Jul 26, 2021 in Life Coaching
How to Understand Your Shadow Self
The shadow self is an aspect of oneself that is unconsciously repressed or hidden.
It's your turn now! Let's support each other by clicking "Helpful".
How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
“By choosing not to allow parts of ourselves to exist, we are forced to expend huge amounts of psychic energy to keep them beneath the surface.” – Debbie Ford
The shadow self is an aspect of oneself that is unconsciously repressed or hidden. It is part of the unconscious mind consisting of repressed weaknesses, shortcomings, and parts of us which we disown. Carl Jung, the famous Swiss psychologist said the shadow creates a fog of illusion that surrounds the self.
We become trapped in this fog and give the shadow power over us. Much has been written about defeating the shadow, while in essence, we are to embrace it. For in doing so we appreciate that our true nature consists of uniting the light and the dark. It is a move towards wholeness, not separation.
Psychologists often draw an analogy to the mind being akin to an iceberg, i.e. only a fraction of who you are as visible to the physical world. The rest consists of unconscious aspects which one may not be consciously aware of. Dreams offer an insight into that aspect of oneself by shining a light on the unconscious mind.
Our goal in life is to integrate our shadow into the wholeness of our being. We learn to merge with the repressed self by observing there is no separation, rather the integration of all parts which make us human.
Original article: https://www.tonyfahkry.com/how-to-understand-your-shadow-self/