Shadow Work: Are We Done Yet?

Shadow Work: Are We Done Yet?

In This Episode:

The shadow is everything that is incongruent with our self-image. Anything we want to hide and cast into the darkness that doesn’t fit with the way we see ourselves or the image we want to project to others. In this episode, Angela Levesque shares her personal story of working with Crow medicine and why going into one’s shadow is an integral part of our personal evolution. We look that the way that the collective shadow forces us to swing between extreme polarities in an attempt to find equilibrium. An energetic and emotional regulatory mechanism called enantiodromia. And suggests a reason as to what lies at the root of our collective fear and discontent. We also explore ways to do shadow work on an individual level to find balance without resorting to such extremes.


Dark Gold: The Human Shadow and the Global Crisis by Carolyn Baker

The Shadow, Projection and the Scapegoat by Scott Preston

Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta 

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We All Live in Glass Houses

We All Live in Glass Houses

We live in a time when people want to reduce others down to a single idea. Making it is easy to pass judgment on someone else without considering their whole story. Often judgment is a way for people to avoid looking at their own shortcomings. Is there a piece of themselves in the critique that is too difficult for them to look at? Join us as we explore how we can transcend judgment and move into a more compassionate way of being.


In this episode:

  • Divine Spectacle: 
    • We consider that all people live in glass houses in some way, meaning that everyone has flaws and imperfections.
    • We look at why we need to get our own house in order before we can criticize others and when it is important to speak out against injustices even when we don’t.
  • Sacred Mind
    • We look to the judge as an archetype both in the empowered and disempowered state.
    • How our judgment of others stifles our own potential.
    • We explore how biases lead to judgment and how to overcome our biases.
    • How to transcend judgment from a mindfulness perspective.
  • It’s Worth Your Time:
    • Educated by Tara Westover.
    • Her memoir about her time living in rural Idaho in a fundamentalist moron family. Looking at her struggles to claim her power/self in an abusive male-dominated household and religion.
    • A fantastic book that explores the complexity of relationships, families and finding your own voice.