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Understanding and Healing the Scapegoat Within

Emerging From The Dark Night

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The family scapegoat receives the shadow projections of the family. They are the one that carries and tries to express qualities, needs, reactions and expressions which may not have had a chance or live in the family.  Often if we review the family history we will be able to see a pattern or something the scapegoat is trying to live for the family that could not be expressed, or struggled to be expressed over generations.

There is also collective element to the scapegoat which means certain qualities in any particular culture are accepted and are seen as valuable to express where as others may be demonised. Religious beliefs create the scapegoat by dictating what is “holy” and what is “demonic” and so create splits. The pervasive spread of the Catholic zeitgeist, for example, reveres qualities of self sacrifice, meekness, chastity and in many ways a repression of essential elements of…

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Quote of the day # 31 : Dysfunctional Family Role

Rebellious Scapegoat

The scapegoat – typically the child often described as imitating, deceitful, hostile and disobedient.

There are families that always focus on a specific child, claiming that he / she is the root of all problems in family.

Do you recognize one in your circle of friends? Or sadly you actually one of these scapegoat?  What’s your opinion?

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Psychology # 15 – Scapegoating

Rebellious Scapegoat

It took me years to understand the term of “scapegoating”, the more I gain the knowledge, the more anger / frustration I got.

Wish I can understand this term when I was young, it can definitely save me lots of energy / time towards healing journey.

Hope less people will be trapped like me for so long.

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