It’s always standing right behind us, just out of view. In any direct light, we cast a shadow. The shadow is a psychological term for everything we can’t see in ourselves. Most of us go to great lengths to protect our self-image from anything unflattering or unfamiliar. And so it’s easier to observe another’s shadow before acknowledging one’s own shadow. Seeing the shadow helps one understand how one can show gifts in one area of life while remaining unaware of poor behavior in other areas. Every human being is susceptible to this. I find working with my shadow a rewarding, yet challenging process. Exploring your own shadow can lead to greater authenticity, creativity, energy, and personal awakening.
The shadow is the “dark side” of our personality because it consists chiefly of primitive, negative human emotions and impulses like rage, envy, greed, selfishness, desire, and the striving for power. However, we cut ourselves off from many of our best qualities, too. All we deny in ourselves—whatever we perceive as inferior, evil, or unacceptable—become part of the shadow. Anything incompatible with our chosen conscious attitude about ourselves relegates to this dark side. The personal shadow is the disowned self. This shadow self represents the parts of us we no longer claim to be our own, including inherent positive qualities. These unexamined or disowned parts of our personality don’t go anywhere. Although we deny them in our attempt to cast them out, we don’t get rid of them. We repress them; they are part of our unconscious. They are part of who we are and make what we are meant to be in this life. We can’t eliminate the shadow. It stays with us as our dark brother or sister. Trouble arises when we fail to see it. For then, to be sure, it is standing right behind us. Due to society and the way others perceive us, we hide this shadow away becasue we are so scared what others will think of us.
I created this candle in order to bring the shadow to the surface in order to be embraced by the soul and loved by the self. Light it when you feel you need to come in alignment with your true higher calling and soul purpose energy.
This listing is for one Soul Goddess Candle. Your item will arrive lovingly parceled in our signature purple paper and homemade mixed sage incense ready for your enjoyment.
- Divine Medium