Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Not Everything is Always What it Seems: A Brilliant Shadow Art Love Story. (elephant journal)

Source: via Tara on Pinterest

“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.” ~ Michelangelo

Not everything is what it seems.

At first glance, and in our haste, we could miss the most beautiful perfection that is there patiently waiting for us to turn our gaze ‘just the right way.’

What if, the true magic of life could only be discovered somewhere deep within the shadows? Would we still be so sad when those shadows settled in?

If we just paused, just a moment, to really look and to see….perhaps, hiding in all that spiritual trash we might just find…

Two long time lovers, who were sitting at an impasse…with all the weight of this world pressing down and onto their shoulders…


You see, the young woman, she felt so ‘disconnected,’ and separate…and so sadly pulled away from her ‘most complete whole’…


That she spent all of her hours… lost inside of her thoughts… looking ‘outward,’ instead of looking in…


That she never even, not once, noticed, that he was always right there…waiting for her to come back to ‘we’ once again…


And when she let her thoughts go just a bit still…


She found, there was much more room in her heart…to reach out and love fully again…


Because, life isn’t always what it seems at first glance…it’s when we take the time to let our hearts rest, that we can be still enough to see the true message inside.

What might first appear to be a steaming pile of spiritual trash…could actually be hiding something quite magnificent inside.

And, remember….
“There is strong shadow where there is much light.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Götz von Berlichingen
Oh, yes… and p.s. – These two shadow lovers? They lived happily ever after…(the end)