Darkness can only hide in pain. In healing ourselves we eradicate the world of its evils. That which is in the subconscious, hides from our awareness. We can only wield ourselves in total self mastery when we know ourselves. To heal oneself, is to know oneself. To know oneself is to shine a light into the crevices of the subconscious. Only our disowned aspects can be used and use us.
By recognizing and reclaiming disowned aspects of ourselves (aka sub personalities or fragmented aspects that operate in a way that we are not fully conscious of) we restore the wholeness of our psyches. This wholeness is a state of self-integration. Self-integration is the state in which there are no hidden aspects of self. In this state we are whole, coherent, awakened to ourselves, and therefore masters of the dark – in healing ourselves, we contribute to the healing of the overall reality.