Our Shadows are Our Inner Lanterns


Medicine Woman by Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis

Our shadows are our inner lanterns

Showing us what we are not seeing

Our hollowed out places make space
Revealing where we haven’t been listening

Our edges reveal the depth of our experience
Cutting away that which has blocked true feeling

Our demons that we have wrestled with so long
Transform our judgements of others into compassion

Our unwillingness to live our most vibrant colorful self
Will eventually dissolve into unbridled self expression

Our hidden desires and unspeakable stories
Become the transcendent material of freedom

This is what happens when we make art
When we draw the red thread right from the heart

For this we praise the Creative One
In whose image we are made to create

~ Maestra Shiloh Sophia