How to Befriend Your Shadow: Welcoming Your Unloved Side by John Monbourquette (Paperback, 2001)
Each of us has a ‘shadow’, composed of everything we have driven into our unconscious for fear of being rejected by the people we loved when we were young. Over the years, we created a whole underground world filled with things that were shameful, displeasing or upsetting to those around us. Our task as adults is to rediscover what makes up our shadow, to bring it into the light, and to use it for our own spiritual growth., If we refuse to do this work, we risk being out of balance psychologically, and our lives and relationships will not reach their fullest potential. Is your shadow your friend or your enemy? That will depend on how you see it and how you relate to it. This book offers you the tools you need to welcome your shadow side., Befriend your shadow, and watch your relationship with yourself and with others grow and deepen!