Deep in your wounds are seeds, waiting to grow beautiful flowers
- Niti Majethia
.... and these flowers inside begin to grow from the essential nurturance of sunlight and water.
In the context of how I do therapy, "sunlight" can be understood as mindfulness of our experience, loving contact with our deeper emotions, and development of acceptance and compassion for our disowned parts. And "water" can look like grief processing (sometimes this means tears), and emotional energy flow using body awareness.
Although the journey of this work certainly varies from client to client, the basics I provide are a safe container based on non-judgement and unconditional positive regard, modeling of empathic curiosity, and holding the focus of your process. The colors and textures of the flowers that bloom are a joy to behold.