Scared Of My Own Shadow

Day 303  November 1, 2013

“Lizards hang out in the shadows because they think its cool.”  -Trish Hernandez

Is it a lizard or something else?

Is it a lizard or something else?

“Use the world of reptiles as your inspiration today.”  from 365 A Daily Creativity Journal by Noah Scalin

“The shadow is a long bag we drag behind us…We spend our life until we are twenty deciding which parts of ourselves to put in the bag, and we spend the rest of our lives trying to get them out again.”  -Robert Bly

“It’s part of what we call the Shadow, all the dark parts of us we can’t face. It’s the thing that, if we don’t deal with it, eventually poisons our lives.” ― Michael Gruber

“There is a saying that everything that has a front has a back…. Energy expresses itself in polarities, in opposites…. We contain both darkness and light, sorrow and joy, the capacity for selfishness as well as for generosity, for cruelty as well as compassion.” — Diane Berke

“Change is like the skin peeling off of a snake. It is slow. It is sticky. And sometimes you have to rub against a hard place to pull yourself through it. But in the end, you realize that it was worth it all to get the the new place and new person you have become.”― Stella Payton

The beaded bag I made was used for the photograph.  It reminds me of lizard skin.

The beaded bag I made was used for the photograph. It reminds me of lizard skin.

About 365MissionalPractice

Love God, Love Christ, Love Others. I am passionate about creating Missional Relationships that encourage disciples to personify Christ's message. As a minister in a Community of Christ congregation in Virginia I am learning everyday what it means to be vulnerable, to risk, to experiment, to share in a world that needs the redemptive healing of Christ. View all posts by 365MissionalPractice

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