You can not always hide.
Sometimes the journey is written in such a way that
the strides take you out into the open Light.
I think the message that is pressing upon me is that you can not hide who you are.
Too often, we try to live in our “shadow” side. We fool ourselves. We deny our potential. We walk in darkness when our journey has always been to walk in the light of who and what we are.
In honesty, I will tell you I hate the picture I have selected for this post.
It is for all intents and purposes a disaster. It was not what I originally sketched out. At one time (well, let’s be honest, several times) I tried incorporating animals into the scheme- a big “no go” on that.
To me, it is boring and plain and without weight.
To be even more honest, I will tell you that my dislike of this picture has nothing to do with its artistic integrity, but rather has everything to do with my resistance to its message.
You will see no shade for the walking of the journey in the image. I like shade. I like shadows. I like hiding. I do not like the steps of my journey to be too out in the open.
And this picture will simply not bend to have any of it.
In fact, at one point it had a tree and even that was too much.
In the past days, I have realized how attracted I have been to living a “shadow life”. I have dedicated an inordinate amount of time and energy to secondary dramas while ignoring the true drama of my life- emerging into who I am.
I wonder how many others are walking their journeys denying who and what they are- ducking from shadow to shadow hoping no one sees them.
Well, I have a secret for you. Whether you choose to see it or not, it is there. All your wonderful gifts and passions that you have refused to embrace and carry are being dragged along through the sand of your journey. You ain’t foolin’ anyone.
You, who have traveled life’s journey insisting a little carry-on bag is fine, are most likely dragging a whole luggage-line of talents and strengths with you.
You are not hiding your kindness your goodness, your passion, your caring, your love and your talents simply because you refuse to embrace them in the Light.
Life is not lived in the shadows. Life is lived in our Light.