Janae B. Weinhold & Barry K. Weinhold
The Shadow, which you may regard with fear and disdain, turns out to be none other than your own Divine Inner Child. The awful closet full of monsters or the bag that you have been dragging along all these years contains important elements of your True Self that you were forced to split off. When you realize how much you have lost touch with your Inner Child, you may weep about the losses you have experienced. It is necessary to mourn the loss of your True Self or your Inner Child so that you can begin the often scary and sometimes painful process of reclaiming those parts of you that you cast aside in order to be part of the matrix.
Recovering your Divine Inner Child requires facing your weaknesses, insecurities, fears and Shadow parts and then learning to love each one of those parts as you would love a hurt and rejected child. We have often suggested that our clients to buy themselves a doll, teddy bear or stuffed animal to represent their divine inner child or their split-off parts. By hugging this bear, doll or stuffed animal or by saying loving things to it, you are learning to love those parts of yourself that you learned were unlovable, bad or unacceptable.