Shadows

Rev. Wayne Walder: Have You Seen Your Shadow?

by Reverend Wayne Walder When we stand in the light, a shadow is created. Shadows are a result of our presence; we cannot avoid them. Our shadows touch our feet in the setting sun’s light. They are with us when the light is strong, and even when it is weak. Often people are frightened by…

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Families Growing Together: Family Dynamics Are Like Shadows

by Margaret Evans, Director of Lifespan Learning The dynamics of family life are complex and complicated, beautiful and frustrating. We are born or brought into one familial unit; as adults we may create another. Family dynamics are like shadows. They follow us around for most of our lives and seem to come out in full…

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Our Music: We All Have A Creative Nature

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood Singing is play, exercise, and pleasure for our soul. It is direct and comes from deep within us; it is the very air we breathe coupled with our creative energy and sensitivity. Everyone has their own song to sing. Members of the Spirit Choir have told me that…

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Shadows: Spiritual Questions

•  There is a simplistic adage in the religious/therapy community, “If you spot it, you got it.” It means when we identify a bad trait in others it is because we know something about it ourselves. Even though it is simplistic, what have you “spotted” in others? •  Can you ask a friend, a good friend,…

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Shadows: Audio and Video Resources on the Web

Attraction by Shadow Theatre Group, 2013 video on YouTube (4 minutes) There was barely a dry eye on the room during this phenomenal and moving dance. It beautifully depicts a powerful love story that takes you through all the beauty of England and the horrors of war and loss. A must-watch! http://tinyurl.com/mkd8bd5 Glorious Visions from…

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Shadows: Inspirational Quotations

“Unadmitted to consciousness, the shadow is projected outward, onto others.” – Ursula K. Le Guin “When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set.” – Lin Yutang “All shadows whisper of the sun.” – Emanuel Carnevali “There is shadow under this red rock,/ (Come in under the…

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Shadows: Literature Resources

The Earthsea Series Ursula Le Guin, paperback Ursula Le Guin has a reputation for exploring psychological and sociological themes within her books. These novels can be read by children and enjoyed from the perspective of magic, wizards, adventure and the beautifully imagined world of Earthsea. They can also be appreciated by adults. Rated 10 out…

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Shadows: Movie Resources

Life of Pi   (2012) with Suraj Sharma A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor, a fearsome Bengal tiger. Is it his Shadow? A beautiful cinematic film. Black Swan   (2010) with Natalie Portman,…

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