You have lost your power in the shadows
The root cause of all pain and suffering in our world is SEPARATION. In our minds, we perceive and experience separation from 'God', from nature, from each other and from ourselves. We are separate from our true power, and we are separate from love. This separation is within our mind, and it is the separated mind that creates our separate, polarized world. As long as we perceive ourselves as fragmented, separate and not whole, pain and suffering result.
When we disown, judge or reject any part of us, whether we feel that part is 'good' or 'bad', then we become fragmented and are not whole. In this separation we lose the power, energy or capacity of that part. That energy is not available to us when we need it — at least not by loving choice. Instead, the energy we have rejected may emerge as an uncontrolled and unwanted reaction. It takes a lot of energy to suppress or keep these 'energies' or parts of our selves hidden. If we do not own and embrace them, then they will be projected onto others in the form of judgment and hate. These projections result in 'triggers' and opposing 'mirrors' — the 'enemies'. When we are emotionally triggered by someone else, it is usually because they represent an aspect of our own unconscious and unowned shadow.
When reintegrated, shadows contain amazing gifts for us!
Life just transforms!