I received another email from Neale Donald Walsch this morning, telling me how amazing and wonderful I am and how much God loves me.
Shadow work isn't easy. It's really no fun looking at the part of ourselves we don't like. But if we can learn that the shadow is trying to protect us, it can help us to be more gentle with ourselves.
It is also helpful to take a break from the shadow work and make a card about a neter that we really enjoy. Maybe you're a baker or you play the piano or maybe you're a really good hugger. Make a card for this part of you.
Put it somewhere visible so it can remind you of how spectacular you are and that, as Neale says, God loves you to pieces.
So do I.