I started with a red marker and scribbled a pain monster on the page in my visual journal. The Angel in the right-hand corner appeared next on the page. She began by showing me my own perspective of the pain being so much bigger than me. She helped me to see that this is a perspective that can be changed.
Out to shift my view of my own pain, I drew my hand, wanting to show that the pain wasn’t so big or powerful. Then I drew myself looking on with dispassion at this little pain monster sitting on my shoulder. It was then that I recognized the meaning.
Resentment became the meaning of my pain and now that I have named it, put it into perspective, I can allow it to leave or stay, knowing my Angel is there to show me the way.