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Monday, March 3, 2014

Only The Shadow Knows

Only The Shadow Knows
(See Debbie Ford’s The Dark Side of the Light Chasers)

   Often the difficulties we’re facing represent a part of ourselves that we haven’t learned to deal with – our shadow self. Jung offered the term "shadow" to describe the parts of our personality that we have rejected – often out of fear, ignorance, shame, or lack of love.

    According to Debbie Ford: Our shadows exist to teach us, guide us, and give us the blessing of our entire selves. They are resources for us to expose and explore. The feelings that we have suppressed are desperate to be integrated into ourselves. They are only harmful when they are repressed: then they can pop up at the least opportune times.”

     You will transform your life when you learn to recognize and make peace with your shadow. Your shadow is your teacher, holding the clues to where to focus on making changes. The simplest change being that you learn to love ALL parts of yourself, not just the “good” ones.

What shadow side of yourself is being offered to you to heal
through this current situation?

This is my cat, Shadow. (Sorry, I couldn't resist...)

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