Your Wound Is Your Gift

Your Wound Is Your Gift
pencil on paper
Power and Love
11in x 17in

My friend and mentor Dennis Klocek told me, your wound is your gift.  Joseph Beuys said, show your wound.  Saint Paul: My strength is perfected in my weakness.  

The wound in this sense is the weakness, the soul weakness, the inner failure.  Where we are inwardly weak, in our shadow and our shortcomings, is where we can grow, and where we grow, we become capable, even masterful.  The alchemists turned the shadow (lead) into the higher human potential (gold).  The psychic wound is a door to finding our true potential.

In my experience, taking one's wound in hand transforms it into a powerful teacher and a doorway to freedom and to creative consciousness.