Monday, September 07, 2009

Shadow work, integration and EFT

In contrast to the meditation found in yoga practice, the psychoanalytic aim is to observe the shadowy presentation — whether in the form of images or of feelings — that are spontaneously evolved in the unconscious psyche and appear without his bidding to the man who looks within. In this way we find once more things that we have repressed or forgotten. Painful though it may be, this is in itself a gain — for what is inferior or even worthless belongs to me as my Shadow and gives me substance and mass. How can I be substantial if I fail to cast a Shadow? I must have a dark side also if I am to be whole; and in as much as I become conscious of my Shadow I also remember that I am a human being like any other Modern Man in Search of a Soul ~ Carl Jung

Make a list of the characteristics you 'hate' in others. Make note of the traits you have a big charge on and observe where in your life you see evidence of these same traits, in you and in others. What is the worst possible thing someone could say about you? Is it possible that this may be one of your worst fears? Asking these questions will undoubtedly bring up some tappable issues for you. What we deny, repress or disown we bury in our bodies or project onto others.

Darkness is dispelled by shining a light on the problem, not by casting additional darkness on its path ~ JJ Dewey

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