We tend to view ourselves as good people. In the movie, The Talented Mr. Riley, the main character Tom Ripley says: Well, whatever you do, however terrible, however hurtful, it all makes sense, doesn’t it, in your head. You never meet anybody that thinks they’re a bad person. This is a valid statement. I doubt Mason, Doner, or the Unibomber thought that what they were doing made them a bad person. I can tell you that when you are truly in touch with your shadow self:
- You can freely admit your shortcomings.
- You have fought with your ego and won
- You know that there will always be work to do
Keeping a journal about your instances and situations can help you analyze how you can better work with your yin and yang. It is a good way to find out your triggers and access points. I am a fire dragon in Chinese astrology. I burn it all down too quickly at times when I could just simply walk away. I have learned through the years how to add water and quench triggers.
Many times, shadow work can be a wake call up to close access points. What cannot access you cannot ail you. Spirituality requires shedding mundane strongholds so that you can level-up and live your purpose.
But the most important acknowledgment does require you to confront yourselves. There is a saying that faith without works is dead. This year, 2020 we have seen much death due to avoiding shadow work. The malfunctioning due to the veil thinning has been epic.
Be safe, drink ph balanced water, and work on your yin and yang.
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May the force be with you.