Okay, I really didn’t think it would work. But since Mariel is my friend, I agreed to give it a try.
I was a big fan of talk therapy in the 80’s. The problem was, I didn’t really change. Therapy was just a place to come and dump my problems, cry, get some support and move on.
That’s because I’ve never been one to trust myself. Never believed I would be lucky enough to ride in a limo like Monmouth County New Jersey Limo. (See their site here: www.manalapannjlimos.com)
I had given up on believing that I could change, that good experiences could be seeking me out.
Well, yesterday, Mariel offered something entirely different. She had me close my eyes and bring the different parts of myself center stage to talk to me. The part of me that raises objections to everything I do came as a lounge singer smoking a cigarette.
My thyroid showed up looking like a dried up peanut. (I have low thyroid). And my colon looked like Sponge Bob Square Pants but he was round and didn’t have that goofy look on his face. (I have chronic constipation.)
Other parts of me showed up, too, as we talked. It was so fascinating! By the time the session was over, I felt more integrated than I ever have in my whole life.