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 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 world. As long as we perceive ourselves as 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.
To be free, we need to find and embrace our hidden shadows
To be free, you need to know how to reprogram your mind with empowering beliefs and emotions AND you also need to heal the separation in your mind.
Separation typically occurs in early childhood in reaction to 'traumas,' emotional misunderstandings or painful experiences. The separation of mind occurred as a strategy to avoid or survive the pain we felt at that time. We were trying to "fit in" and be loved. To heal the separation requires moving towards the held pain, feeling it and processing it. Often these early 'traumas' are often unconscious in our memory but can be easily and safely awakened, understood and fully healed through forgiveness and 'shadow' processes.
These shadows are often referred to as "light" or "dark". We might judge and perceive energies such as anger, lying, arrogance, depression, and shame as dark and unwanted, but most of us have also rejected parts of our brilliance... our power, beauty and innocence.
To be whole, we need to embrace and integrate ALL of these separated energies, or we will continue to do battle with them in some form for the rest of our lives. Forgiveness is the key to healing a separated mind. Love, compassion, happiness, peace, joy, power and wisdom are the lasting gifts and rewards for doing this important life work.