Containing stars

Silk Alchemy

Joined March 2010

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IF THIS IMAGE SPEAKS TO YOU …. KEEP ON READING TO FIND OUT WHAT IT MAY MEAN… PART OF A COLLECTION OF SILK & DYE WORKS BASED ON MARI*, C.JUNG, J.CAMPBELL… PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMBOLIC AND ESOTERIC MEANINGS BEHIND THEM – WITH AN EXTRACT FROM THE ACCOMPANYING WRITINGS. ( artwork and writings copyright Tilly Campbell-Allen 2011 ) Generally, the writing is divided up into an intuitive response and feelings then more of an intellectual understanding behind the image, followed by some questions to consider.

…Deep, deep inside me ….it hurts – am I being punished? I need to be held; held in a gentle embrace….I am sensitive you know…..but…..you know; there’s also this, this simmering anger, like an imploding volcano, there’s so much within me….like a bottle of champagne – agitated,shaken and needing to be opened, yet I can’t …. though I may explode at any moment and all this quality be waisted…this frustration is immense…this is an expensive vintage, you can but only imagine my anxiety….but of course,if I focus my attention, I realise that I am more than capable of uncorking my own bottle with all this effervescing passion, with it’s enormous power, I just need to calm myself down until the pressure subsides. Then, I can chose, when the time and situation is right, when I am ready, when I can control the release.

Now…read into this what you want….and I’m sure you will….( the likes of Freud may well have had a field day with this ) but, what we’re talking about covers many levels of course.
Hurting deep inside for starters, is often the pain we feel from old hurts, the inner child that needs comforting. Sensitivity,when too much,can be a problem….we feel too much in situations, which can of course sometimes be a self-concluded paranoid reaction, or,it is a beautiful expression of caring in our circumstances.Either way, sensitivity, is a good thing when not allowed to embed it’s self too deep and seriously as to confuse a healthy positive mindset and outlook.

We all need to be able to express ourselves, but often this can be hard to do it in a healthy manner. We don’t want to be an uncontrollable exploding volcano…even if our head and heart are filled, like a bubbling cauldron,with all sorts of nasty things thrown in…frogs legs;bats wings;rats tails & virgins blood…. what’s worse? capping it all with a tight lid – which we may do all too often, or unleashing it on the world with wanton malice and cruelty?… neither…of course. Alternatively, we are the expensive champagne bottle, the hallmark of quality and success, but we don’t want to prematurely waste something this good. The trick is to take a step back and breath. This releases huge amounts of pressure, tension and anxiety….it’s then, with healthy containment, we can focus far better….whether it’s relating to a work project…..family…..or relationships…… alternatively,it’s honing our ideas on some future project….life, work, relationship…..this is not ‘stop’….this is focus all our passions into something constructive,and we can achieve much more, after all, champagne and stars are archetypes of supreme achievement.
We can find our libido often runs high too, whether sexual or for life in general. What we must do, is not to allow the frustration to kick in if we can’t get what we want – right now – because truth is,what we want, is still in formation……as adults and children,we can run around furiously as headless chickens, but it’s only when we take stock of our desires and make them into something feasible, that we stand the chance of turning the frustration into something glorious with staying power.

Can I make my passions into something real?
Am I able to control my libido?
How can I bring all this together, to be truely who I am?

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