shadows and traumas are not the same.
they may lead to similar behaviors, may overlap one another.. but essentially not the same.
traumas can lead to forming of shadows. but not all traumas form shadows.
a person who has deeply rooted shadows and act out of is usually end up causing trauma upon someone else.
actions from trauma response and shadows can look very similar though. both can show up as repeated patterns. both can be saboteurs to different areas of life.
both stem from the need to protect and feel safe.
both require love and patience to heal and integrate. 🖤