There's a sacred energy guiding you. That's why lately you've been distancing yourself from who and what no longer serves you and/or lowers your vibration and instead you've now begun attracting and manifesting who and what does serve you, nourish you and inspire you to vibrate higher daily.
(Quote from Spiritual Networks)
Sure you can ask those questions, but does it really matter in the end? Shakespeare once said that there is no good or bad, only thinking makes it do. All that matters for the spiritual traveler is that the energy frequency is changing and you have to adjust your behaviors otherwise you are stuck in the back and forth of what you experience as good and evil. But this all sounds more complicated than it is. Any spiritual traveler will tell you that once you experience the magic of the WAY, there is no turning back. A spiritual journey is a steady advancement towards a manifestation of the SELF, that works for the psychological self as well.
This now and then comparison may sound like preaching, but shadow work doesn't have to be like a battle of good and evil. Facing my shadow made me understood a lot about my psyche. I learnt from the steamy fantasies that they were all about power and sex, never about love. I also learned that letting my fantasies run in pleasurable la-la-land makes me more destructive in my real-life encounters. So today I have to claim that power that I aspire in my real-life interactions and that can be done while being kind and considerate at the same time. Yes, there is work involved to override harmful and interfering programs, but you have the magic of the WAY to look forward to when you drop the baggage by the WAY side.
Is there something your shadow can teach you about some authentic power you may have not granted yourself yet?