Positive emotions, infatuation and magic
But strong positive emotions are also an indication of shadow activity. If, for example, an established man and family father falls in love with a young woman, then the unconscious is also at play. It is a projection of his female (not yet really mature) personality parts onto a more or less suitable "projection surface". In the process, feelings run high and suddenly everything feels new and alive, as if a piece of heaven has broken into the gray everyday life.
Awareness and mindfulness - listen carefully!
The message of the unconscious here is: "Look closely! Gentle femininity can be so attractive! Awaken these qualities in you (for they are still missing to you for wholeness)! Search and find your own love and your soul and with it eternal life!"
[S. The Projection of the Shadow.]
Attention. The magic in the rush of emotions
But instead of perceiving this message, one hears in the intoxication of emotions: "... so attractive ...!". With the longing for wholeness therefore instead the desire awakens (see magic and the power of the unconscious). And so the first impulse is to possess this attractive counterpart, who has these wonderful qualities, for oneself and thus to incorporate it. This, although probably much is at stake, the happy relationship, the family, the career ..., simply everything for which one has worked hard until now. And to make matters worse, you miss out on the goal, which is to activate these qualities in yourself and thus expand your personality.