This expression just popped in my mind!
It describes the fact that a lot if what challenges you or triggers you is an attack in your pride, identity or ego.
It might be an attack on your values, beliefs, social status!
If someone criticizes you or verbally attacks you, that's often what they are after.
These attacks trigger an emotional response that is energetically based on the sola plexus!
A shadow verbal attack will wake up a chain reaction of emotions.
These reactions are emotional patterns.
If you want to master your shadows, that often means retraining your emotional reactions to challenges.
You can for instance discover how to be non reactive to shadow challenges that come your way.
There is more!