April 10, 2019
Dancing with the Demons
At some point in our development we realize that we have a Shadow, a part of our being that is below the level of awareness and that operates in our life in ways that can hold back our development and even cause a lot of suffering. We sometime refer to this as our “demons.” By definition, we can’t see our own Shadow clearly because we’re usually looking at life through it—or identifying as it. But once we realize this, we begin looking for the tools and support we need to work with our Shadow material.
One of the reasons the STAGES model of development is becoming more well known is that it is remarkably precise in helping us locate where in our past Shadow may have been created. When we do this, we can begin to see how our current difficulties are connected to early experience, which has been layered over and forgotten, or perhaps occurred before we had memory recall. STAGES gets us to this “location” rather quickly and efficiently.