Author: Jan Scholten
2.2.2 Stage 2: Barium
They have a fear of becoming autonomous. They fear that they won't have the power to stand for it, or that they will do the wrong things. So they will often refuse to become autonomous. They say "no" to freedom and autonomy.
Barium fears the mind. They start seeing their darkness. They are afraid of the powers of the mind, but they don’t know what these are. So they want to stay away from them, refusing to go and search for problems. They can feel overwhelmed by the shadow. Or they are overwhelmed by the shadow as in madness.
Barium asks himself what his power is. He fears using it, not knowing what it will bring or what harm it will cause. He fears it can provoke a reaction that will harm him. So he has the tendency to deny his power and become passive. He can develop a survival strategy for the weak and powerless, which is not dangerous at all and everyone laughs about.