Men need to integrate their shadow.
Integrating your shadow effectively means to harness the malevolent side of your being, and yielding it to a noble end.
Not everyone has the ability to integrate their shadow. It requires strength in character, & resolute integrity.
To integrate your shadow, you must first understand that:
Morality is the act of doing good, and cannot coexist with self-interest.
Immorality is the act of malevolent creativity.
Amorality is acting in interest, with no regard to good or evil.
A person doing a moral act cannot expect any benefit from it.
But when both parties benefit; it becomes an amoral act.
If the act leads to the recipients harm, then its immoral.
True morality is extremely rare.
The morality set out by religious & traditional customs imposes men to do good for a God-given reward, & supposedly prevent them from deviating off a path that could lead to hell.
It makes men uphold a pseudo morale while rendering them naïve through obedience.
The problem with moral obedience is that it prevents you from visiting hell.
But in life, its often hell that visits you.
Involuntary encounter of hell, makes you a prey.
Voluntary confrontation of hell makes you a predator.
Men must reject morality to escape obedience.
Its foolish to assume that morality always leads to a good outcome.
Giving money with no expectation of a return (a moral act), to a child who’s shining shoes, will almost always derail him.
Whereas making him work for it (an amoral act), will make him competent in the future.
Its a common misconception that amorality is evil.
But choices that lead to the best interest of both parties, are the most life-furthering act a man can make. Amorality is exempt from obedience, and when exercised righteously, it becomes the antidote to immorality.
The first step in integrating your shadow is to reject morality.
To reject morality, you must replace it with amorality.
To righteously act in a amoral way, you must develop integrity.
Integrity is the backbone of guiding amoral actions towards life-furthering values.
Integrity enables a man to exercise self-restraint & abstain from engaging in opportunities that would allow him to get away without consequences.
Combined with amorality, he can become disobedient, look out for his & others interests, & develop self-reliance.
An amoral man of integrity who refuses to be obedient, is a man who can integrate his shadow.
The essence of ‘having the unrestricted option to do, but choosing not’ is what gives him the power to confront hell, take the heat & not be consumed by it.
The cost of integrating your shadow, means to lose your compass of religious obedience.
A dangerous but necessary transition to win the spiritual war.
Something religion will never teach you.
And that is why we are losing.
The difference between a moral religious man & an amoral man of integrity, is that the former obeys commandments, and that the latter self-legislates his own commandments towards a higher power that can deliver good from evil.
An amoral man of integrity seeks to address his interest while looking out for the interest of others.
He is unchained from obedience & will do what it takes to achieve a noble end.
A predator, waiting to hunt malevolence, and obliterate it.
He will harness the sin of wrath, for he knows that when evil takes by force, he can only restore it by force.
Harnessing the sin of envy, if it means to transcend his life to a higher standard of living, without being consumed by resentment.
He will harness the sin of greed to seek abundance, but then to provide to those in need, before the allure of lavishness derails him.
Harnessing the sin of pride, to walk among those who are pathologically narcissistic, while keeping his humility intact.
He will harness every quality in the dark triad to make the malevolent pay, and bring about a benevolent end for himself & those he cares about.
He knows his shadow already stretches down to hell.
Futile to deny it, he embraces it under voluntary control.
The best men occupy the paradox. They yield satans trident spear to destroy evil.
Voluntarily confronting hell, they don’t need obedience to keep them upright.
They don’t need religion. They are gods warriors.
Self-legislate or perish.