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Find Your Shadow

I was watching TV again last night and had another aha moment from the program I was enjoying. I like it when I find unintentional gems in the mindless activities I engage in. I started the Netflix series Godless (Frank, 2017) and heard the phrase, “You lost your shadow” in episode one. In the context of the scene, I understood it to have a meaning about the character (Sheriff McNue) not being in touch with his purpose. However, I heard it again in episode three (not that I binged the show or anything) and decided to Google the phrase. What I found is that it is a Navajo term that is translated like this:

We are all a precious child of creator and as such our shadow is also a sacred part of

ourselves as the precious children of the holy people our ancestors in the context of the