Sophia’s nightmare

sophia nightmare drawing by nakedpastor david hayward

Sophia “Nightmare” (ink on paper, 8″x10″) by David Hayward

You can acquire original Sophia drawings such as this on from my gallery.

I drew this to portray what Sophia’s worst nightmare is: disembodiment. I don’t mean physically, but emotionally and spiritually. She recognizes that she and her body has been objectified. She understands that the culture we live in would keep her divided against herself. She remembers that her religion has demonized her physicality, marginalized her mind, and diminished her spirit. She knows that she is weakened and ineffective when she is separated from herself and life.

She grew up to be disintegrated. But what she has found and enjoys is her integration. She’s worked hard for it. She’s discovered herself. She has found herself. She loves herself.

Finally, she is “together”. She plans on staying that way.

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.

  • Crystal (the original)

    Yes I can identify with her. Loving yourself is the only way to go because you are set to fall in a trap if you rely on anybody else to fulfill your dreams, ambitions, whatever. You can’t love anybody else until you have learned to love yourself. When you love yourself, you don’t need anything from others to lift you up to where “God,” for want of a better word, wants you to be.That is what I have learned for myself. It is liberating.

  • Kris

    Yes, I have realized that the splitting body and soul causes many issues. Many so concerned about only being a spiritual being have convinced us that hate our bodies but our bodies need what they need. And yes, our intellect is shunned to b/c that will cause us to question things.

    Now that is not to say we give into to every desire but we need to acknowledge them and find healthy ways to address them. We need to be attentive to our bodies and our minds so that the spirit in us can be healthy.

  • http://theoldadam.com/ Steve Martin

    I have one of David’s pieces of art, and I must say that they look even better in person and look fantastic on the wall.

    If you purchase one you will love it.


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