Albatross first told me about this Japanese way of thinking about ourselves and about our lives. The first time I saw that sculpture, I did not connect the Japanese belief system Albatross had told us about with the gold in the sculpture.
It's an amazing piece, isn't it?
See how strong the hands are?
This will be my meditation envisionment.
Do you see the gold on her forehead? She has been broken in her self-concept, just as we have in our challenges with our children.
I am so glad you like it. There is such strength in her.
To see ourselves as more beautiful ~ to understand ourselves as more strong, for having been broken.
Incredibly freeing, this concept. Where shame was, or fear, which is the mortal fear of abandonment masquerading as the ten thousand things we are afraid of in the world, there is the brokenness, and the glitter of gold.
And a kind of wonder, and honor.
It has to do with seeing through our own eyes and never again, seeing ourselves through the eyes of the abuser. It begins with such brief glimpses. With that kaleidoscope feel of whirling light and dark.