I love to create things in my life that have meaning and reason. I love to have symbol-isms, and ways to create meaningful things in life that hold hope and grace. When I started therapy 5 years ago, about 2 months into therapy I made this box to put in the therapy room.. it was called a "healing box".. where I could leave my thoughts and worries in the box to hold for me.
My therapist fell in LOVE with the box - to where it sits on his desk with my timeline book on top of it; waiting for me to put hopes and wishes in it - even some fears.
He has told me that many clients have wanted one - and I have had many people ask me to make them one - maybe I should make this into a business (hope boxes).. each time I make one, it gets better and better, I guess that would symbolize my healing and work in therapy wouldn't it?
This photo above is actually the very 1st box I made almost 5 years ago. I have made a 2nd once since which right now sits in the therapy room on the desk - tonight I am in the process of making a NEW one for a new part of my journey.
Whenener I take a new turn in my healing, or a huge movement of significance, I make a new box, that brings new meaning.
It's a box that has symbolisms of my life on it. healing words, words of faith, works of GOODNESS! It hols a lot of who I am on that box. ways to remind me of where I was, where I am, and where I hope to go.
Inside the box holds papers and notes, and some thoughts that are held for me when I am ready to look at it. My therapist has even put a few words in there to hold as well.
Sometimes I will go on the box a year later and find a note in there from myself, and my healing took a whole new direction, and I smile. It holds it for me, and its truly a special moment when I go back into the box.
Every new box I make, holds a new story of my healing on it.. the one I made tonight is one of my favorites as it holds a whole new meaning in my healing path right now. I will soon share that photo with you all.
I am happy to share this with the people who read my blog.. and I can't wait to share with you the new photo of the new box.. it truly is special, because someone helped me make it this time -my therapist, and even my husband had a hand in it, and I can't wait to see what this new box will hold for me - some hope, grace and goodness.
Maybe it will hold new meanings, new wishes, and I am sure a little bit of fears that are new as well - but it's my healing box, my hope box, and a place where I can let something be held for me anytime I need it to.