Shadow Meaning, Persona and Ego in Full Force - 9th Jun 2020

Shadow Meaning, Persona and Ego in Full Force


COVID was  a global meditation retreat which noone signed up for..How did you use this time? There had never been a better time to do the work on yourself and if you did this, you bow down to COVID19 with gratitude for having this time and space.  All illusions of pleasure and safety and
freedom were taken away from us and stripped us back - to 

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We can let covid take us down - or use it to awaken.The unconcious behaviours which run 95% of our life were showing up in full force in this time of uncertainty because they are a survival mechanism, but they can’t work anymore.Is it time for you to come and sort out how to show up in this world so that the world can benefit?Are you sick of doing the same shit and living in the society that is the cult? Your soul matters, your essence matters! This is the time to go deeper.

When we stop and be still – we have to face the dark, our shadows, our ego – the parts of ourself we don’t love. So I am sure many unmet feelings were coming up at this time and you didn't  know how to deal with them. Believe me – emotional intelligence was never taught in schools and should be on the curriculum, so you are not alone.  The fear, sadness and anger
have to be felt as part of the clearing.

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At Shunyata we will bring you to your soul, to your essence, your purpose so you can take this and make a difference.Yes you will need to go into the fire and burn what is not you – yes it takes courage but here you are held in a safe embrace to do this – so what is beating inside of you comes out alive to the world. You will experience a freedom beyond ego and personality to show up as your true self. You will wake up a dormant fire in your belly and claim back your lifeforce and you will take back the power of your divinity. Yes you need to be vulnerable – but this is the true power.


According to Jungian analyst Robert A. Johnson, “The persona–or ego–is what we would like to be and how we wish to be seen in the world….The ego is what we are and know about consciously. The shadow is that part of us we fail to see  or know.”

While each type has strengths and strong points, each type also has a shadow— aspects of experience, thoughts, and feelings they remain unconscious to. As a  product of ancient spiritual and wisdom traditions, the Enneagram is an “objective” map of both the patterns associated with waking consciousness—and shadow aspects we remain unconscious to. By helping us see, own, and develop our blind spots and  disowned feelings, the Enneagram supports us in becoming conscious of all of who we are and manifesting our highest potentials.

The Challenges of Meeting Our Shadows or our Dark Sides or our Egos

1. Cause they are loaded with treasures and gifts about self – when we meet the dark we have more light.

2. The shadow meaning  is leaky, somehow it leaks out or spills out in reaction not response.

3. It wants to be seen, it wants our love, to be accepted and integrated by us – it is a part of us.

4. Takes a lot of our lifeforce – to keep it shutdown – we use so much energy –

5. Not bad to have it , it had a very good reason it exist, to keep us safe and to get love and sustenance . It has been our persona and our mask but to truly grow up we need to  bring awareness  to it to let it go.

6. Often the dark side of ourselves – is the nemisis of the gifts and the purpose we could be living.

7. Brings us back to our power and our authenticity

8. When someone says drop your ego, at least you know your flavour. We are not all like Donald Trump – some of us hide from the world.

9. Most people on a spiritual path bypass the dark shadow work and this. To be whole you have to meet the dark to have more light and authenticity.

These shadows or dark sides were formed early in life around 3 years old and they are defence mechanisms to feel safe. They are behaviours that we form in relation to our challenges in environment.Maybe,as our parents are our main caregivers at this time until we go to school, they are usually in reaction or similar to the parents. For myself in my family of 5 – there were 3 that ended up like my father and myself who ended up like my mother, but that does vary.

Resilience When we Emotionally Release

When trauma or crisis happens in life or in relationship we go into powerlessness (masculine reaction) and unloveability (feminine reaction). We then can react or respond. We need to unblock these emotions as they can cause illness and more addiction, shutdown and disassociation.I have often said, as per Gabor Mates work – the unmet sadness, grief and anger ,what he proved in the many years in his work, was the reason for illness and addiction.

When we remove the veils from our heart we become one with the world.

Emotional Release Work You can Do at Home

1. Put the person who you have an issue with in front of you in a pillow and dialogue

2. Put on music and shake through that emotion – move the body

3. If you have a scream inside put your both hands over your mouth and scream

4. Grab a large pillow and thump out anger on the side of your arms

5. If there is grief – open our your heart, lean back and moan out the sadness and grief on your chest

6. If you have essential oils – use breathe and console for grief.

7. Use breath, sound, movement and awareness.

I believe that the mind can't do this, it  has to be experienced - it can't be done online, believe me I have done so many onlines courses.  Whether you are suffering from despression, anxiety, a
physical illness, a marriage breakup, loss of a job,  a lack of lustre for life and really want to change  and sick of the same old
the Ultimate Bliss Retreat 3 days  or Ultimate Healing Day if you live in Christchurch will
set you on the path to freedom for the next step post covid


The soul of the world is whispering for us to come home to our true selves - give yourself this awakening






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