Acrylic and mixed media
0.75m x 1.5m
My purpose for being is to embrace all aspects of who I am. In this process I will encounter my judgements… These judgments too are to be embraced...
Disillusionment with yourself must precede enlightenment
– Vernon Howard
The shadow wears many faces: fearful, greedy, angry, vindictive, evil, selfish, manipulative, lazy, controlling, hostile, ugly, undeserving, cheap, weak, critical, judgemental… The list goes on and on… Everything we hate, resist, or disown about ourselves takes on a life of its own, undermining our feelings of worthiness, When we come face-to-face with our dark side our first instinct is to turn away… Ironically, it’s these hidden aspects we’ve rejected that need the most attention. When we locked away those parts of ourselves we didn’t like, unknowingly, we sealed away our most valuable treasures.
– Dark side of the Light chasers, Debbie Ford
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then, I contradict myself.
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
– Song of myself, Walt Whitman