The Brothers Grimm Handless Maiden

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19th century illustration by Philipp Grot Johann

When we stop looking toward the Oneness, even for a split second, we may become trapped in blindness, in darkness, and lose our hands. Often it is a decision we make that feels ordinary, trivial, invisible, unreal, entitled, or even non-optional and heroically self-sacrificing. Support and imagination are wiped clean, the messages of truth bent to fit the masters of despair. This universal message is in the world mythologies as well as our modern storytelling and evening news. This message is timeless, repeating on the transistor radio in a tower on a deserted island reaching only those seeking to get off the island. When we know this, truly know the light of the message, how could our justice system stay the same? Are we “woke” to redemption? restoration? forgiveness? love?

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Author: Kairos Spiritual Direction and Life Coaching

Rachel Magnell, Ph.D. is studied in Counseling Psychology, Neuroscience, Jungian Depth Psychology, Hypnosis, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation.

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