Let’s talk about Shadow Work and Tarot – Interview with Katie Jonzen
May 15, 2020
Shadow Work is the act of searching for the light in the darkness – the process of exploring your inner darkness, your “shadow self”.
It uncovers every part of you that has been repressed and rejected. Shadow Work is the work of radical self-acceptance.
Today, I’d like to introduce you to Kate Jonzen form “Into The Shadow”, who has always been passionate about helping people to connect with themselves and realize their Truth.
Her business “Into The Shadow” currently focuses on this through the use of Tarot, offering people access into their divine intuition as well as communication with their Spirit Guides. However, Katie plans to expand further into more detailed aspects of Shadow Work – in divine timing, of course!
It was such a pleasure to connect with Katie and learn more about her dreams, and how she found the courage to start following her path.
Honestly, I found so much wisdom in her answers, and It’s such an honor to share it here with you. So keep on reading! 🙂
Q&A with Katie
1. What are your life goals?
Simply put, to live a life of passion. A life that feels real and raw and rich with experience!
Having this as my main goal opens me up to anything really, but I’d say a big goal of mine is to expand further into this line of work and eventually host international Shadow Work/Soul Reconnection Retreats!
2. Was it hard to start working on your goals? How did you get the courage to start?
I think the hardest part of working on goals is first defining them. I patiently allowed myself to dream big, and then I gently broke down the ‘big dream’ into smaller and smaller things I could achieve now.
Reading Tarot came very naturally to me as soon as I’d defined that leading retreats and helping to gently guide people into their own shadows is what I wanted to do. Hence the name “Into The Shadow”!
3. What has been your biggest challenge?
My own belief system, and actually allowing myself to dream big! And also just putting in the work and not procrastinating anymore!
4. How did you tackle that challenge?
By letting my imagination run wild! If other people could do it, then surely that means it’s available to me too? I felt I almost needed to get to that point of being frustrated from having “put it off”, as that’s what really keeps me motivated to keep expanding on this dream. I’m also allowing myself to take my time and let it come in divine timing by striking the balance between putting in the effort and allowing the flow.
5. How do you hope to inspire others?
By showing up as my truest self and being dedicated to knowing myself time and time again throughout my many shifts and transformations, approaching this journey of self-discovery with enthusiasm and genuine curiosity, I hope to show others that “doing the inner work” is not only rewarding but truly the essence of making the most of this human experience.
6. Where do you get your inspiration from?
Everywhere; connecting with people on all levels but especially Nature – if I’m ever overwhelmed I look to nature and see how easily it flows.
Instead of Struggle, Nature shows me Surrender; instead of ‘hustle and grind’, Nature shows me Flow; instead of Loss, Nature shows me Rebirth…yes, a lot of inspiration from Nature…
7. What is your definition of the term “empowered woman”
A woman who is in touch with everything that makes her “her” – a little wishy-washy.
But I mean to say a woman who is aware of her uniqueness and feels confident to BE that version of her for nobody but herself. Most of the time these women end up being real expanders for others and women like this really inspire the hell out of me.
8. What are your tips for women who want to live their purpose?
Trust yourself. Spend time alone; long enough to transcend the feeling of “loneliness” into “aloneness” – there is a divine difference between the two.
Find the answer to everything you’re “lacking” within yourself, and know/trust that you will. Connect with other women. Touch yourself. Sing, dance, be playful, and flirtatious.
Exercise, eat well but also treat yourself. Use a moon cup. Learn about your cycle. Explore anything you’re called to, even if you think you’re a bit silly about it!
Exercise your compassion – help people :). Keep a journal, it doesn’t have to be daily but just see what comes up. Practice gratitude always.
9. Is there something else you would like to tell the audience?
When it comes to Shadow Work or “doing the inner work”, there can sometimes be a lot of internal resistance. I really invite people to sit with this fear and eventually come to the realization that the only thing to fear really is fear itself.
Once you’re past that point, fear really becomes your friend – I always say “Fear is an invitation to lean in” 🙂
Dream big and break your dreams and desires into small goals.
Allow yourself to take your time and let it come in divine timing by striking the balance between putting in the effort and allowing the flow.
Connect with like-minded people on all levels.
If you’re overwhelmed, look to nature and see how easily it flows.
Spend time alone.
“Find the answer to everything you’re “lacking” within yourself, and know/trust that you will.”
“Explore anything you’re called to, even if you think you’re a bit silly about it.”