Naming the Shadow Self

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In today’s episode of The Karen Kenney Show, we talk about what I like to call “The Shadow Self”. The younger version of ourselves, our ego side of us that is and wants to be the strong protector. Many times, it rears its head because of childhood trauma and stays with us as we grow into adults.

In society, we tend to look at this side of ourselves as the bad, dark side that should be pushed down and never allowed to come forth. Today, I actually want to invite you to take a different approach. One that doesn’t have us abandoning our shadow self but instead bringing it into the realm of light and making peace with it. In doing so, I believe we can turn this alter ego into a positive asset.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • The ego-personality aka “The Shadow Self” (2:42)

  • Vickky with 2 “K’s” (6:16)

  • What are the shadow aspects of your life? (17:08)

  • If we don’t acknowledge these parts, others will for us (19:46)

  • Sunday Spiritual Sign-up (26:02)


Karen Kenney is a writer, speaker, and the founder of Fearless Flow Mentoring

She’s a certified Spiritual Mentor, has been a student & guide of A Course in Miracles for 26+ years and a longtime student of Passage Meditation. She’s also a Gateless Writing Teacher and has been a yoga teacher since 2001.

KK grew up in Lawrence & Boston, MA and is known for her storytelling, her sense of humor and her “down-to-earth” approach to spirituality. Her signature mentoring programs: Your Story to Your Glory™ & Fearless Flow™ help people let go of their old stories of suffering and victimization, so they can write a new kick-ass story from a place of inner power, forgiveness, freedom and Spirit.

A sought-after expert and Spiritual Thought Leader for Live Events, Podcasts, Coaching Programs and Shows, Karen speaks on stages across the country and leads Transformational Retreats in the New England area and at the Omega Institute in NY.

KK is the host of The Karen Kenney Show Podcast and is currently at work on her memoir.

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