Courageous they are.
These women who pick up the phone and make an appointment.
For they are ready to unpack their bags.
The heavy ones that they have borne way too long.
The burdens tired and cumbersome, draining energy and zeal for living.
They are tentative at first.
What to expect?
Will this counselor be safe?
And will this first or second or tenth attempt to get to the bottom of the pain really work?
And what would it look like to be free, to run, to dance, to soar on wings like eagles?
To shed the heavy mantle of sadness and despair, shame and grief.
To trade it for hope and healing, joy and peace.
And fresh new beginnings.
These are five truths my clients have taught me ...