The Diverse Power Of Shadow Integration
Exciting news! Last week I got the chance to see if my shadow integration method works on an individual suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD).
I'll refer to my client as "Jane Doe." A bright autistic woman who had split her mind into three different personalities since she was a child, she was also losing gaps in time.
She was very imaginative, and at times needed to be in order to keep up with her ADHD. This spurred along a whirlwind of activity, as Jane Doe and her other personalities would often fantasize about how they would share their lives together, including how they would share her body.
During the 3.5 hours of session time that I had with her, I got to experience firsthand her shifting between multiple personalities, as well as speak to each of them. In the beginning, I mentioned as to how I've never had a case like this but I'll give it my best shot.
After our first 2-hour call, I managed to get a solid idea as to what needed to be done in order to have her three identities merge into one. And so, when the time came for our second call we started off by priming her personalities by way of conversational hypnosis-indirect/direct suggestibility, as well as reframing her mindset on the idea of (DID).
Because of how well her personalities took to the information, her integration process went much smoother than I expected! I watched her in awe at her newfound silence, and now, emotional complexity.
Their emotions became her emotions, their intentions, aspirations, individual love interests, now all belonged to one. I watched her get her new thoughts & feelings in order, dropping those that conflicted with others.
She stopped referring to her other personalities by name and instead, instinctively used words such as 'I am' and 'mine' in order to describe what otherwise would've belonged to her other selves. And with that, she was fixed, made whole.
I caught up with her a few days later and other than feeling lonely due to the absence of her alters, she is still her complete self. I coached Jane on her next steps, on finding real-life replacements for her alternate personalities as well as how to show up for herself as they once did.
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What is a shadow? In the context of shadow integration, a shadow refers to aspects of ourselves that we suppress, deny, or reject, often due to societal norms, upbringing, or personal beliefs. Integrating our shadows involves acknowledging and accepting these hidden parts of ourselves, leading to greater self-awareness and personal growth.
How long does it take to integrate a shadow? The time that it takes varies from person to person due to the severity of the separation. However, experts in the field have methods to account for such distances closing the gaps between an individual and their shadow selves.
How do I know if I have a shadow self? You find out by practicing my meditation fishing for answers.
Step.1 - Close Your Eyes in a dark room and treat the darkness that's behind your eyelids as if it were a real place.
Step.2 - Treat this place as an infinite space by noticing how it goes on indefinitely in every direction, do this for approximately 3 minutes.
Step.3 - Then pick a specific spot out toward the darkness, and try to sense out as far as you possibly can. When you feel like it's futile because it goes on indefinitely, that's the perfect time to move onto our next step.
Step.4 - Using your internal voice, direct the question towards the darkness, "Do I have any Shadow selves, " then completely let go. Do not try to come up with the answer yourself, Instead, wait for the answer to arrive.