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By Samiel Carolina Rodriguez Barros, www.samielcarolina.com

“We only know our light, by looking into our shadow. One defines AND complements the other.”

Welcome to our first Courageous Conversation on the knowitall.ch blog. This is one of my favourites ways to share love and inspiration, and I’m so excited to have this opportunity and bring it to you here.

In this occasion, I invited Monica Pelayo to discuss why embracing your shadow is so important to live as a whole, happy human.

I met Monica last year in Bali, during the Awakened Woman Conference. I instantly fell in love with her way of speaking about deep, real, raw human “stuff”. Sometimes the sweet candy taste of the “light” and the glamorous goddesses dresses feel unreal here on Earth.

As a good scorpio myself, I’m in love with the constant dance of the shadow and the light, the alchemy and magic of the two. I like it real. I like it as it is. I knew Monica was the person to have this conversation. So I flew all the way to Madrid to meet her, and of course magic happened!

  • Are spiritual practices promising the return of our light, to only create more split, comparison and confusion?
  • Is “the shadow” really bad?
  • And most importantly, how the gifts of the shadow can either hold you back or move you forward.

Monica shares a simple practice to learn from your shadow, and her personal experience on how her own shadow helped her to advance her business !

Watch the Conversation here :

Courageous Conversation with Monica Pelayo from Samiel Carolina on Vimeo.

»»» This conversation is part of a monthly series for heart centered, soulful explorations about our divine human life. Samiel Carolina invites experts in the fields of personal development, spirituality, sexuality, business, creativity and relationships.

»»» About Monica Pelayo.

Monica has been a student of A Course In Miracles  for over 2 decades and found the work of the Shadow through the brilliant work of Debbie Ford. She became a certified Integrative Life Coach and was personally trained by Debbie.

She has found that our biggest gifts have been darkened by our rejection to our own shadows and we have been missing out from extraordinary gifts that we are here to give. Her Mission is to experience one’s whole self and be free from the blocks that keeps us from embracing our brilliance, by finding the Gold behind the Shadow. She believes that our mission in this lifetime is to become whole again.

She is the founder of “The Freedom to be me” retreat and course.

For more information on Monica’s work, you can find her here. (http://www.monicapelayo.com)

Author's Bio

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Samiel’s work is based on a lifetime of studying the feminine. Her personal journey to fully embrace and embody her femininity in an authentic way has taken her from exploring diverse body work techniques to fashion and modelling, to quantum psychology, alternative therapy, energy healing and spiritual South American traditions.

As a soulful healer, an intuitive visionary, a peaceful warrior, speaker, writer and international retreat leader, Samiel’s mission is to transform the world into a safe space. She offers women a way to access their unique gifts that enable them to thrive, love openly and to come back to a place of peace, clarity and creativity whenever they need it.

If you are craving sustainable transformation, you are invited to discover the path of the Glowing Woman that liberates you, giving you access to your unique glowing feminine essence, with private guidance, sacred readings, group programs and courageous conversations on Samiel’s blog.