"Strength" 20.5" x 20.5" textile collage, framed
"Strength" is a 20.5" x 20.5" textile collage on birch panel, framed and ready to hang.
Strength is based on the Tarot's #8 Major Arcana card. The lion represents our inner beast - our raw, instinctual nature. Our fears, ego and raging emotions all live within the lion, drowning out our quiet inner voice. When we're upset by someone or feeling insecure, our lion starts to roar. We may project toughness to the outside world but, inside, we're reacting from a place of weakness.
The lion within isn't tamed with a harsh whip but with patience and gentleness. True strength is found in our confidence to be vulnerable. When we meet uncomfortable situations with an open curiosity, we invite inner expansion and learning. We may still chose to walk away from the situation once we've weighed our options, but we're living in a state of conscious action, not in a state of unconscious reaction.
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