Jean L Stimmell commented on Jean L Stimmell's blog post Facing My Shadow
"Thank you Mark for your insight and support. As a recovering white, middle-class male, I am – to use your terminology – "walking the talk: airing my complexes," descending into the moist mysteries of my Amima. Jean"
Aug 24, 2015
Mark Sipowicz commented on Jean L Stimmell's blog post Facing My Shadow
"Thank you Jean for the bold and beautiful, courageous and heartfelt invitation to do our shadow work. Reminded of James Joyce's recommendation (and many others of course) to dive in rather than risk being dragged in. Both a challenge, but the…"
Aug 24, 2015
Jean L Stimmell commented on Jean L Stimmell's blog post Facing My Shadow
"Thanks for the encouragement, Linda: You give me even more motivation to keep swimming in the murky waters of my lostness. Jean"
Aug 23, 2015
Linda AK Thompson, PhD commented on Jean L Stimmell's blog post Facing My Shadow
"Good afternoon Jean - thanks for sharing.  I enjoyed gazing upon the image with the narrative you provided and wishing you the best in "the waters of life" embrace you are seeking.  Peace + Love Linda"
Aug 23, 2015
Jean L Stimmell commented on Bonnie Bright's event Free Webinar: Conversations between a Psychologist and a Poet: The Healing Power of Language - Robert Romanyshyn & Brian Tracy
"Depth psychology and poetry: two of my favorite things.
Bonnie, Brian, and Robert, you have put words on how they are interwoven like DNA.
Feb 5, 2015

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Facing My Shadow

While meditating, I had a startlingly real, dream-like vision of being chased by a malevolent presence until rubber-legged and exhausted, I was able to run no more. To my immense surprise, when I turned around to face my fate, I found out the dreaded enemy was me, my split-off, vulnerable, frightened-to-death self, in need of understanding, compassion and love.

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