Mahaloness

Contemporary artist specializing in full spectrum painting, mural, animation and digital hybrid art.

Shadow work

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Shadow work- the practice of acknowledging, facing, engaging, and integrating what we have turned away from, disowned, or otherwise rejected in ourselves—is not significantly taken into account in religion and most spiritual paths, especially those that marginalize or insufficiently address the psychological and emotional dimensions of experience. None of this is to say that religion and spirituality should be doing the job of psychology, but that they need to be more in touch with and supportive of practices like shadow work.
P. 43 Spiritual Bypassing by Robert Augustus Masters, Phd 2010 North Atlantic Books, Berkley, California

This book is saying things I have observed in my own sociological experiments by immersing myself
in the new age electronica subculture and closely working with hundreds of indivuduals, one on one, young to old. It is important to note that I am not discounting spirituality, or the practices involved with spirituality, it is a area that is wide open, although at the same time I can’t help but notice how fast it is growing, which begs the question, are we collectively fast tracking to a place of ‘feel good’ and simply forgetting or ‘not dealing with’ the very things we are moving forward from? Ever wonder why the ‘dark side’ is commonly seen or depicted with such disdain and negativity? The search continues…
Fotomahaloness -when you look at these images whatdo you see?
Painting of a woman who grieves th loss of her child to war
And a analog to digital abstract #556, the dark side of purple

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Author: hälts

Hi my name is hälts, I am a Canadian artist, geographer, film worker and mostly a human being. I did not grow up thinking I wanted to be an artist, things just kind of fell into place. Art is a special gift humans have developed since inception. Mother Earth is the greatest artist, and who keeps me humble on my path. I mostly paint, and use acrylic with an assortment of brushes and touches, and sometimes watercolour. I am also well rounded with airbrush skills, spray paint, digital art and production, filmmaking, photography and drawing. I make fine art work, small paintings, big paintings, murals, wearable art, functioning art, and art for healing. I go wherever calls. I inspire while also being inspired by this planet, and my fellow beings. Life is a gift, and that's how I treat it. If that's not enough for you, then perhaps someone else can fill your expectation. I have no one to impress, I don't do this to be cool, and I care about this planet as much as Greta Thunberg, thank you very much, and all the life it sustains. I am not pro this person or that person, politically agnostic, I am spiritual, I am happy, I am sad, I am love, I am fear, I am joy, I am sorrow, I am all that humans are. I don't care about celebrities endorsements, and reminder there are many folk out there doing their part for Mother Earth, in their own way long before the current movement, upheaval does not create forever change, it goes in cycles, it always has and it always will, just sit in front the ocean and see it for yourselves. Most of all I just am. Thank you kindly, hälts

4 thoughts on “Shadow work

  1. Good reminders. Thank you, and namaste. 🙂

    • Thanks for reading the blog, I enjoy writing and sharing my thoughts and other’s thoughts I come across. The world is such an interesting place, and I really enjoy looking at it through different angles, this is something I appreciate and I am grateful for, including the fact I live somewhere where I have the freedom to do so.

  2. Thank you for sharing! I’m a college lecturer interested in Jungian psychology. I work with my shadow in order to improve both my teaching practice and student behaviour. I have converted my shadow dialogues into a series of animations which are available on my website http://www.gavinboyd.com Here is a dialogue with my inner rebellious teenager. Healing this part of my shadow had a positive impact in the classroom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYL9EeBNUdM

    • Thanks for checking out the Mahaloness, I watched the video on your about page, I relate very well, nicely done. I see dark, I paint light and quite often on my art pilgrimage I work with those who are lost in their shadow. Keep up the good work.

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