Threshold Guardians

Threshold Guardians show up as we are about to cross thresholds. Threshold Guardians want to keep us in our comfort zone, keep us safe, to prevent us from moving into the Zone of the Unknown (where our dreams and desires reside). In the Wizard of Oz, it was that gatekeeper who told Dorthy and friends that they couldn’t enter Oz, “no way, no how”. It’s a dangerous time stepping across Thresholds.

In my painting, Crossing the Return Threshold, our heroine falls from the sky through a blue neon threshold. In my life, it feels like the intense pressure of going through a birth canal. Flying Monkeys! Cackling Witches! Oh my, tigers and lions and bears…

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