Shadow Work Exercise

Short fill in the blank journal entry


7/8/20231 min read

green mountain under white sky during daytime
green mountain under white sky during daytime

Fill in the blank:

As a child, I was yelled at for ______________________. My response was to ____________ and _____________. After this, I've always been ___________. I care so much about _________ and ___________. It triggers me now when ______________________. I now hold a compassionate space for my full self and embrace this part of myself.

Reflection Questions:

In what ways have I been reprimanded in my childhood and beyond?

How did this impact what I choose to do/not to do in the present moment?

In what ways am I holding back because of these experiences?

What activities can I partake in to fuel my inner child and allow him/her to feel fully expressive?