There are three different workshops in Act One, workshops that pull from resonated journal entries:
Workshop 1. shadow and spirit discernment,
Workshop 2. noble and alchemized shadow discernment,
Workshop 3. roots and pursuits discernment.
Act One focuses on discerning which shadows are based on lies and which shadows are based on truth. This is an important exercise because the shadows based on lies, which we call, “alchemized shadows,” are highly reactive and leads to destruction and death. The shadows based on truth, which we call, “noble shadows,” are non-reactive and leads to transformation and grace. May the truth set you free.
Act One also helps the journal-artist discern the voice of the shadow and the voice of the spirit. You will leverage journal-artist pen-pals to help you navigate through the inner voices
Roots and pursuits help you analyze how the inner voices in your head, in the form of thoughts, trigger you to act in constructive ways or destructive ways, depending on which voice, the shadow or the spirit, is talking to you inside your head. It’s important to map out what the thought is saying and whether that thought belongs to the shadow or to the spirit. The next step after discerning these types of voices is to determine how you have acted in the past as a result of listening to such thoughts. This empowers you to begin exercising your free will in choosing which thoughts to act on and which thoughts to not act on. In other words, having the faith to not act on the voices of the shadow while acting on the voices of the spirit.    

Reveal, Deal, Feel, & Heal

Dear Journal-Artist,

Shadow Work can be quite daunting.

“When you are faced with tragedy, sometimes that downward spiral down the black hole seems unending.

The world has moved on while your world has frozen in time.

We believe that ghosts will haunt until they are heard.

The Love Story Organization is designed to help you hear the ghosts of your past so that your shadow self, once elusive, now becomes clear, illuminating the parts that needed to express itself, telling you the parts of your story you weren’t yet ready to face at the time (maybe because it was too painful).

Now is the time, because the pain of stagnation has now become greater than the pain of spiritual, emotional, and personal growth.

We will move you through your own Shadow Work process by providing you with a spiritual weapon, a sword of the spirit, blessed by The Holy Spirit, revealed in the Mystery of Love in 1 Corinthians 13:12 when acted upon:

For now we see a reflection, as in a mirror, then we shall see face to face. For now I know in part, then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

Shadow work is not meant to be done alone. There is a reason why humans must connect. We are designed to love and love is always a connection between two or more divine souls. You are not meant to be isolated, frustrated, and disconnected. You are meant to be interconnected, validated, respected, and liberated.

Shadow work is validating the pain of your past.

Shadow work is designed to bring the soul and the spirit together in compassion because compassion by virtue means to suffer with.

Shadow work is the process of respecting your self because respect is always grounded upon truth and integrating the shadow is the complete truth (the yin and the yang) to the human experience.

Shadow work is the beginning of setting you free because the aim of shadow work is shadow integration. The completion of shadow work is to know good and bad and to exercise your free will in choosing the path that leads to your spiritual freedom.

The shadow is the yin to the yang.

To know your shadow self is to have compassion for the full spectrum that makes you.

The truth is the integrated shadow state, light and dark.

May the truth set you free.

Love & Blessings,

Mingjie Zhai

Journal-Artist & Founder

Begin Act One.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. —John 8:32 NIV