“Shadow” = any part of ourselves, positive or negative, that we unconsciously repress or deny.
We avoid our shadow selves by projecting onto others what we reject about ourselves, both positive and negative. “You are wonderful… not me” “You are annoying… not me” "You are Awakened and God-Realized... not me"
By doing this we disown and disassociate from our rejected selves.
Thus we push these selves into the unconscious from where they continue to exert a profound influence on our thoughts, feelings and behavior, without our awareness or consent.
Have you ever felt like something just “came over you”? An alter ego that just seemed to take over, leaving you thinking to yourself, why the heck did I do that? Or you might be thinking to yourself, “that wasn’t me” or “how could I have done that!?” Welcome to your dark side.
Or, have you wondered why, even after you have faced, fully experienced and transcended your resistance to something and your emotional charges, they continue to reappear in your life over and over?
It's the disowned shadow personalities hiding in the unconscious (in Sanskrit called “vasanas”, which means personalities or karmic tendencies). They are the culprits who continue to generate and regenerate these charges and programs, again and again.
If we face a charge, or see an unconscious program that is sabotaging our lives, but we do not embrace and reintegrate the shadow that is involved in generating it, the charge and related problems just repeat over and over. We need to bring this cycle to an end. In this course, you will receive the clarity, the tools and the first-hand experience to do exactly that.
On the flip side, as we cease our projections and befriend our shadows, the Unconscious can become a source of great creativity, intuitive insight, unexpected genius and spontaneous egoless action without the obstacle of forethought and self-consciousness. This is especially true as we re-own and re-integrate our positive shadows, especially our projected God-selves. Learn how. Join us May 15 (or anytime online).