I now trust that who I am is enough
I still often reflect on a session we did years ago where you got an image of the tension in my shoulders being connected to a heavy cape, like a superhero cape. It was like a cloak of burden that I was then able to remove and let drop — and even now, when I start to feel the overwhelm and burden build, I remember that I was able to remove it and if I could remove it once, I could remove it again. I don’t always realize that I’m layering pieces of it back on until it becomes to heavy to bear, and then I think “wait, you know how to do this, you know how to take this off.”
For me, a powerful part of working with you was giving words to what I was feeling, finding ways to express what it was that made me feel there was such a burden in my life and in my heart, and why I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. Once I could hear it and listen to that, I was able to handle it.
Putting a voice to it helped me understand these uncomfortable feelings I had. That was huge for me and has stayed with me until now — the ability to recognize when that cloak was too heavy again and the ability to step out of it and leave it behind.
Another big thing I got from our work together is, I used to feel that no matter how much I do or what level of accomplishment I have, it’ll never be enough. I don’t feel directed or owned by that anymore. I know it’s still part of my storyline, but it’s out there now, not so much a part of me as an acknowledgement of a piece of me I’m no longer ruled by.