We are beings of light and dark. You cannot run from your shadow, and there is no need to fear it. Our shadow aspects develop from wounded parts of us that we repress, cast out, and shame. It is the parts that we often times turn away from and do not want to acknowledge. These shadow parts are essential to our growth and healing. It is not the wounded shadow parts that need to be let go of. Letting go creates more separation.
Let go of the stories that surround the wound. The stories or false beliefs are what keeps the pain so fresh and alive. It is the stories that hold us back and bring the past into the present.
Send love to those wounded shadow parts. Those parts of us that been shunned away and discarded. Shadow is not bad or evil. When we face shadow, acknowledge, and integrate these parts we are able to consciously make a different choice. For example, if a shadow part of yours is judging others, once seen and integrated when you notice you're making a judgement you can then choose to believe the judgement or choose to take another action. This awareness nurtures empowerment.
Loving your shadow creates space for healing and integration. Loving your shadow parts creates a greater sense of wholeness.