How We Contribute to the Collective Shadow

Whenever a group, society or nation strongly believes in its own moral righteousness, superiority or entitlement, the collective shadow is present. In regards to cultural self-development, the shadow work definition defines shadow traits as usually undesirable ones based upon race, culture, politics, religion or other qualities that are disowned by a collective mass of one group and are placed onto another group or population. This communal phenomenon can exist from small groups (e.g., sports team or church) to an entire country.

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Diane Hancox is a counsellor & psychotherapist in Parksville, BC. Through insightful, soul-based sessions & online courses, Diane helps people manage trauma and find meaning in life. Author of "Soul Reflections: Living a More Conscious & Meaningful Life."