From Outside In

Journey mapping. JL’s specialty. The blending of graphic recording with metaphor, and a quest for narrative. Don’t we all have a deep desire to live for a great story… no, to live out a great story? We would like to know exactly where we’re going, that it is all going to end victoriously. That there is plenty of good to look forward to, and to be well-prepared for the storms that will inevitably come. I’m not a journey mapper (well at least, not yet!) like JL, but if I had to pick a topic to try doing one for, I would visualise the personal love story that God has and is still calling each of us to live out with Him.


Graphic facilitation. NB’s specialty. Finally got to see her attic-as-studio getup – very inspiring view of the Harbour. What a dream. “Draw only as much as is necessary to  help the group in their process.” Agree. …

“I only realised later that he really hated that jacket I was wearing!”

“He must really love you then, to still propose even though you were wearing it :p”


Veteran facilitator TS. Nothing escapes his eyes.

Really, your key learning from psycho-drama has been about boundaries?
You’d never have guessed that…

 “Where is the health… or lack of?”

  I love how people who choose to look beneath the surface of life find a meeting of minds.
TS would say, “The universe delivers”, but I would say, “Divine orchestration.”

“Your eyes misted over just in a flash there. Let’s unpack that a bit – what’s been going on there?”

I told you, nothing escapes his eyes.

“I love it – the way your eyes and face light up when you talk about it. You’ve clearly found something very close to your heart,
and which draws deeply from who you really are and what you are about.”

And just when I thought I couldn’t be surprised further:
“It takes an old white guy to give you this interpretation in a language from your own culture?!”
Haha. So it was. TS was right – “dangerous places” may contain uncertainty and vulnerability as I think they will, but also great opportunity 🙂


About lilac butterfly

Live. Love. Learn. Laugh. Write. Draw. Colour. Blend. Play. Dream. Cry. Reflect. Pray. Sing. Worship. Bake. Cook. Rest. Give thanks.

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