new Sophia drawing “FREEDOM”

You know you are free when you delight in setting others free.

This is another drawing in my Sophia series that I completed this weekend. It is the story of a young woman’s courageous journey towards her own wisdom and independence. Here she sets the horses free because she is free.

I have a good friend, Christy Clark, who rescues horses and uses these same recovered horses to help people in their own healing process. Check out her website Gratitude Works.

Buy a print of “Freedom”: CLICK HERE.

About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • Sarah Moon

    I think this might be one of my favorites yet! love it!

  • nakedpastor

    thanks sarah. i like it too ;)

  • Caedmon

    The drawing is wonderful, but it is your words that stopped me today.

    “You know you are free when you delight in setting others free.”

    Thank you.

  • nakedpastor

    thanks caedmon

  • Rayla Just Rayla

    Oh David ! SOOOO true and I love it !

  • nakedpastor

    thanks rayla!

  • mallory

    Each time you display and share these REMARKABLE inspirational drawings and visions… Its exactly where I am going and what I am learning. Freedom from the bondage of self into something way more powerful I could hardly intrepet… Love is my freedom today and where Im going. So thank you. Very much for sharing your own experience and Sophias remarkable journey.

  • sam scoville

    Setting others free? Horses maybe. My daughter catches mice in non-injurious traps and then takes them out and sets them free. The college has an Empowerment office and program–aimed at empowering students who feel disempowered. Did someone empower you, Naked Pastor? Set you free?
    Just asking. The “healing process” implies damage and damage done (literally: “damned: damaged). Victimization? Some one or others harming you. Or existential: what it is to be alive and aware: damaged and damaging. There’s a difference in how I “frame” my injury and how I “cast” the notion of freedom. “Wild horses couldn’t drag me away. Wild wild horses: we’ll ride them some day.”

  • Claire North

    I love this! I see myself as that spirit and with horse slaughter raising it’s ugly head here in the US, and with the continued roundups of our wild equines, we have to free them from man’s slavery. A wild horse should remain wild. Our domestic horses should be loved and respected and not sent to slaughter…ever! I would like to buy this print (would actually love to buy the original but alas cannot afford it), but I cannot seem to get past the initial buy the print!

  • Ruth

    David I LOVE all of these Sophia drawings! They are amazing and they capture my heart! Thanks for using your gifts and insights so powerfully! I’m so glad you have the freedom to be you and express it so creatively! Ruth

  • Jason

    I love this one David, it reminds me of the animated movie, “Spirit – stallion of the Cimarron.” its the story of a wild stallion that gets captured and his journey back to freedom. If you’ve not seen it, I can recommend it. Jason