Most of us may not believe in monsters, but they certainly are often alive and well in our subconscious. I think we all have our own inner monsters, that we wrestle with in life. I've had many that's for sure, that were more like demons. However, I have sort of become old friends with them now, in the way that I accept they exist and we co-exist together now. They have been a big part of my personality, once dictated my behaviour, and often preoccupied my thought, taking up space in my head. Thank God today they no longer control me, but I do understand and know how they could easily be unleashed again. So now I have learned how to temper them and keep them confined with the tools I have been so freely given in recovery. Some times what we most fear and think of as being a monster, actually turns out to be a friend and what we learn the most from. They can be blessings really, in disguise
I believe we can learn a lot from monsters and legends.
This is one of my paintings I did of a Baubo Belly Goddess. She looks kind of like a monster, but she is not, however I wouldn't really want to run into her, say in a dark alley. She definitely scare the begeezus out of me but once I realized who she was we'd do coffee I'm sure and have a grand chat..
|Baubo Belly Goddess|