Seductive Shade

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Seductive Shade

See how the shade casts shadows stirring up the imprints of reflections on the water? In contemplative thinking I am wondering what other casts shadows make.

You would think that shadows cast would dull and darken things. Yes, you would be right and in the darkening new and productive images arise, giving you new meditative choices.

You become aware that mostly opaque dense object that let very little light passes through cast shadows. You use yourself and change positions of body parts to obtain your own shadow. Shadows are long in the early morning and shorten as the day passes. You can do many experiments with shadows. Tracing the shape of a shadow cast and filling it with your own lines and shapes is art. You and nature have a partnership to create shadows and in the fun and frolicking of shadow castings you learn to live joyful moments. In casting shadows, you for the moment cast away your worries, your angst, regrets, frets, fears, and gather some momentary peace.

Learning the casting of shadows can be thoughtful lessons. The artist learns how different portions of the entity are at differing depths and the body, which is closer to light, will cast a shadow on the object more in the distance. When studying light and distance, the shadows that form change so rapidly your thoughts cannot be idle.

If your thoughts come rapid fire when observing shadows then, light can cure your mind of ills. The shadows provide the shade your mind needs to be seduced into seductive thinking, which turns your shady thoughts into healing vibrations. You are unaware of the healing and the vibrations. You only have to stand in the light and stand in the casting of shadows to recognize the differences in your mindset. Now is the time to remember to recognize and cast shadows. Observe the casting of shadows in as many locations as possible to gain instructions on Seductive Shade.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dina Marshall
    May 21, 2017 @ 12:48:44

    I’ve have never read anything so seductive and thoughtful in my entire life. The beauty and clarity of your eloquent words made me pause, only to go back to read it repeatedly, each time learning and thinking. Thank you, needed this wisdom.


  2. Sheryl
    May 21, 2017 @ 15:55:02

    You’re absolutely right – shaded areas can provide healing vibrations. On the way to my office each morning I walk through a very short park-like wooded area that reminds me of this photo. The 30 seconds or so that it take me to walk through it relaxes me, and makes me ready for the day.


    • Sheila Clapkin
      May 23, 2017 @ 08:49:11

      Your comment fills me with healing thoughts and vibrations as I think of you having a daily contact with relaxation that helps you full your creative days.


  3. nuala ryan
    May 21, 2017 @ 19:04:21

    My comment disappeared since yesterday.

    This is a prize winning piece waiting to appear in the Jesuit magazine, America.

    Will share the info. when I see you this week.
    Your spirituality is so thought provoking!!!
    Thank you.


  4. Marci
    May 21, 2017 @ 21:21:34

    The shadow is the light around you…


  5. Patty
    Jul 01, 2017 @ 10:34:16

    This is an intriguing piece. I have never thought of shadows or of casting shadows myself in this way. Thank you for your gentle insight and revealing an interesting aspect of spirit.


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