Whatever trait/traits I glorify or identify with strongly, its opposite becomes my shadow. My shadow, my environment is that facet of me that I would never admit to! Never the less its there to poke me, trigger me push all my so-called ‘Buddha’ buttons. These ‘shadows’ emerge as my spouse, friends, family, helpers, employees, and group-circle. They are in my life because all of them are unconscious/repressed me.
The Law of Duality of our existence says that everything is in continuity and has a corresponding opposite within the WHOLE. The contrast is what allows me to “see” it. How can I know one without knowing the other? It’s like a coin with two sides, but both the sides denote the beingness of the coin! Everything that appears, as opposites, are two extremes of the same thing. I shun my shadow/disowned SELVES like plague…but embracing it with unconditional compassion is the only way of accepting and honouring my WHOLE self. Recognizing and acknowledging my disowned SELF doesn’t mean that I have to be that. I understand that they need to be heard and honoured as we all do. Every SELF carries its unique gift and purpose in my life and I’m open to seeing its value. The most important thing in this process is to set boundaries for my ‘inner-child’ who shouldn’t feel unsafe and neglected.
Self-love, self-care, self-nourishment has to be a constant and above all no matter what. Being an adult, I will always keep my ‘inner-child’ safe and happy. Unconditional love is THE Way. #unconditionallove #selflove #selfacceptance #selfinquiry #innerchildtherapy #shadowintegration #secondaryself #primaryself #disownedself #shadowself #innerchildblockage #innerchildacceptance #innerchild #yajanekka #yajanekkas