Many people today are familiar with the term "Lightworker." They believe that a lightworker is one who serves the planet, spreads love and brings more light into the world.
I was sometimes called a "Lightworker," but it always made me feel uncomfortable. Not because I believe I am not a good person or because I want to serve the forces of darkness, but because this term only highlights one part of me. It completely ignores my fears, my downsides (and yes, I have those too) and my pains.
For years I couldn't really give a name or title for what I do. Until a few years ago I got caught on the English term “Shadow worker”. I immediately felt a connection with this term and went to do further research to find out exactly what it means. Sure enough, the description of a "Shadow Worker": "someone who deals with the painful sides of life" fit perfectly with everything I did.
As a true deep thinker and highly sensitive woman, I have always asked questions about everything I encountered and everything I experienced. Human behavior and the psychology behind it has always fascinated me and the reasons people have for doing or not doing certain things have always made me very curious. In addition, I have always been a night person who prefers to come to life outside in the late hours of the night, when it is dark and quiet.
Due to the somewhat negative connotations of the word 'shadow' it has taken me some time to integrate and accept this term as the true essence of my being, but once I fully embraced the idea of being a shadow worker very.
Like a "Lightworker" I am also busy with the planet and spreading it with love. But unlike the previous, I teach people to love their pain points.
Shadow work is not "something I do". Rather, it is the path mapped out for me to live from my true essence. It belongs to the cords of my soul and is my birthright
What I now know and want to share with you is what I do as a shadow worker. First, I HAD to look at and process my own shadows. How else can I guide someone else in the toads of the shadow if I have never walked them myself? I had to confront all my less beautiful sides, all my (pre) judgments about myself and all negative thoughts, trauma and pain. In this process, I looked my fears straight in the eye and learned to understand them better.
Shadow work is about taking a different path to the light by transmuting the darkness and dispelling the fear around it so that the parts of us that are hidden in these dark places can be brought to light. You will really be amazed at how many gifts and talents are hiding in your shadows.
As a shadow worker I am able to guide, support and walk with you in the pathways of the shadows in a loving and safe way as you enter the most sacred space, where you meet the parts of yourself where you fear the most. for you. It is such an honor and privilege to witness the vulnerability, authenticity and purity that this work is.
Understanding, acknowledging, and ultimately accepting those parts of you that are hidden in the shadows are where the ultimate level of self-love and acceptance is reached
All my own experience of finding my way to the light by tackling my own shadow through many years of pain, sorrow, loss, fears and breakdowns I now see as the ultimate lessons that give me the gifts of understanding, empathy and the ability to guide others.
If you would like to know more about shadow work and what I can do for you, please feel free to contact me. I would like to share all my knowledge and would like to give you all the information
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About the author
Limor Smits is an alternative life coach, shadow coach, spiritual mentor, inspirator and motivator.
In her practice she offers private sessions as well as workshops in groups.
She also organizes monthly fire women's circles and gives various inspiring and motivating lectures in which she shares stories from her personal life and experiences.