The photo I chose for my blog has much meaning for me and I’ll explain here. I could “see” this picture in my minds eye before I found it. I actually found a poem I wrote 10 years ago, that this photo illustrates. I searched high and lo for this photo, and when I saw it, I knew it would speak this feeling.
I was listening to a program on NPR while driving one day and the conversation was about soothing a frightened child. One of the interviewees described how human beings soothe each other by saying “it’s going to be alright” or “everything will be ok”, even though we have no earthly idea that it truly will be. They continued to talk about how this statement soothes and calms anxiety.
I also recently read some research on how touching your face, placing your hand on your heart and telling yourself “things will be ok”, can slow down your heart rate and lessen anxiety. I wish I could site this research, but I read so much I just cannot find it at this time. I’ll keep looking and will post it here.
I also know that the core of my work and profession is about connecting. Connecting to my clients and assisting them in connecting with their soul. This is where healing takes place. In this space of connecting.
Close your eyes, place your hand on your heart and say hello to your beautiful, shining soul. That’s who you really are. Really.
The poem I wrote many moons ago….
Take your hand off your mouth
And place it on your heart
Allow the words to come spilling out
Words held in fear
They make you disappear
Stories, feelings, and thoughts unexpressed
Let them out
So they may caress you
Allow your heart to speak
And you might find
Your mind takes a rest
And your soul begins
4/16/2001 Susan Cadley