November 16, 2022
Ask Deepak

Integrating the Shadow.

Quote.

When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

Question:

What does one have to do in life in order to grow and integrate the shadow and the ego because this ultimately makes one stronger? What causes the process of growth to occur? Does it happen with age or do we have to take action to confront our fears?

Response:

The shadow parts of our self are the feelings and memories that we have repressed and suppressed out of guilt, shame and fear. To heal them we need to bring them out of the shadows and into the light — the light of our conscious awareness. That begins by not denying them anymore. From there we need to see them, and acknowledge them as a part of us, without judging them. This leads to self-forgiveness, emotional release, healing and eventually integration of those shadow energies into your larger self. This process of growth is natural and inherent within us, but we need to consciously cooperate with it for it to flow smoothly. The key to all of this is non-judgmental awareness. Self-acceptance contains the self-love and patience required for the healing process to unfold.

Love,

Deepak

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