Shadow energies make themselves known whenever a controlled situation turns unexpectedly anxious or causes unexpected anger or dread.
If you feel guilty or ashamed of yourself after you experience these, then you have touched, however briefly, on the shadow.
An eruption of irrational feeling isn’t he same as releasing them.
Venting is not purification.
So don’t mistake an outburst for catharsis.
When a shadow energy truly leaves, there is no resistance anymore, and you see something you didn’ t see before.
Adapted from The Book of Secrets, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2004).