Curiosity is one of the essential keys in moving through therapy towards healing. Meeting ourselves in therapy with a childlike curiosity can open doors that reveal treasures, bones, and answers to mysteries that have long held us prisoner.
James Hillman says, "The gift of an image is that it provides a place to watch your soul." Living a mythopoetic life is one of watching your soul and its deep, wide, open, and mysterious movements. Image is a marvelous way to do so—looking at images, creating images, reflecting on, inviting, and exploring images…
Some things to know about being a Keeper of a Long File Name of Dreams: ~ Never underestimate the Power of your position. ~ Never overestimate your power as a Keeper. ~ If you get lost wandering the Libraries where the Dreams are stored, all the better. Aim for lost and wandering; you will then be found by the very thing you were looking for.
I opened my front door, ready to mindlessly go about my day, and stopped midstep. There was Wildness, hanging out, probably eating my newly planted thrumbergia and coleus. We stood motionless for a moment, and I spoke gently, telling her that I needed to get to work. Her ears moved back and forth, and I felt heard.
The first time I've set foot in a church in many many years. I am with loved ones and an aunt I have not seen in over 30 years. There are several hundred of us belting out the hymn in this Methodist church in Savannah, Georgia.
We are not going to take the journey in a straightforward fashion. Few lines from here to there are to be found in this mythopoetic life. Instead, the way meanders, wanders, wavers, pauses, and loops back around. Haven't we been this way before?
By way of welcoming and introducing you to this blog, I begin with the ancient and timeless words of the Sufi poet Rumi as he speaks of stories, myths, and an opening.
An opening. . . . . .
Take a moment and feel how those words resonate in your body.