The Hero Within – Book by Carol S. Pearson
“The Ethics of the Journey: The Code (Chapter 10)
…Recognize the positive potential in negative situations.
Anytime we meet the shadow of an archetype in another person, its positive pole has the potential to be expressed.
While we must recognize and protect ourselves from anyone who would harm us, it also is important that we mentally hold a vision of that person living out the positive pole of the archetype associated with his or her current shadow behavior.
Consider this a form of prayer — that the positive side can and will emerge over time.
If you are embattled in some way — politically, legally, interpersonally — remember that the outcome you want is for your higher self and the other individual’s higher self to work things out in a high-minded way.
This can immunize you against any desire to use excessive force or push an unfair advantage…” – Pg. 283