Integrating An EVIL Shadow | Carl Jung

Hello everyone! November 2019 is over, which means that it’s
time for another Q&A. As you may know by now: this is the public
Q&A. There’s also a Patreon edition for those
who want to support my work. In this public edition, I’m going to talk
about a Jungian psychological concept called the shadow. More specifically: integrating an evil shadow. Basically everyone – even the most positive
person you’ll meet – has a dark side. As Swiss psychologist Carl Jung stated: everyone
has a shadow. The shadow is an unconscious collection of
undesired characteristics. These could be positive ones too, like creativity,
that one has repressed because it’s, for example, looked down upon by family members. I’ve made a separate video about the shadow
if you want to know more. In the comment section, I stumbled upon a
question by Caleb about the integration of an ‘evil’ shadow. I quote: I truly believe that my shadow is evil. Hellish even. Why would I want to integrate this? I see it as something external and out of
my control, and would love to have it severed from my existence. All it does is making my life much more difficult
than it needs to be. End quote. The whole idea of the shadow is that it includes
a repressed evil side of oneself, that can even be what you call ‘hellish’. So it’s normal. The positive thing, in my opinion, is that
you are at least conscious of it to some degree. What makes you think that this shadow part
of yours is hellish? What are the characteristics you’re aware
of? Do they appear in your dreams? Do you have strong projections onto other
people that, basically, represent the things that you’re unconsciously repressing? According to Carl Jung, dreams, as well as
projections, are basically echoes of the shadow. In dreams, it manifests in the form of symbols
and metaphors, and projections arise because we see in others what we deny in ourselves. For example: if we react emotionally and aggressively
against, let’s say, homosexuality like Frank Fitts did in the movie American Beauty, this
might be a sign that there’s some form of repressed homosexuality in ourselves. The same goes for strong disapproval of someone
who’s sexually active or even promiscuous, which might come from sexual repression or
frustration in the person who has this strong disapproval. Now, a shadow is mostly out of control because
it operates unconsciously. Unless you manage to make the unconscious
conscious which is the purpose of shadow work. According to Jungian psychology you shouldn’t
repress your shadow side; instead, it’s recommended to manage and integrate it, so
you can control it instead of it controlling you. The more you deny the shadow, the denser it
becomes. So, this might be a result of many years of
repression of unwanted characteristics, that sometimes tend to come out in an extreme form. Accepting these things, no matter how dark
and hellish, doesn’t mean acting upon them. Instead, it means shedding light upon them
to understand them better. The acceptance of the shadow self lies in,
at least, temporarily letting go of societal norms of what is good and evil, and accept
that the dark side is part of your nature. In nature, is there good and evil? Well, in my observation there are things that
we, as living beings, are biologically inclined towards, like survival. Let’s say that, somehow, you’ve discovered
within yourself that you have a deep desire for killing, or perhaps even for torture and
in your free time you bully people online and torment animals. It sounds like a pretty dense shadow to me. Now, I think in the light of Jungian psychology,
we can reduce these dark desires to the primitive drives of power and death. In nature, we see that most animals carry
these drives with them. A cat, for example, can be a very cute, cuddly
animal, but have you ever see it catching a mouse and toying with it until it dies? This part of the cat is very cruel and murderous. But I think that we can all agree that a cat
isn’t a cat without both its cuddly and murderous sides. We simply accept animals for having these
dark instincts, yet we have much difficulty accepting them in humans. Sure, we have norms, religions, et cetera
to get along better, as they are the basis of civilization. But the sacrifice we make as humans is that
we hide our darker sides – the things that are not socially accepted – just to fit in. Thus, we wear a mask – the persona. “There is no light without shadow and no
psychic wholeness without imperfection,” An evil shadow is part of the complete self. So denying it would be denying yourself. The question was, of course, how can you integrate
this evil shadow? It starts with making the unconscious conscious
and then the acceptance that this evil, this madness, is part of you, and that you’re
better off knowing it, than being oblivious to it. Here’s what Carl Jung wrote about this in
his Red Book, which is his personal account of his imaginative experiences during a period
of voluntary confrontation with the unconscious. I quote: “Be silent and listen: have you recognized
your madness and do you admit it? Have you noticed that all your foundations
are completely mired in madness? Do you not want to recognize your madness
and welcome it in a friendly manner? You wanted to accept everything. So accept madness too. Let the light of your madness shine, and it
will suddenly dawn on you. Madness is not to be despised and not to be
feared, but instead you should give it life…If you want to find paths, you should also not
spurn madness, since it makes up such a great part of your nature…Be glad that you can
recognize it, for you will thus avoid becoming its victim. Madness is a special form of the spirit and
clings to all teachings and philosophies, but even more to daily life, since life itself
is full of craziness and at bottom utterly illogical. Man strives toward reason only so that he
can make rules for himself. Life itself has no rules. That is its mystery and its unknown law. What you call knowledge is an attempt to impose
something comprehensible on life.” End quote. The madness you may find during periods of
introspection, and using methods like active imagination and dream analysis, could be considered
too disturbing to integrate in your daily life. But integration doesn’t mean the we should
‘act’ upon it. First of all, there’s an energy aspect involved
with these dark, repressed characteristics, which means that they could be harvested to
achieve goals. It could be food for creative outlets, but
also for physical exercise. A great example of this is David Goggins,
who’s regarded the toughest man alive, partly because of his almost superhuman achievements
in the area of sports, like the world record for most pull ups, running several ultra-marathons
and triathlons and facing many obstacles like asthma, obesity, difficulties in learning,
et cetera. He also completed Navy SEAL training in his
thirties, against all odds. For me, the most interesting thing about his
story was that in his youth he was severely physically abused by his father and also severely
bullied at school. His early life was filled with violence, which
created a tremendous amount of anger and grief below the surface of a very timid, anxious,
obese man with a stutter. When he decided to turn his life around, he
was able to channel his rage and fear into extraordinary accomplishments. “Denial is the ultimate comfort zone,”
Goggins said. And I think that’s surprisingly true in
regards to the shadow. It’s also true that staying in the comfort
zone of denial and the unwillingness to see the dark in oneself, will only lead to bigger
problems later on. Integration can simply be the acknowledgement
that it’s there, just to prevent that it leverages one’s awareness of it to take
control. Imagining these disowned qualities can give
one insight, and channel the energy that comes from it into better, productive things. Perhaps, if these characteristics are violent,
they could be developed into something beneficial, by martial arts for example. I personally think that acceptance and awareness
– without acting on it – is the key when facing our dark side, because when our shadow is
off the radar, we can’t monitor it, let alone control it, so we’ll never know when
it suddenly lashes out towards ourselves or the outside world. As spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle once said:
“what you accept you go beyond.” Thank you for watching.

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  • SteelySnow7 says:

    Wow dude, awesome that you managed to build a bridge between David Goggins and the shadow. His teachings are something that I've listened and found inner peace and strength from. My vision of these things is more clear now.

  • Heather A says:

    The Satanic bible is all about this topic. No I am not a Satanist it was just an interesting read.

  • Astra Diabolicus says:

    Shadow work isn’t a joke, I was a devout satanist for years because I let my shadow take over, stoicism is the light I needed to find my way out of the abyss

  • Crazy4Dumplings says:

    Amazing video man.

  • Diana Ionita says:

    I went on a weed edible trip yesterday. I felt chest pain (not for the first time and, likely, from acid reflux, my doctor says) and my anxiety skyrocketed. I saw the face of Death as clearly as I now see YouTube. Then I thought, "How do I know for sure that my next breath won't be my last one? I don't". I very much wanted to live. Yet I know that is not under my control.
    I guess mortality is what I'm working on integrating. I'm doing that by accepting that I don't know when my last breath will be and that's alright. I can think about/focus on other things instead of circling that bottomless pit.

  • Don Ottovich says:

    i love you wolf!! you rip my heart out, everytime..🙏🙏

  • Tübermensch says:

    Do you really want to meet your shadow? Think of The Person you absolutely despise, yet simultaneously envy if you're completely honest.

    A person that if you described to others they would find your hatred irrational, if not totally comical.

    Now meditate on this person, not in anger, but as an nature observer attempting to make first contact with a feral beast. Be patient…

    Visualize this person is just a blank canvas that your shadow prefers to paint on, the picture it paints is pure communication from your shadow to your ego.

    Your shadow projection on to this person will reflect some very painful truths, and inconvenient facts about you – to you.

    This confrontation with the shadow can be so wounding to the ego, that it isn't uncommon for another entity to immerge so that the ego may maintain Psychological integrity.

    Some call this entity an alter-ego. David Goggins confronted his shadow and named it "Goggins". He communicates with "Goggins" as a totally separate entity. This is an example of an individuated pysche that has integrated its Shadow.

  • Steve Rogers says:

    When a cat toys with a mouse, I think it’s play, not evil.

  • goodboybuddy1 says:

    This was particularly useful to me today. Thanks, you have been very helpful.

  • Ana Miss says:

    My shadow is my only friend. 😔

  • Chronicles of AJ says:

    thats the yin and yang of life

  • Lloyd Anderson says:

    Jesus said resist not evil. That means don't give evi it's power through resistance. The less resistant you are the less power it has over you.

  • God of Goddesses says:

    The majority of people in America are out of their minds. They don't know what bathroom to use.

  • Randall Wells says:

    Check out the original Star Trek episode titled "The Enemy Within".

  • Niko says:

    I love how u spell "the shadow" ^^

  • Rowan Sadasivan says:

    where does he get these clips?

  • Liam clarke mcleod says:

    Failed NNN and i suspect my shadow side influenced me

  • Seth Iddings says:

    Good question Kaylab

  • Evn Stevn says:

    If you leave the shadow in darkness, it’ll only grow

  • Luke Johnson says:

    Shadows and light, good and bad, are these not just perspectives?

  • Bez Nervoze says:

    This is getting old.

  • Marcia Santucci says:

    Thank you 🙏☮️🌹🌹🌹

  • Cherrybomb888 says:

    When I did my Shadow work course there were specific steps to use when we were ‘triggered’ or ‘fucked up’ to help integration. I use these everyday now which has allowed for more peace and less chaos in my life.

  • Patrick Leclercq says:

    9:04 What you accept, you go beyond – Thanks !

  • Dead Pool says:

    Religion suppress our shadow that’s why people deny there self . Let go of religion, god and devil are the same. As above so below stop repression. That’s why some people believe in anarchy,chaos.

  • Robert Alexandre says:

    Thank you.

  • Rudyspective 1 says:

    Understand your evil, then you’ll know what it means to be good.

  • Michael Libert says:

    What happened to spooky stories?

  • Owen English says:

    The contents of the shadow will be perceived as evil by any subject

  • D. J. Kinsella says:

    "I'm the bad guy?"

  • D. J. Kinsella says:

    How do you all feel about child molesters? Let's make it really real.

  • D. J. Kinsella says:

    The Mind is Flat. Jung was wrong.

  • Forthe Lulz says:

    Awesome video! I would like to see a video about good and evil and if moral is "just" an opinion!

  • Louis CL says:

    Thumbnail wallpaper?

  • Al i says:

    2:32 made me thinking. Btw: Thanks.

  • Mysterion says:

    To me, the shadow is only evil for as long as it isn't integrated. The whole idea of someone rejecting it, comes from one's definition of bad vs. good. In an absolute sense, good and bad have no meaning. We are just made up of traits and behavioral inclinations that aid in survival and reproduction, i.e. evolution. This is a process that stands outside of morality, and hence our traits and behavioral inclinations are outside of morality. Morality comes into play if we consider what to do with these traits and behavioral inclinations in the context of happiness. And I believe each and every trait and behavioral inclination, including those in the shadow, can aid happiness if yielded under the right circumstance. Once integrated, the shadow thus becomes a potentially positive tool. It is all about when and when not to act on it. Moreover, simply ending that internal struggle relieves a lot of stress.

  • Wilma says:

    As far as I understand, a shadow is not an evil part of me. It is a immature selfconcept or bundle of thoughts and feelings that come forth of this immature selfconcept.
    This selfconcept is build on experiences in my youth or in past lifes that are not understood by the psyche at that moment and are surrounded by fear and other emotions. Because of the inability to handle the fear at that moment, due to immaturity, my psyche has pushed the whole thing in the subconscious, to be dealt with it later.
    When it comes up in later life, it will always be surrounded by the emotions that were present at the moment it was pushed away. In order to 'so called, integrate' this shadow the emotions and thoughts that accompany them need to be dealt with, but now from a matured perspective.

    The shadow will come up in dreams or be mirrored by other people as for me to get acquainted with it, since it is in the shadow where I can't see it. In the time my psyche offers this shadow to me in order to shed light on it, I will firstly resist it because of the fear that accompanies it, thus giving myself a change to push it back in the subconscious.
    Integrating it merely means becoming more and more aware of it by accepting it to be there. And dealing with all the emotions, especially the fear by being willing to feel it all and find out it doesn't wipe me out as the fear tries to make me believe. Rather the opposite is true, it frees me and leaves me more light and more whole.

  • Liquid Water says:

    this rox

  • Paul says:

    Fascinating subject. I'd love to hear more about the shadow & integration in future videos.

  • Nando says:

    Yes! Transmute your shadow into an effective and productive part of your being. Turn your inner demon into your guardian and protector. Find ways to make it work in your favor. And thus, it will never become an out-of-control monster. In this life, we all must learn to love all aspects of ourselves. The good, the beautiful, the bad and the ugly. Thanks for making this video.

  • Knight Of Hope says:

    Yo!! I thought this was a song or something! lol! The thumbnail!

  • Shrimp Shrimp says:

    Wanna kill?
    Play Call Of Duty : Mobile

  • Kellan P says:

    I love watching this channel, it's content teaches so much in a very good way. The narrator's voice is really nice to listen to.
    Thank you very much Einzelganger.
    Are there any other YouTube channels that create videos about philosophy and theology that teach you like this channel ?

  • R O says:

    I like to think of my shadow like Naruto Nine tails fox

  • Steven Campbell says:

    Thank you very enlightening.

  • Mathematics Fanatic says:

    my shadow will kill you one day

  • Just Stardust says:

    Very interesting topic. It reminded me of several movies.

  • Megabyte Medusa says:

    Taming the shadow is an act of transformation.

    Madness is a part of me and I embrace it, as I wouldn't be who I am without it. I've experienced its self destructive power in trying to deny it or covering it with shame. In acknowledging it, I mold it into fuel for my creativity, and intense anger has been honed into a tool in the form of drive and determination to aid my life goals. … In an "acceptable" way, of course.

  • anonymous reviewer says:

    💖 this is a smart channel

  • Because Pancakes says:

    These images are scaring the crud out of me!😱

  • ZChan Singha says:

    Your videos made me appreciate Yin and Yang.

  • Vivek Salotkar says:

    Everyone person has a story behind his dark side.

  • Scott kraft says:

    People would know the truth if it smacked them in the face these days

  • Lauri Allan Törni says:

    Magnífico, un placer empezar el dia con tus vídeos.

  • Arseniy Yavorśkyi says:

    for some reason I always associated evil with power and strength.

  • Muhammad Umer says:

    “"No tree can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell."
    — Carl Jung
    Jung was probably referring to the following:

    “But it is the same with man as with the tree. The more he seeks to rise into the height and light, the more vigorously do his roots struggle earthward, downword, into the dark, the deep – into evil.”

    — Friedrich W. Neitzche
    (Thus spake Zarathustra)

  • HEK 293 says:

    I have mine locked down in my head. I love my dark side. I like it a lot. I keep it in good shape because i occasionally need to let it out. I always feel like the incredible hulk. I have learned how to integrate my dark side into my everyday life. It comes in handy. I need it. I want it. It is a part of who i am. Without it i wouldn't be the person i am today. I enjoy letting my dark persona out every once in a while.

  • Carl Fernandes says:

    This is why the Joker is one of the top movies of this year. At a certain level, he is the shadow.

  • Alessandra Farias says:


  • Sean Aaron says:

    If I don't integrate my darkness in a healthy manner, darkness will integrate me.

  • condor de los andes says:

    Its really confusing. There´s a lot of theorical content but no instructions of how to emerge your shadow to the surface, or just recognize it. Is there any book that i can read to understand this topic better? Of course Jung would be an excellent start point, but im afraid i ll not understand him on the short run. First book of Jung to read? any recomendation?

  • Aika Papa says:

    Why do we need civilization again ? In nature, it is the strong who survive and the weak fall prey and die. The law of power rules survival. In "civilized" society, it is ironically still the same. The survival of the fittest pattern of behavior is still very prevalent. Strength can be muscular but also mental. So survival of the fittest, smartest, richest, more manipulative, cruelest still applies to civilizations. WE HAVE NEVER LEFT THE JUNGLE lol ! Hypocrisy at its best.

  • D L L says:

    Step 1) Stop thinking of it as evil

    Everything in the shadow is a positive, helpful element (in some capacity), or it was until you repressed it, ignored it and tormented it into becoming a monster. Setting yourself up to fight against it as if it were an external demon will only empower it more — you cannot beat yourself mentally with force in the same sense you can't pick yourself up off the ground. Instead figure out what healthy thing you turned into a monster and start nursing and loving it back to help.

    A God ignored is a demon born.

  • JoyOfLife Fck says:

    Go fck yourself.

  • Hulio Dos Santos says:

    Gute Arbeit Einzelgänger, weiter so 💪🏽

  • jay says:

    "If you have arachnophobia you secretly want to bang spiders!"
    what weak logic

  • impurfekt says:

    When I allowed space for my demons and really listened they became teachers, mentors and guardians. In my view this is the primary purpose of meditation. Not guided, headphone escapism. But literally staring at a wall and not moving. Peace thru integration. It is not quick and easy. But it will change you forever.

  • Mantas Veb says:

    If I don't remember my dreams, what should I analyze?

  • Henk Verhaeren says:

    Great video. Thanks. It is important information. It will improve the world if people become aware of this.

  • steve coley says:

    We all have dark shadows. During the Middle Ages Rembrandt painted his portraits using two thirds dark and 1/3rd light. The impressionists came along and it was 2/3rds light and 1/3rd dark. This was accomplished with the masterful harmonizing of color.

    We should attempt to do the same.

    Life is art. And art is life.

  • carlos valentin says:

    this is Gloria Maria Torres Sanchez Valentin exactly 5 minutes to4 AM I had figth with pupi I afraid I do not know who he is I am hurthing shot in the head 10 Times my head is scruciathing PAIN ON MY EYE AND HEAD I WILL LEAVE TO NEW YORK TO LIBERTY SHEALTER 1 gloria Perfurf To DIE THAN TO FIGTH today is decemmber 2 2019 god bles you please PRAY FOR ME IAM CRYING IN SPRITE

  • joxer cat says:

    do you suggest we have the same conditional upbringing of Goggins to channel and achieve goals ?…This would be almost be a Spartan existence training in their Agoghi and face hardship and abuse . And yet the Macedonian Greek ruler Alexander came from a privileged background and achieved more than the Spartans ever could ?..but he also had a shadow side to him and killed his father and other siblings in order to be ruler ; a borderline Machiavellian sociopath !.. Great videos and insights ! keep up the good work !.

  • White Reaper says:

    Hellish. Lmao. Children. My shadow took on my spiritual parent energy. Aka fucking Nergal. Aka the original devil. Mine isn't a metaphor

  • White Reaper says:

    I know I'm a monster. Therefore I know I'm a good person

  • Jim Kemmink says:

    Eckhart Tolle is a fraud.

  • Giovanni Feresin says:

    So, the plot of "A Wizard of Earthsea"? Got it.

  • Mclovin says:

    put subtitle option in portuguese please

  • Just Win says:

    Referencing Goggins, amazing

  • Fresh Beginnings says:

    I sometimes wish i was a knight slaying others on a battlefield. I have major power fantasies, and i gotta admit, the only thing stopping me from doing what i can to dominate others into submission is the law. I guess i have intigrated them, because i feel no shame in it. I am who i am. I also fully embrace my narcisistic qualities. It is frustrating though. I have to add i would not hurt innocent people. That would hurt my heart. I do wish for ultimate power, and if i ever got it-it might corrupt me. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. I probably would not be strong enough to resist the primal urges.

  • Brazier Sin says:

    Evil always finds away…

  • Sara Salah says:

    Very true

  • Ink by the barrel And paper by the pound says:

    Earned a sub

  • The Doctornaut says:

    It was a relief to find that I no longer needed to battle the evils of the world, I need only battle the shadow within

  • Hi it's Paeonia and I'm Everything! says:

    I think my shadow came into being when my mom and I almost died during the birth process. I noticed on the outside of my shadow appearance it looked grown but on the inside of it was a small sweet newborn black baby! It's called divine love. It had suffered a lot of trauma and that's why my soul stayed a new born for so long because it was not always with me to grow. I believe I lost it during that birth process.

    I got that inner child aspect of my soul back but as soon as that happened a celebrity(I kid you not) invaded my body and put the baby in a 'sunken place," so she could try to overcome my consciousness. They killed or chased away the mother aspect of my soul so the baby was left to fend for itself.
    This stuff is real I'm talking about.

    After being invaded, a lot of war, death, turmoil happened on the inside of me because they brought insect spirits with them. Insect spirits destroy souls and lion spirits make a soul filthy and soiled. This was something that involved lots of govts and leaders meeting in private to conspire against me. I never got over the trauma of witnessing so many powerful people and dignitaries coming together to try to destroy the soul of a person they never even met. These people turn families, friends, associates, future friends against you behind your back. That's what makes me think that this might have been something planned when I was a baby. The celebrity is a nuisance because she wants everyone to worship her as God and lots transferring my soul essence, power, spiritual resources and gifts to that person thinking that it will make her into me. It wont as we are not the same soul or being, even though people think we look alike. All of my children on this earth favor me and him(The Original I and Me =I AM) ya'll ain't ready for that!

    Many angels were hurt in the process, including my son and I will never get over that.

    It seems if I allow this celebrity to ride my coat tail, take credit for my past accomplishments, steal as much as she wants from me, destroy my relationships, slander me constantly with her acting like the victim, getting forced into a relationship/friendship with her even thoughI dont want to, invade my space make my soul defiled and filthy then maybe just maybe the parasite wont completely destroy me.

    Now you see how the shadow came about?

  • Vitezslav Slavik says:

    Shadow is not an evil. It's your denial of the evil. What you are afraid to see and admit it as a true. You are more likely to do it and not call it evil. It could be narcissism in disguise, denied rage. When you say I'm not that way, it means you probably are. People around you can also help you recognize that, so listen closely.

  • eddy oklobdzija says:

    The most difficult aspects of psychic integration are the emotions associated with these FEELING TONED COMPLEXES, as we call them. Emotions are very difficult to deal with and involve great suffering for the person. This is where the conflict lies, with a highly charged emotional complex.
    As Jung had always stressed over and again in his writings, these issues cannot be solved by a clever intellect, like that involved in moving pieces on a chess board. Here he differentiates between the AESTHETIC ATTITUDE with that of JUDGEMENT. The former is merely an intellectual analysis, and produces poor results, since one simply watches his drama, but does not actively participate. Only through an act of judgment upon himself which he makes a morally binding obligation to himself can he hope to come to terms with his division and hope to integrate his personality.
    He and I both are the first to trash all of these theosophical movements that believe that it's all a matter of THINKING, when it is really a matter of FEELING.
    Nothing changes and the Shadow is not integrated.
    Evidently, I've taken the masters words to heart and have become a master myself.

  • Dating Flow says:

    Love your content 🙂

  • Emi D says:

    Can you recommend some books by Carl Jung or Taoism?

    Greetings from Germany!

  • Frosticles the Benificent says:

    Evil is in the eye of the beholder.
    If you asked a Nazi in 1939 if they thought they were evil, they probably would have laughed and informed you their country was at the cutting edge of social engineering.
    See how that works?

  • Con Litras says:

    Great Content !

  • Cultuur? Ken dat oek in de frituur? says:

    0:47 what is that art called

  • domo says:

    Wow, what a vid.

  • Daan Hakvoort says:

    Much needed content on youtube, great channel! Lekker bezig pik

  • supercraptastic says:

    Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering

  • Cheyne Purdy says:

    Thank you

  • Headache says:

    As the lungs, eyes and heart do not require any learning. Almost like a bios to a computer, it’s there good to go automatically. Then again there is shadow.exe

  • MehGamer says:

    This may have just saved me. I've been struggling with this for awhile and this will help me on the right track. Thank you. Perfect timing to subscribe to your videos is with this subject.

  • Ibrahim Manaa says:

    My first encounter with my shadow was about a month ago and it was very dangerous I felt that I was out of control, and thankfully there was people around me or I could have harmed my self or others , however the traumendou amount of energy was amazing, since then I've been working on my shadow but now I have more dangerous and violent tendencies.

  • michael91745 says:

    So for example, say my shadow consisted of selfish jealousy and resultant anger in relationships, a good integration would be acknowledging it and why it’s there then using said emotional and mental energy from it to motivate myself in being the better passionate partner?

  • TheDarkOne9942 says:

    Can a shadow be some external thing that an individual internalized or is the shadow ALWAYS coming from oneself?

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