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Deepak Chopra, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answeredBringing consciousness to any energy defuses it. This followsnaturally from the statement that the intensity of shadow energiesis a way of getting noticed. If an energy demands your attention,then paying attention will begin to satisfy it. An overlooked childisn't placated by one glance. It takes time to change any behaviorfor good or ill and, like children, our shadow energies get stuckin patterns and habits. But this doesn't alter the general truththat if you bring light into the shadow, its distortions start tolessen and eventually are healed. Is there time enough and patienceto do the whole job thoroughly? There's no fixed answer tothat. Depression, for example, is a complex response that can be healedby insight, compassion, patience, caring attention from others,willingness, and professional therapy. Or you can take a pill andnot bother. The choice is personal and varies from person toperson. Conditions as apparently hopeless as childhood autism havebeen cured by parents who spent enormous amounts of time andattention to bring a child back from darkness. The darkness was adistortion in consciousness that needed light to be cured. Theshadow in all its forms requires consciousness in the form of lightand love, and the only limit to healing is how much of ourselves weare willing to give to the project.