I often wonder if Hillary has the Charlie the Tuna Fish Shadow: “Sorry Hillary, you are good enough for the Tuna Factory.” This election to me feels like Hillary’s Ground Hog Day, a reenactment of her Obama fight. Is there a hidden shadow in her psyche that becomes her own obstacle? Her email stumble was an unnecessary blunder. Just when everything was going right, she creates more rocks for the Right’s stoning.
Her opponents keeps asking what she is hiding? No one can see what they are talking about because you can’t see the Shadow, but we sense something is there. It’s like the Black Hole. You can’t see the Black Hole but you know it is there because of the shape of the space objects orbiting around it. Something we can’s see is there.
One can’t see the shadow of our psyche, but one can deduce its existence from the patterns of behavior that point to it. The Shadow is an archetype defined by Carl Jung as the unconscious part of the psyche that, since it is not made conscious, gets projected out as the world coming towards us.
This is like a divided Intention split into a conscious intention: I intend to be president. And an opposing unconscious Intention: I’m going to screw myself so I don’t get to be president. The second Intention, the Shadow intention, creates the obstacles that frustrate the conscious intention. This split intention is always a double-bind where you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t.
This is not unique to Hillary as we all have to see our Shadow and heal our mind so that we have only one heart felt Intention,