Our shadow consists of the aspects that many consider being undesirable such as shame, fear, jealousy, selfishness, weakness, and so on. Our shadow gets a bad rep however there are some positives in there too, often lots of the parts that make us who we authentically are.
The subconscious suppression of these aspects of ourselves remains hidden, squashed down right into our unconscious mind. They don’t go anywhere, they are a part of us. Sometimes we recognise them and we push them aside because it’s ‘not acceptable to be jealous for instance. However, our shadow side often runs the show, without us even being aware. Most particularly when triggered.
When I do my weekly card pull in my free group there is always a message regarding intuition and I understand why.
Many of us in the group have learned not to trust our intuition, not to tune into it, not to value it.
I will give you an example. When you experience a domineering parent or an abusive guardian, your sense of ‘we are just as important as anyone else’ and ‘my opinion matters’ is overridden. Low self-esteem is the result.
‘I am not as worthy as others.’ You subconsciously tell yourself.
There are many other circumstances in which you will adopt this belief in childhood.
A belief that you genuinely believe to be true that over time you pass as fact.
You ignore your own internal navigation system time and time again because you have come to believe that you aren’t reliable or trustworthy. Others know better.