I have been finding amazing paintings and pictures that represent the inner state and healing journey for myself and other men that resonate. This one particularly struck my attention. A deluge scene of a man trying to save his father at the behest of his wife and child.
There are numerous interpretations to be had. There may be initial emotional reactions especially from the feminine perspective. I had them too. There is an uncomfortable feeling here. It evokes something shadow inside of us and hard to look at.
It was posited that the father represents the man’s past, and the child and woman as his present and future. One being reached for and the other ignored. I also took this to an inner dynamic of the man struggling to let go of something old and dying within him. A consciousness, a world view, or a suffering. The seeds of his Kingdom lie right beside him yet out of view.
The child representing his youth, his innocence, his purity, and potential. The women his inner feminine, Queen, heart, and intuition. She holds on for dear life while making sure the child is within reach. It evokes a sadness, a pain, a grief, a shame, and an anger. What are we losing when we struggle to let go of that which no longer serves our growth and divine calling?
As a man, I am curious what this stirs in you. I am feeling it call to parts of me that can be found in both men and the child. The past, the present, and the future. I feel the separation from my own feminine even as I have begun to reconnect with her more consistently. While she may appear to be looking to be saved, I feel her more needing to be seen and felt as an integral aspect of our being.
As far as the deluge itself, I feel it represents the ongoing ascension that we are all a part of. It is the waters of Truth, Light, and Love that are streaming into us personally and collectively. It is the flood that dares to bring us to our most sacred and the most scared.
There is a deep reconciliation here. A mirror and an opportunity for something new inside each of us. We are being called to embody all of our selves into wholeness. Bringing them back onto the banks of our kingdom. We are in a choice point of moving on and moving up, or choosing what is already dying.
Gabriel Amara is a SoulFullHeart Facilitator for men. Visit https://www.soulfullheart.org for more information about sessions, group calls/events, videos, community, etc.