For many of us, we know this old English children's nursery rhyme 'Humpty Dumpty' - "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty together again." When the walls of conditioning start to crack open, we can often feel as if we have had a great fall and may never be put back together, to be whole again.
The good news is that we can, and we are in fact already whole beneath who we took ourselves to be. For me the cracks came through illness, it literally opened up my psyche so that I could begin to see what was false and to begin the journey of putting myself back together again, bit by bit. Reclaiming ourselves takes a great deal of courage, to let go of what is known, what is no longer you i.e. other people's beliefs, values, behaviours, which typically come from childhood that we can often still 'own' in adulthood if we have not done any work to study our consciousness more closely, to look at our conditioning and how it effects our life. Although I had had some counselling during my earlier adult years, for me, it never really was able to penetrate through the stronghold of the personality I had developed as a child to help me survive and get my needs met.
I believe this journey is the real 'Hero's journey' that we can all take at some point in our lives, it doesn't have to come through illness and I think for most of us the inclination may come from that inner spiritual light within that quietly whispers something isn't quite right, that there is more to life and therefore ourselves, than we are aware of. If you can hear that whisper I urge you to follow it and trust your instincts, they will serve you well.
There is so much help available to us now, and much of it free, I think the difficulty we have now is that there may be too much and it can be overwhelming where to start. Again trust yourself, if you can't trust your mind, trust that inner light, that knowing which is your wisdom, to help guide you to where to get help, what therapy is right for you, and which practitioner will be best placed to help support you on your journey.
I will be adding a page to this website to add the many resources that have helped me over the years, so watch out for that. And remember we all heal together, you are not alone, and you are already whole.
With warm wishes,