Mamas do you ever feel a bit overwhelmed, overextended, or frankly just burnt out? Like, OMG, there are so many moving parts and balls in the air with family, kids, and career?😫
I really resonate with that as a mom and entrepreneur. 😉
For a while I was really struggling juggling both.
When I started a new level of deep shadow work something shifted for me.
I learned that I was a classic Rescuer, also known as the people-pleaser, sometimes called the over-achiever.
I didn’t see this shadow aspect in myself back then, but when it was pointed out by a mentor, I saw how it was playing out in my life as a mother and co-parent.
I would give to the detriment of my own health and well-being. I would bend over backwards for other needs instead of my own. I would please others because I didn’t fully value myself and I didn’t want to disappoint by saying no.
There was a real cost in these unconscious behaviors like exhaustion, enabling others to not show up for me, and sickness.
I was so used to saying yes to everything and doing all of it, so I didn’t often ask for support and if someone did it felt burdensome so I would deny it anyway.
Thank God I learned about this ego behavior and how to transform it to create healthy boundaries and to love myself more.
The last few years I dove really deep so I could teach this to the women in my Unleash the Priestess programs because I see how prevalent this way of being is in our society. Women typically place themselves last.
In working with the Rescuer role, I teach women how to get really good at catching their subconscious habits and watching themselves with objective awareness.
When they practice this with compassion, they experience real changes that benefit themselves and their families.
I teach women how to create a daily sadhana that’s non-negotiable so they can receive the love that is their birthright.
I teach women how to create structure, discipline, accountability, self-responsibility and time management so they can create efficiencies and stretch time.
I teach women how to live a full life that’s more balanced and centered in self-love.
If you would like to learn more about this shadow work, join the conversation with other women doing this deep shadow work to illuminate it and reclaim your feminine power.❤️
Join our Facebook Community, The Priestess Within Sisterhood #unleashthepriestess and check out the 4-part series we just completed on Shadow work with my mentor of these teachings, Deanna Larkins. She’s the owner of Emerge Hot Yoga Studio in Ashland and of Emerge Spiritual Studies.