Projection, no matter whether light or dark is always something detrimental. You not only burden another person with your dark elements or pressures of idolization, but you also avoid taking responsibility for your Shadow and lose the opportunity of finding a state of ecstatic Wholeness.
So use the word as your mirror. Write down what you observe about yourself. Be open-minded and receptive. Show kindness toward yourself. Soon you will be on your way to reclaiming all parts of yourself and move closer and closer toward Wholeness.
Finally, a few more ideas for meeting your Shadow Self might include:
- Practicing meditation each day (for 30 minutes or longer) often shines the light on Shadow parts
- Developing more self-awareness (this allows you to become more conscious of your words, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, thus allowing you to identify your faults more easily)
- Asking friends, partners, or loved ones what they feel are your greatest personality faults
- Ensuring that you adopt an analytical, non-judgmental, and compassionate attitude toward yourself, rather than playing the role of the prosecutor, judge, or defender which hinders your ability to embrace your Shadow Self fullyFor more guidance, see our shadow work article.
Source – LonerWolf.com