I have found some tarot spreads to help do shadow work. They are pretty good. However, lateral thinking can be hard for me. There is one spread I like but one of the questions I can’t think of ways I can apply the cards. I would like to know what you think of the possibilities of how it can be answered. It is question 4.
Identify a shadow trait
Why have I held onto my shadow trait
Hard truth about my shadow trait
How to care for myself during shadow work
What is the practical application ?
I know it is how I intend the answer.
I can see it as practical advice of how to deal with shadow trait.
What other ways would you see the practical application ? There is a block in my head with this and suggestions may help open them.
That’s a good question- “practical application” is kind of general and I agree it’s hard to wrap the mind around. I had to stop and think about this one!
I think Siofra has a great definition. Adding to it, for me, the word “practical” makes me think of “hands on”- it’s setting aside theoretical to actually do something. It involves direct, forward action.
Looking at it in the whole picture, it looks to me like: identify (#1), learning more about it (#2 and #3), then practical application (#4) would be what things you can do right now to take action (to remedy/let go of this shadow traits, I assume). Then the last card (#5) is safety/after-care.
Just my thoughts on it!
Good luck with your reading- I hope it goes well for you
Sometimes the cards throw me and I can’t see how it works. In this case, I realized I needed to drill down on what I could think of for ‘practical application’ because, as @Amethyst put it so well, I was head blind with the answer to that one
I think this is a wonderful spread for shadow work! I can see how each question has a specific purpose, and then pulling all the questions and answers together can give you one big answer and a path forward. I love it!