Therapy was good today. I pieced a lot of ideas together that I had thought of separately but never made the connection. I identified patterns in various seemingly unrelated occurrences in my life that greatly informed me. And afterwards, I put my hand on top of my heart, took some deep breaths with my eyes closed and felt more settled.
As introspective and self-aware as I am, an outside perspective offers what I cannot give myself. I have seen coaches or therapists or similar professionals regularly over the past ten years. They hold space to do that thinking and offer different words to apply to an experience. They also offer techniques that I may not know about or thought to apply to the situation.
We are community-oriented beings. I’d like to think if we were in a village, I’d be apprenticing my way to be the older medicine woman or seer in the community. There has always been others who offer what coaches, therapists, etc. offer now. The village looks a little different but all the pieces are still necessary. We still need that guidance and wisdom that those professionals offer.