Pain claims no "color" it will elude the best efforts we have. The best description is to imagine what was suffered by Christ for you, no man since Him has had to endure pain like that. I pray that you not be too hard on yourself or the other people who may be suffering in pain too, it seems unbearable for now; this too will pass. Since God has brought you to where you are now trust Him to take you to the other side, know that change sometimes is good for cause and might create a tighter bond than ever. Love yourself through these pains, you do have a son who needs you in and out of the pain. Mom
Yes, Christ. His pain is the pain that I must remember to focus on since He did do that for me. Thank you for the reminder mom.
Praying everyday for you. I view the color of pain as dark like a storm, but like the cliche, after the storm comes the rainbow and I belive your peace will come. God's got this!
Amen. I appreciate the reminder that the storm ends and that there is sunshine, light and refreshing. Here's to praying that I learn to fully surrender to Him.
Like a bruise, I view the "color" of pain as changing dependent upon the depth (based on who/what was the cause), severity, recentness of trauma and healing process in progress. I'd say we are all multi-shaded broken individuals.
Thank you Connie! "Multi-shaded broken individuals" that lends itself to something that I've been thinking about. I am almost certain that this blog will become less about skin color and more about the heart of this black woman overtime...
I think the color is unique to us, the individual who the pain belongs to. Much like the pain itself, there is no right or wrong color. Our pain is ours, there's no one that can/should judge the color (validity) of it. My motto is to try and feel it, learn from it, and share my learning with those around me. xo
Yes Laura. Uniqueness. Which is why it is so daunting at times that we stop ourselves at judging the experience and life of another by their skin color and what we SEE. I am guilty of this at times too. "Feel, learn and share", ask me how I'm doing...
Great question. I think I have (without really realizing it until this very moment - thanks to your post) seen pain as the opposite color of its current "host." So for instance, I am very "chill" by nature, so whenever I get frightened, I experience it as a painful sensation. It's the opposite sensation of what is normally there. So that if my normal color is a deep, peaceful blue, then for me, pain is a screeching high pitched yellow. Or at least that's the way my mind pictures it. Hmm. I wonder what that says about the old "opposites attract" idea?
MT, I can SEE the stark difference you describe. I find it interesting that you picked "high pitched yellow", when I think opposite of peaceful blue, I think of a red. This will shift how I look at abstract art. Thank you for posting!
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