Dear Ones, all things have the potential to be in light or in shadow. We wish to explain it in a way that is very simple for you to understand. If something is in light it is in a state of connection, if it is in shadow it is in a state of separation.
Let us give you an example. Beauty when created or appreciated as a pure expression of heaven on earth, is an example of the light side of beauty. Beauty when chased as an external means of validation or to set oneself aside as better than others would be its shadow side. Beauty itself is neither light nor dark, it is simply beauty.
The use of spirituality/religions is light when used as a means of connection, support, and expansion that serves the whole. It is in shadow when a person sees themselves as superior or more gifted than others and uses that judgment to separate themselves from or control others.
Money can be used to create healing, expansion, and to serve the whole. It can also be used as a means of external validation and to separate oneself from others. Money itself is neither light nor dark, it is simply money, a tool for energetic exchange.
So when you are led to consider shadow work for yourselves, it is merely the discovering and reclaiming of the parts of you that have chosen to separate themselves for whatever reason and to welcome them back into the love, safety, and full potentiality of the wholeness of you. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young