Releasing the Shadow - Embracing the Light: THIRD SESSION (Oct-Nov 2014)



Commonway Institute

Creating a World That Works for All


Releasing the Shadow –

Embracing the Light

(Third Series - Oct-Nov 2014)


A Program for Deep Healing, Integrity & Peace

An Eight-Week Series of Learning, Meditation and Action

The Third Series Starts on 2 October 2014!


What the Participants are saying about "Releasing the Shadow - Embracing the Light":

“Taking Shariff Abdullah's Pain of the Shadow - Joy of the Light" class has been a profound and transformative experience for me... I cannot recommend it highly enough. The Light is spreading and it is contagious! ”

Seth P.

“[The class] helped me on my own personal journey, as well as connecting me with a fascinating group of joyful individuals committed to transforming the world for all. I highly recommend the experience!”

Jeanne N.

“[The class] brought me face to face with some beliefs I didn't realize I still harbored. What an eye opener!! ”

Lois I.

“[The class] had a lot of eye-opening moments, and intense conversations about our relationship to the Shadow beliefs that exist within our society and the world.”

Ellen M.

“By using the methods learned in the course, i believe I have participated in strengthening a field of positive energy whose effects will outlast my time in this life. This course can and does change lives.”

Brad D.

Please watch Shariff Abdullah as Guest Speaker at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living, recorded 20 January 2013, as he speaks on "Releasing the Shadow - Embracing the Light."

Registration is NOW OPEN for the full 8-week program!

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In the past few months, we have seen powerful national examples of what happens when people are gripped by their Shadow.  Do you know someone who has been affected by:

  • Mass shootings in public places?
  • Depression and/or suicide, now at epidemic levels?
  • Poverty and homelessness?

The pain of the Shadow is not just felt by the perpetrators and victims of these desperate actions.  In this society, EVERYONE is exposed to the Four Shadows – and everyone can experience the Joy of the Light.


What is the SHADOW?

1. The Shadow is what we fear.

2.  The Shadow is fear itself.

3.  The Shadow is what holds us back.


What is the LIGHT?
1.    The Light is the energy of the Divine within you.
2.    The Light is your highest good.
3.    The Light is what moves you forward.
4.    The Light is your greatness.

Taking Action:

  • It is time for us to change – ourselves and our society.  
  • It is time to move out of the Shadows and into the Light.
  • It is time for us to stop addressing the “manifesting symptoms”. 
  • It is time to stop proposing quick fixes.  
  • It is time to change the essential energy that keeps the Shadows locked in place.

Let's get serious about ending these situations, not just lament them.

The Program:
Starting 2 October 2014, the “Shadows & Light” Program consists of four themes, over eight consecutive weeks, two hours per week.

The Four Shadows:
Theme 1: (Weeks 1 & 2)
Instead of being gripped by 
The Shadow of the "Other" 
which manifests itself as 
Racism, Sexism and Isolation
We can embrace 
The Light of Deep Connection with All Others
Theme 2: (Weeks 3 & 4)
Instead of being gripped by  
The Shadow of "Lack"
which manifests itself as 
Poverty, Greed and Hoarding
We can embrace 
The Light of Enoughness & Abundance
Theme 3: (Weeks 5 & 6)
Instead of being gripped by  
The Shadow of "Violence"
which manifests itself as 
Violence and Insecurity
We can embrace 
The Light of Peace & Security
Theme 4: (Weeks 7 & 8)
Instead of being gripped by  
The Shadow of "Despair"
which manifests itself as 
Anger, Depression and Suicide
We can embrace 
The Light of Fulfillment & Deep Healing

From Shadow to Light: A Five Element Process:

The eight week program includes:  

  • Thematic presentations (live and video)
  • Participation in interactive exercises and discussions
  • Participation in meditation/energy sessions
  • Summaries of all sessions
  • Access to archives (audio and video)


Registration is NOW OPEN for the full 8-week program!

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