Don’t Deny Your Darkness


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As humans, we have a multitude of parts contained all within one being. Think about it, “How many times have you said something like, "Well, one part of me wants to do this, but another part of me doesn’t”.

And not all of our “parts” are on the super sunny side. But because we fear getting judged, abandoned or rejected by others, we don’t want people to see our “dark” side or what we fear will make us look like a “bad person” or seem unlovable.

Sometimes, these efforts to deny our “darkness” have us turning into people pleasers who end up contorting ourselves into whoever or whatever it is we think others want. We abandon parts of ourselves in order to try and “fit in”.

Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re talking about accepting and acknowledging that we all are made up of both innately good parts and some ego personality parts that could maybe use a little work. Ha!

In order to heal, it helps to not deny those parts of ourselves that could probably use a little more compassion and understanding. It’s time to welcome all parts of us to the party and learn to love ourselves as a whole.

KK's Key Takeaways

• Do Them By Myself (5:59)

• Self Imposed Pressure (10:21)

• Became A People Pleaser (13:21)

• Vikki With 2 K’s (20:34)

• Afraid To Be Seen (31:30)

• What Age Are You Showing Up As (37:21)

Karen Kenney is a certified Spiritual Mentor, author, speaker, and the host of The Karen Kenney Show Podcast. She’s also the founder of THE NEST - an online spiritual membership & community.

She’s been a student & guide of A Course in Miracles for close to three decades, a yoga teacher for 20+ years and is a longtime practitioner of Passage Meditation. She’s also a Gateless Writing Instructor & workshop facilitator and is currently working on a memoir.

KK grew up in Lawrence & Boston, MA, and graduated from BU with a degree in Communications. She’s known for her storytelling, her sense of humor, her love of the Divine and her “down-to-earth” practical approach to Spirituality. Her signature process: Your Story to Your Glory™ - helps people transform their old stories of victimization & suffering, so they can choose Love over fear, improve their most important relationships, deepen their connection to Self, Source & Spirit, and live from a place of forgiveness, flow, freedom & fun!

A sought-after speaker, spiritual teacher, and thought leader for podcasts, shows, live events, and mastermind programs, Karen's been invited to speak & teach on various platforms, stages & retreat centers across the country, including the renowned Omega Institute for Holistic Studies.

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