The universe contains certain basic archetypes or patterns of energy. As individuals, we each potentially contain all of these archetypes. Generally we have developed some of them and those are the ones we identify with and express in our lives. The other energies are undeveloped or disowned, but are constantly seeking expression. In order to become balanced and while, we must gradually learn to express all of these energies in our personalities and our lives. In a close relationship with another person, that person will usually start expressing the energies that we have disowned. In a family, anything that’s not being expressed by either of the parents will start being expressed by one of the children. When you become conscious of this process, you can use all your relationships as mirrors to see what energies in you need more expression.
~ Shakti Gwain