Longing to Emerge

Often there is an unconscious belief that we must hold some part of our selves hidden. Sometimes it is our woundedness. We believe that the scars we carry are grotesque, unseemly, best to keep hidden. What we often don't understand is that these wounds are connected to a deeper aspect of our self that does NOT want to remain hidden. We fail to see how our wounds temper us, give us depth and wisdom. Instead we remain caught in the horror, resentment, anger, and shame of the trauma that birthed them. But when we follow our dreams beneath the wounds and the scars to the tenderness of what lies beneath, we find our passion with quivering haunches and tossed mane, longing to emerge.

Laura Smith www.archetypaldreamworks.com
Artist: Miriam Sweeney