SOFT SHADOWS

WHAT ARE SOFT SHADOWS?

When you look at her shadows some of them will be externalized and high energy like anger, rage, dominance, violent jealousy outbreaks, etc.

Then you have another set of shadows that I call “soft shadows”.

These are more subtle and often internalized.

They might not come out as explosive but they can be as toxic in the way they impact your field.

You might be able to easily navigate her rage outbreaks and then be completely disarmed when trying to respond to her needines.

Here are some soft shadows examples:

INSECURITY

NEEDINESS

MISTRUST

QUESTIONING

ARGUING

COMPLAINING

SOFT LYING

BEING VOLATILE

INCONSISTENCY

DEMANDING

INVADING YOUR SPACE

SOFT MANIPULATION

HIGHJACKING YOUR FRIENDS

BEING PUSHY

DEMANDING CONSTANT ATTENTION

EMOTIONAL IMMATURITY

ACTIVATING DRAMA

As always, the intention is not to blame those patterns in the women you love!

The intention is to find the best energetic ways to respond to these patterns as a man.

If you are in a relationship with a woman who is insecure, this insecurity will impact your field.

You might get tired of it and break up.

Or you might stay present with her insecurities and find new ways to navigate these shadows in her.

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STRATEGIES

In the exploration of these shadows, you must master these challenges in a few steps

STEP 1 – UNDERSTAND THE SHADOW DYNAMICS

This means identifying her exact shadows, why you call them shadows and how they impact your field

STEP 2 – IDENTIFY THE POSSIBLE STRATEGIES TO RESPOND TO THESE SHADOWS

You don’t just jump into reactive mode, or just leave! You see your options and envision all the possible ways to go

STEP 3 – EXPERIMENT WITH THESE VARIOUS RESPONSES

You give yourself room for trying things, exploring, witnessing, shifting directions, etc.

STEP 4 – FOCUS AND IDENTIFY WHAT WORKS BEST

After trying various options, you identify the top 3 strategies that give you the hest results.

Strategies can shift over time!

STEP 5 – PRACTICE AND REPEAT

Practice these tactics until you become master at navigating any of her soft shadows.

TACTICS INTEGRATION

Of course, this set of tactics applies as well to mastering hard explosive and externalized shadows.

If you and I meet for a coaching session, we go through these steps together.

I know it looks complex at first but it’s easy and very intuitive.

The steps I describe here are first intuitive reactions that will naturally arise in you.

The more emotionally intelligent you are, the easier it is to navigate all that.

That’s what you naturally tap into when you take a moment to tune in.

Eventually, all these sepatate “steps” might just merge into a spontaneous optimized response.

Remember that the goal here is to go beyond “reactive” responses that make you contract or lose your center.

Within my systems, we see all these challenges as part of your life mastery training.

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