Huh? What? Let all those dark, gooey, uncomfortable emotions and things spill out? Not tidying them up, stuffing them neatly back in the bottle? What good could possibly come of that? Naturally, I wanted to go more deeply into the concept, and so assigned myself an exercise I often give students - doing a simple line drawing of an image that holds particular intrigue, coming up with this:
1.) Why has the Dark Genie appeared in my life?
2.) What "dark" qualities is he composed of?
3.) From what does he get his Power?
4.) What in my life is asking to -not- be righted?
5.) What in my life is ready, aching to be spilled?
6.) Am I ready to let it spill?
7.) How can I most be present with myself in the chaos (as seen by the disheveled laboratory) that will most likely naturally ensue?
These are some of the questions and journaling prompts I could pull from the Dark Genie image. What are some questions and prompts that YOU see?