THIS is my favorite snow globe. It sits on a windowsill, next to where I sit in my Office, so every now and then, sunlight shines through it and makes a rainbow-colored prism on the wall. It’s my favorite for several reasons. Partly because a dear friend gave it to me; Partly because the rocks inside look like they are balancing there (even though I’m pretty sure they are glued to the bottom). But the main reason it’s my favorite is because I use it so often during therapy sessions.
On a fairly regular basis, when someone in my office is particularly upset, because life is not going well (after all, that’s usually why they’re in my office), I pick up the snow globe. And swirl it around. And ask them if their world feels like they are sitting on the inside of the snowglobe. Where everything is spinning around. Where it’s hard to know what to do next. As one wise seven-year-old said, “I bet you can’t even see outside of there!” His world was particularly filled with chaos at that time, and like other people who have sat on my Red Couch, he could relate to the feeling of a blizzard swirling around in his world. Not knowing what to do next. Sometimes not being able to see. Or even take a breath.
That’s when it’s time to Be Still. When we need to stop. And take a breath. And calm our inner self, so we can see outside of ourselves before deciding what to do next. And often, the whole point of therapy is to find a way to Still the Snowglobe. Your Snowglobe. Your little corner of the world. Where making a decision from a calm place can make all the difference in your home. Your life. Your world.
Come join me on the journey to a more peaceful you. And a more peaceful home and family. And hopefully, a more peaceful world. It all begins with you.