shadow ego

Understanding Shadow Work: Pt. I

What is the Shadow?

The Shadow (or Shadow-Self), as I will refer to it, is comprised of the aspects of ourselves that we often try to hide or deny. It is a mental complex, as defined by Carl Jung, to contain all of those aspects of the personality that have been rejected by the Ego– pushed down into our subconscious (namely during childhood) as part of our coping strategies.

In brief, Jung defines the Ego as the focal point of personal consciousness– the aspects of ourselves that we readily acknowledge and identify with. Generally, all of the characteristics, thoughts, feelings, urges and tendencies within us that we shun and/or condemn– typically with moral indignation– usually comprise the Shadow.

Not to cause confusion, but it should be stated that the Shadow-Self can possess both negative and positive qualities. The parts we condemn and deny or otherwise find objectionable are the “negative” aspects, whereas the parts that reflect what we envy and admire in others (long for) are considered the “positive” aspects.

When the Shadow remains buried in our subconscious, it tends to repeatedly manifest some very serious repercussions– perpetuating a vicious, unconscious cycle of thought patterns, emotions, behaviors and decisions that typically do not serve (and often hinder) our spiritual evolution and/or general well-being. Hence the importance of shadow work. 

“There are no limits to your being, only those you ascribe to yourself.
There are no limits to your understanding, only those that are due to trying to understand with the mind.
There is no limit to your light, except the dark shadows of the ego cast upon the sky which we call the self.
Shake your soul! Awaken it from slumber! The time has come to awaken to your divine being.”

~ Pir Vilayat

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“Here’s the First Page to My Screenplay Where Mike Pence is Actually Sheldon From Big Bang Theory’s Alter Ego, Shadow Sheldon” 

Your Moment Of Zen: One of a kind Drax Shadow action figure
[May 16th, 2016]

When members of the WWE meet an extraordinary fan like Elijah Manville, they take such a liking to him that they want nothing more than to make him feel welcome in their WWE family. Elijah Mainville, also known as Drax Shadow, was introduced to the world by his favorite wrestler, Stardust, just a few months ago. As if that isn’t cool enough, Elijah received a very cool gift in the mail from his friends Triple H and Stephanie McMahon: an official Mattel WWE Elite action figure of his alter ego, Drax Shadow!

This, my friends, is the definition of the coolest thing ever for ANY kid. Imagine being able to kick someone’s ass using your friggin’ self. What’s funny is, he “signed a WWE contract” in August and already has a figure. Quicker than most could say!