Sunday, January 22, 2012

Shadow Work

Eat the Rich
Money grubbing greedy bastards, liars and cheats, swindle their own grandmother out of her last dime, wolves in sheep’s clothing, sharks, swindlers, hucksters, grifters and grafters. Fasionistas and robber-barrons, rapacious hoarders, avaricious wanton extravagance. Corrupt power hungry prince’s of privilege.  It’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.

Hey, fear and anger of greed and greedy bastards, who are you and what do want from me?  I want vengeance and justice to rain down like fire upon their heads. I want fairness, equability, and sustainability across the board.  I want goodness and mercy throughout the land.  What is the underlying feeling sense beneath this fear and anger?   Envy perhaps?  Could there be a need to be responsible and to balance power, knowledge and control with a sense of responsibility?

I am this greed, this want, this desire for more, for bigger and better.   I’m this driven-ness,  this power, this Social Darwinism, this cunning pretentiousness. I am consumed with consumerism. I’ve been stricken with affluenza.  My egoic constant craving is the stolen leaven that ruins the whole loaf of bread.


  1. Well.
    And, a happy Monday morning to you, too, Daniel.
    I recommend Nyquil (or a shot of Brandy), a soft pillow, a warm blanky, a comfy bed, and "Chitty-Chitty, Bang-Bang!"

  2. David,
    Shadow Work is a practical practice that I am following. It stems from Carl Gustav Jung's theory of archetypes:
    ar·che·type   [ahr-ki-tahyp]
    the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form; prototype.
    (in Jungian psychology) a collectively inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image, etc., universally present in individual psyches.

    (for instance "motherhood" is the universal archetype for your mom)

    1595–1605; < Latin archetypum an original < Greek archétypon a model, pattern (neuter of archétypos of the first mold, equivalent to arche- arche- + týp ( os ) mold, type + -os adj. suffix)

    The archetype of the Shadow is the Dark Unconscious parts of ourselves that we fail or refuse to see and accept fully. We therefore tend to "project" these ugly unaccepted thoughts, feelings and ideas of ourselves onto others. This is called projection.

    Integral Life Practice makes a place and practical practice for dealing with the "shadow." 1st one must Face It, 2nd one must Talk to It and 3rd on must Be It. This is what I am attempting to do with the Shadow Work posts. Generally you know your dealing with the shadow when you have a heightened emotional reaction to something or someone. I will create a page for more detail on this process in my sidebar for future reference.