Shine the gold - shadow work

 

Self-directed living 

"As each layer of shadow is mined from the darkness, as each fear is faced and each projection reclaimed, the gold shines through.....The rewards are profound. Shadow-work enables us to alter our self-sabotaging behavior so that we can achieve a more self-directed life.

Unconscious of your story, you are in its grasp; but with consciousness, an alchemical process begins: The solidity of the complex dissolves and you can open up to the arrival of a new archetype, the birth of a new cycle of life. In the shadow, then, lies our myth and our fate.

If you can hold the tension of opposite points of view in your intimate relationships with people, instead of making somebody right and somebody wrong, you are really taking an evolutionary step.

However, if you are unconscious of your story, you are in its grasp; but with consciousness, an alchemical process begins: The solidity of the complex dissolves and you can open up to the arrival of a new archetype, the birth of a new cycle of life. In the shadow, then, lies our myth and our fate.....Shadow-making happens in families and makes us who we are. It leads to shadow-work, which makes us who we can become."

- Connie Zweig

     

     

     

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