The Shadow Self

Darkness Trapped Inside

The ‘shadow self’ has been well documented over time. Carl Jung in particular is famous for many of his theories about the shadow self. He was not talking about being bad. What he was referring to was the energy we can hold inside us emotionally. As a child we can absorb and take on low vibrating energy of others around us. As we all do with trauma, as children and adults. Our shadow selves (the trapped painful emotions) plays out their 'dark' energy throughout our lives, because that is exactly what our subconscious does.

Unless we change the way we have perceived life it can be difficult to accept the existence of our shadow self. If we simply think we are blood and bone bumping along in life, and stuff ‘just happens to us’, we may not want to accept a deeper understanding of our shadow self. By going deeper we can start to acknowledge a greater force going on, other than the ones we perceive with our physical senses. Unconscious forces which are pulling the strings of our life. A deeper understanding allows us to take our power back, and allows us to access liberation despite the suffering we have already lived.  To access this emancipation from our wounds entails taking our journey inwards, deeper and wider. 

The Potent Energy of the Shadows

Our shadows are the parts of us that feel separated from worthiness, separated from life and separated from love, wholeness, security and well-being. It's very important to understand that as human beings, we ALL have shadows.When we are acting unconsciously it means there is a force running our life which we feel powerless to overcome.The best indication there are shadows within – when you have thoughts, emotions, addictions, reactions and compulsions that overtake you.

The shadows that threaten to destroy us, are in fact our saviors if we choose to become conscious. They are waking us up to evolve ourselves, and to rid ourselves of the ancestral wounds of worthlessness, abuse and abused that we all carry. They are propelling us to raise consciousness and to change our world.   

Our shadows sit dormant, until they are triggered (either from within or without), and then life starts permeating our emotions into our life. Our shadows drain energy out of our battery cell, rather than replenishing it. 

Bringing Light to the Shadows

Look at our world at the unconsciousness of the lack of emotional intelligence and inner understanding of how we really generate life. Look at the pattern of treating symptoms but not going into the reasons for causes. Our world is modeled on instant gratification and quick fixes without dealing with the real reasons. We have been separated from each other, separated from Oneness, and separated from our own inner beings.Humankind is wounded.  Source:Melanie Tonia Evans.


  1. The Root Chakra deals with survival and is blocked by the Shadow of Fear.
  2. The Sacral Chakra deals with relationships with others and pleasure and is blocked by the Shadow of Guilt and Blame.
  3. The Solar Plexus Chakra deals with relationship with self and willpower and is blocked by the Shadow of Shame.
  4. The Heart Chakra deals with giving and receiving love and is blocked by the Shadow of Grief.
  5. The Throat Chakra is blocked by the Shadow of Silence, Lies or Secrets
  6. The Third Eye Chakra deals with insight and is blocked by the Shadow of Illusion.  
  7. The Crown Chakra deals with cosmic energy and is blocked by the Shadow of Ego Attachments.