The empath, not the facade one, nor the new age one or the one who plays the honey role so to feed on others, the real on knows how to be very indigestible at times. She/he has acknowledged the personal power that comes from the shadow … ok and this is nothing new.
So what is it?
The shadow of the empath is not starting to feel everything and everyone its maximun extent again, even if that is not easy. Indeed some empath do really feel everything and if they have not learned yet to cope with it, they may even feel sick, that is why they choose to withdraw, to close off themselves and become enstranged, … as a matter of fact they do live unhappily even in this way. They avoid being themselves. They have clossed off feeling several times, sometimes they even forget how many times they have made this choice, others remember it well but avoid opening up again, until the closed shutter shows up by itself and asks to be reopened whether you like it or not. So it comes the time when the empaths open up again because they realize that they are not walking the way they should.
However this is not the shadow of the empath. Starting again to feel everything to the maximum exten inside and outside, reactivating memories and sensations is the beginning of the descent towards the shadow.
The real shadow is not the empathic part that feels and has felt everything, it is the other one , which is rather the least fit and acceptable that is made up of everything but for empathy. Ruthless, cold, without emotion. It can be either a small or a big part, depending on the empath (and regardless of of the shadow work already done) the MonSTeR pulls the strings and tricks from the black of the personal hell …of your hell, like a child out of his wit.
Stone of power and kryptonite if not been acknowledged. It has no candied fruit to offer and asks to be seen and loved as it is without being dressed up as acceptable. You accept it and are able to transform only if you accept the fact that it cannot change, there lies all its power. No longer seen as an uncomfortable presence but a vein to tap into and through which experience. At such a point it stops messing with your life and plans. It is a solid alliance that does not make concession either inside or outside.
Place your feet on the ground inside the guts of the earth if you want to retrieve all your wings.