SHADOW WORK-Ritual Oil for Releasing, Forgiveness and Acceptance

(Juniper Berry, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Heliotrope, Birch Tar, Obsidian Essence)

"When you find out that there was never anything in the dark side to be afraid of … Nothing is left but to love". -Alan Watts

Every cell in your body is aware of the suffering that you've gone through in your lifetime and of all of the trauma that you continue to hold on to. 
It's human nature to not want to feel negative emotions or to protect ourselves from pain and discomfort. For this reason we tend to put our wounds, shadows and traumas in invisible boxes and hide them in various places throughout our bodies, hoping that they will stay hidden or magically go away. 
Our shadow is the "dark" or "unattractive" part of ourselves that we hide from the world and sometimes even from ourselves.
Our shadow is the repression of the parts of ourselves that we dislike or are ashamed of.
It is said that we project onto others all of the things that we bury within us.
When you do shadow work you begin to heal the wounds and traumas which in turn, heals your body and mind and enables you to live a more peaceful and truthful life.
Shadow work can be extremely tough but it's also extremely empowering and liberating.
Carl Jung says that knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.
When you accept your shadow parts, it's easier to accept the shadow parts in others and you’ll have an easier time communicating with others and will naturally be more compassionate of others.
As you begin to come to terms with your darker aspects, you'll start to see yourself more clearly and become more grounded. 
When you develop greater self-awareness it's easier to live a more authentic life.
Learning to forgive, accept and release all of the shadows that you've been carrying around for all of these years will make you feel more balanced and connected to yourself and all that is.
To use this oil for shadow work, apply a small amount to the pulse points and anywhere externally that you feel called to apply it. 
I sometimes apply it to my third eye or my heart space, depending on what issues I'm working on.
Then go into your heart space and create an energy of compassion for yourself and for those around you. 
After doing this, I like to start with an energy scan of my body to see where I'm storing the things that need to surface and be worked on.
Once I've located them, I ask to see or experience what it is. 
Once you've been shown, then you can begin to work with it.
I then try to understand what purpose it served in my life and why I'm still hanging on to it. Then I keep it if it can be transmuted or used in a positive way or I make peace with it and I let it go if I no longer need or want it.
If it's not mine, I energetically give it back to the person that it belonged to or I send it down into the earth to be recycled.
I wish you the best on your journey to self-awareness and healing.

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