Our Ego/Shadow Side

“Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others, because the world outside you is only a reflection of the world inside you.” – Dr. Carl G. Jung

Our ego or our shadow side is the piece of us that we created in place of our loving, lighter qualities. This is the part of us that will put us down, criticize us, that is fearful, spiteful, prideful, mistrusting and judgemental. We all know that voice in our heads that calls us or others “stupid” or “unworthy”. Often we ignore this aspect of ourselves in an effort to be positive. However, just like a screaming child wanting to be heard, our ego voice will come back louder and more negatively then before when we do ignore it. When we realize that the ego’s intentions are really positive, to keep us safe and away from danger, we begin to understand that all our egos need is understanding, care, love and encouragement. Once they have this, they will begin to move to a healthier, more positive space and you will begin to hear more and more healthy language in your internal dialogue.