A Shadow Work Guided Meditation For Witches
Last Updated: Nov 6, 2023
Welcome to this guided meditation for shadow work.
This guided meditation is designed to support you on your journey towards shadow work. By taking the time to sit with your shadow self in a gentle and loving way, you can begin to acknowledge and integrate these parts of yourself. So find a comfortable position, and let’s begin.
Set the scene
A dark moon or new moon phase is a great time for guided meditation, but any time you want to work with a shadow work meditation will work; it’s you that is the magick. Ensure you have lots of time to spend on your meditation, and that you’re less likely to be distracted. If you have other errands to perform or you aren’t able to give enough time to this practice right now, that’s ok. You can pause the preparation and come back to it at any time.
Light some incense that’s linked with your comfort levels, and put some ambient lo-fi music or Solfeggio Frequencies on a loop pattern for yourself (I suggest 528hz or 963hz).
Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down, and make sure you will not be disturbed. Take a few deep breaths in and out, and allow yourself to relax.
Do not underestimate the power of pen to paper. Having it nearby, especially during preparation to meditate or for afterwards to write down any thoughts or insights is completely invaluable.
A Shadow Work Guided Meditation For Witches (script)
Now, let’s begin the guided meditation.
Breathe in for three, and breathe out for four. 1,2,3. 1,2,3,4. In, 2, 3. Out, 2, 3, 4.
In, 2, 3. Out, 2, 3, 4.
Begin by taking a few deep breaths. Inhale slowly through your nose, and exhale deeply through your mouth. Feel the air moving in and out of your body, and allow yourself to relax.
As you continue to breathe, imagine yourself standing in front of a mirror. This mirror represents your shadow self, the parts of you that you may have pushed away or denied. Look into the mirror, and allow yourself to see what is there.
As you gaze at your reflection, notice any emotions or sensations that arise. It’s okay if this feels uncomfortable or scary. Be gentle with yourself, and remember that you are safe here.
Take a deep breath in, and as you exhale, say to yourself, “I see you, and I love you.” Repeat this phrase a few times, allowing it to sink into your consciousness.
Now, imagine that you are reaching out to touch the mirror. Your hand passes through the glass, and you find yourself standing in a dark room. This room represents your shadow self, the parts of you that you have been avoiding or denying.
Look around the room, and notice what you see. There may be objects or symbols that represent your fears or insecurities. Take a moment to acknowledge these things, and remember that they are a part of you.
As you continue to explore the room, imagine that you are carrying a candle. This candle represents your inner light, the part of you that is strong and resilient. Allow the light of the candle to illuminate the dark corners of the room, and notice what you can see.
As you explore the room, remember to be gentle with yourself. If you feel overwhelmed or scared, take a deep breath and return to the present moment. Know that you are safe here, and that you have the strength and resilience to face whatever comes up.
Now, imagine that you are standing in front of a door. This door represents the way out of your separation or gateway of the shadow self, and a path towards integration and healing. Take a deep breath in, and as you exhale, open the door.
As you step through the door, imagine that you are walking into a bright, eclectic and beautiful garden. This garden represents your true self, what has grown to show you that you are whole and complete. Take a moment to soak in the beauty of this garden, and notice how it feels to be in this space.
As you stand in the garden, take a deep breath and allow yourself to feel the love and support that surrounds you. Know that you are worthy of love and acceptance, and that you have the power to heal and integrate all parts of yourself.
Now, begin to slowly bring your awareness back to your body. Wiggle your fingers and toes, and take a few deep breaths. When you feel ready, gently open your eyes.
This is just the beginning of your journey towards shadow work and self-integration. Be gentle with yourself, and know that you have the strength and resilience to face whatever comes up. Always remember to seek support when you need it, and know that you are not alone on this journey.
As you move forward, continue to carry the light of your inner candle with you, and allow it to guide you towards healing and wholeness.
You are safe, you are loved, and you are worthy of healing.
Ensure after any meditation that you drink plenty of fluids, that you take any notes, and that all flames are extinguished/areas ventilated/music switched off when you are ready.
The guided meditation for shadow work is a powerful way to help you understand and meet with yourself. Allow the light when you close your eyes to energy to boost you towards. You’ve got this. You’re literally magick.
This article is part of my collection of guided meditation for witches, check them out too!
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