Have you ever tried to get a Jack-in-the-Box in the box?
A Jack-in-the-Box is a cloth puppet sitting atop a tightly coiled spring. When the lid of the box is lifted, ‘Jack’ springs out, joyous and full of life.
Getting Jack back into the box requires much strength and determination to push downward against his naturally-freedom-oriented coils. When you do finally get the coils sufficiently suppressed to force the lid down and hook the box shut, much energy has been spent.
This is an apt analogy of what it takes to keep our wounds shut in.
Tremendous energy is consumed every day of our lives keeping our wounds out of sight – out of feel.
This precious energy is not available to us to live. Its application – its sole job – is to keep Jack out of sight.
As we heal our inner wounding, Jack is set free. Our latent, powerfully creative energy is accessible to us again. And we are in a position to contribute to the world in ways that truly fulfill our dreams.
* Excerpt from H.O.P.E. = Healing Ourselves and Planet Earth – A Blueprint for Personal and Collective Change by Ariole K. Alei.
Questions to Ponder: What tastes have you had – so far in your life – of letting Jack out of your box? How does this whet your appetite to set Jack – you – even more free?
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