Goldmining the Shadows is Pixie Lighthorse’s fifth book, and companion to Boundaries & Protection. We all experience hurts, especially early in our lives, that cause us to adapt for protection and emotional survival: that create our unconscious “shadows.” Yet the tendency in our culture is to suppress or ignore pain, which only fuels our shadows’ needs for domination or victimization. In this book, Pixie encourages us to shift perspective, and to see our shadows as frightened inner children, desperate to even out the imbalances of our developmental years.By becoming intimate with our shadows, we can bring their influence to the level of consciousness. We can integrate our wounds into our conscious experience, and stop living out the repercussions of long-ago actions. Shadow work is an act of liberation—one with the potential to transform our lives and our culture for the better. Pain—both individual pain and collective pain carried for the earth—contains valuable wisdom. With loving compassion and a perspective rooted in deep experience, Lighthorse guides us to recognize and learn from our darkness.With 52 short, powerful chapters on different themes, Goldmining the Shadows is designed for journeying. It is meant to be carried as a companion and reread at different seasons of life, its many facets revealing themselves in the fullness of time.
Pixie Lighthorse is the writer of the Prayers of Honoring series, written to restore bonds between people and nature while healing interior and spiritual/religious trauma. I recently wrote Goldmining the Shadows: Honoring the Medicine of Wounds, the companion to my 2017 book, Boundaries & Protection: Honoring Self, Honoring Others.
She has created over fifty original online educational courses applying integrative transformative practice, animal and plant studies, and the Medicine Circle into self-healing soul work.