I am named after my mother's sister; aunt Diana. She was unable to carry more children after her firstborn. Growing up i was not very fond of the name, my father and brother are named the same so i was unable to understand why i was not named after my mother. It might have help to my discontent that my aunt was somewhat Lunar and one could never guess her mood, sometimes overjoyuss sometimes cold and distante.
In school i rejoyced when i learned what Diana ment in Roman mythology and it's greek counterpart Artemis. This was my first approach to femenine goddess archetypes, it sparked my interest to find "myself" among them, I was barely 9 y.o.
When I turned 15 my mother, sort of invading my privacy, took all my early poems, writting and drawings and printed them as a published book, harcover and all, engraved in golden letter "Artemis" was the tittle.
Since then It has becomed my feeling that our own name can bring up separetly or all together all the different aspects of one's self. It unveils, only to ourselves (and who we let it) what we think and judge about what is TRUE within, It 'hides' very well all of who we are, This is true to each of us.
In this sense I frecuently try to separate what IS from that happens. Many thing happen outside, even if some of that happens to me That which happens many times differ from that which IS within me, how is that light?, that shape? that world? most of all WHO AM I? I try to keep my focus in that that goes out of me instead of facing my stare on what comes in. It is only healthy and sane to keep a filter in what we allow in, thought, words, feelings and actions. Instead try to free what flow from your 'true you' outwards.
I hope always to have shed some light, for I know my shadow.
In lake'ch: I am another you.