Our shadow is the collective parts of us that we repress – those behaviors, patterns, and tendencies that take us toward the darkness. We all have a shadow. The question is, to what extent we acknowledge and work with our shadow. A great deal of magical work, especially of the shamanic variety, is about INTEGRATING the shadow with our light.
Shadow can only harm us when it goes unacknowledged and hidden. What we acknowledge comes into the light and can harm us no more. Golden sheen obsidian is the ONLY stone that tackles shadow integration. I wear it in a ring and keep a sphere in my sacred space. And I keep two of these pieces in my medicine bag to always remind me to acknowledge the shadow and integrate it with the light. May you do the same.