If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen–Truman

Wow, what a quote to have pop up today. It’s so fitting in the context of my hospice class Saturday. I don’t really know how to respond directly so, I’m going to use “Active Imagination” for this one. Here goes:

Me: Lord, I am afraid.

I know, child.

Me: What shall I do?

That is for you to decide. You must choose who you will be in this life. I cannot, will not chose for you. That would damage you.

Me: I know.

So face your fear or run from it.

Me: I intend to face it but I’m not sure I’m up to the task.

If you are not, I will forgive you. The question is, will you be able to forgive yourself.

Me: I don’t know. I don’t know.

Do not hesitate to return to this place child. If you need help I will be here. And always remember, I will catch you if you fall; I will help you heal if you are wounded.


I’m labeling my side of the conversation “Me”. I’m not so sure about the other side, it seemed different from my usual inner voice, the one I’ve called Jesus. When I asked who was speaking the answer I received was “I am who I am”. And yeah, I’ve heard that “name” before in connection with Moses.

So, I’m going to leave the other side of the conversation unlabeled. That seems to be the most appropriate course.

For more on “Active Imagination” see:

    Inner Work

by Robert Johnson

For additional examples see: http://edendialogs.wordpress.com/

Explore posts in the same categories: Personal Mythos, Personal_Responsibility

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