Skip to content

Week 2 // The Fallen

Screen Shot 2014-02-09 at 11.45.06 PM

Click to view larger

Week two. The fallen. When we are broken open so fully that our soul cannot do the healing it needs to do fully here… I believe a part of us goes somewhere else – perhaps back its origin, or somewhere amongst the stars, to be reborn. Over the past year and a half, I have imagined this as what I am going through. It was as if a large part of my soul was ripped right out of me, just the way his entire soul was from him.

When this image first formed in my mind, just months after his death, I imagined what it would be like to be pulled out of this physical world and all its tangible familiarities. I thought of the sheer terror of being dropped into a totally alien world, a world where even your arms and legs were no longer there… but only your essence and the silence around you. Sounds pretty horrific to me. And that is exactly how the earliest months felt. I constantly imagined myself in a dark void… a black ocean of silence.

I tried many times to run from this place, only to fall there again. And then one day, I finally realized that this wasn’t a place to run away from… this was the place I was taken to – a sanctuary – in which to heal and become strong enough to re-enter into the new life I was left with. Sometimes, the only way to survive is to fall.

If you’re new to this project, you can read more about it in this post.
Please share
 with anyone who you feel can relate to the imagery, my hope is that it gives many others a visual for something they are going through in their own lives.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Incredibly beautiful… so many words of wisdom shared by you… the lovely wise soul that you are Sarah. xo

    Monday, February 10, 2014
  2. queenofkrafts #

    Beautiful picture and lovely words. I’m glad you realised that “it” was a sanctuary rather than somewhere to be feared. x

    Monday, February 10, 2014
  3. Indeed, your soul can and does “go somewhere” when you are so much pain that you cannot bear it–and you can get it back–when you are ready–with meditation and a process called Soul Retrieval. I have done this myself, and it is a widely accepted concept/practice in shamanic healing. Blessings to you on your Journey. You are where you need to be in this life. Namaste. Feel free to contact me for more information and guidance (no charge!)

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    • Thank you Karen – I’ve heard more and more people lately tell me this idea makes much sense to them. It’s amazing to realize it can be a common thing during trauma. I don’t know much about shamanic healing, but have always been curious about it. I may just get in touch with you soon to chat some! Thank you for reading <3

      Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Self Portrait Project Update: Month 1 | Our 1000 Days

Drop me a line!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Adventures in Order

A fairly organized wandering through life's chaos.

happy buddha breathing

Be real. Breathe deep. Live life.

12 Months of Creativity

Lessons on life as an artist

a wee bit warped

Art by Shelly Massey

L2ny's Weblog

Just another weblog

My Painted Life

Tahirh Goffic Fine Art

James Michael Sama

Keynote Speaker | Leadership Consultant | Life Coach

Loving Language

Learning languages and connecting with others.

James J Need

Writer & Mind Coach

Stitch Snap Sketch

crafting a pretty and handmade life

The Practical Art World

A guide for artists navigating the business side of the art world.

Cultivating "Happy"

My Journey Into Healthier, More Purposeful Living

%d bloggers like this: