurting someone you love and possibly ruining a relationship. Or you when you do the stupid thing that sabotages your career. Or you when you pick up the drink, although you know you’re an alcoholic and that if you continue doing this it will kill you. In other words, it is the you within you that does not wish you well. It is your shadow, and it can only be eliminated by shining forth your light.”
Many more powerful concepts are discussed in this deeply insightful and transformational episode that are sure to support you on your joy path. Not only do these concepts support our own personal journey, it can also be deeply transformational in how we relate to and work with others in our lives.
“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.” – Carl Jung
About Jaqueline Hanson, CMT, E-RYT:
Jaque is a certified massage therapist, Reiki & Shamballa practitioner and teacher, Advanced Energy & Shamanic practitioner, and Zero Balancing practitioner. Jaque also is a Kundalini & Hatha Yoga instructor.
Jaque’s passion for embracing holistic treatments developed as she faced physical and emotional challenges of her own and her family members. As she opened up to Reiki, massage therapy, yoga, meditation, essential oils, EFT and Shamanic healing the quality of her life and of her beloved family members began to expand and transform. Soon she organically began sharing these modalities with others and has created a carrier of Service. She continues to passionately learn and expand as a practitioner, teacher and a person.
Jaque is dynamic in her commitment to serve her teacher Siri Neel Kaur Khalsa’s community in New Cumberland, in Central PA at the newly opened in January of 2013 Kudanlini Yoga and Wellness center. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy and Prenatal Massage Therapies, Shamanic healing, Reiki and Advanced Energy healing, Yoga for Stress Management and Yoga for Addicting Behavior and Recovery.
Jaque strides to see and meet every client and student where they are at with non-judgement, compassion, and purpose, so that conscious self-sustaining transformation is possible with ease in all levels, which can expand the individual, their families, and communities at large.