I see many people coming into therapy in January. It is a time when many are motivated to get into recovery: from disordered eating, alcohol, compulsive spending, depression. The challenge comes when the motivation starts to dwindle.
Here is Brene Brown’s timeline for January:
January 1 — This resolution is going to be awesome!
January 5 — I’m awesome.
January 10 — This sucks.
January 20 — I suck.
Just as people’s resolutions about the vision of recovery and the life they want are starting to fall into the shame-hole of failure, I want to invite you to try a different approach. Allow creativity, love, imperfection, and not-knowing into the mix…vision collage-ing can be a way to do this. (Oh and doing it with support is even better!)
I imagine a woman:
who is authentically herself
who cultivates her inner soul-flame
who brings this soul-flame into the world to assist in healing individuals, communities, countries, the world
who is being of service in the world in a way that brings joy
who inspires others through her actions; through her being
who is a light to other women
who reveals that beauty is about finding and sharing your inner light
who becomes even more visible in her 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s
who knows that love is more important that anything else
who imagines the world anew
who walks into that world, creates a path, and illuminates the path for others to follow…
“When the Soul wants to experience something she throws out an image in front of her and then steps into it.” ―Meister Eckhart
Thank you for the inspiration of your life and the path you illuminated, Seena Frost, MFT. I am incredibly honored to have met and been guided by you. Your life was a light for many and your light continues to shine. For a beautiful tribute to Seena, founder of the powerful process of soulcollage(R) click here: SeenaFrost, Founder of Soulcollage