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What conditions release shadow energies?

Deepak Chopra
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Evil exists in everyone as a shadow, for the very reason that the world is in everyone. Being raised as a good person is a counter to the shadow of evil, of course, and if we return to our list of shaping forces on consciousness, each person would exhibit a different map of influences. But if you are fortunate enough to have made choices on the good side of the equation, you must still acknowledge that the shadow exists in you somewhere.

The following conditions release shadow energies:
  • Removing a sense of responsibility
  • Anonymity
  • Dehumanizing environments
  • Peer examples of bad behavior
  • Passive bystanders
  • Rigid levels of power
  • Prevailing chaos and disorder
  • Lack of meaning
  • Implicit permission to do harm
  • "Us-versus-them" mentality
  • Isolation
  • Lack of accountability
Given the right circumstances, everyone's shadow energy will emerge.

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