Sometimes all we need is a patient, willing ear to listen to our tale of woe and a person who knows how to hold space as we traverse the terrain of being human. I noticed that as people get caught-up in the world around them, they get further from the truth of who they are.
Often a person will enter our Centre, get four feet in the door, and begin to cry. “I don’t normally do this,” is the typical response as they experience the oasis of peace that we have created. This is the point where I have to try not to grin. Emotions are powerful tools. They are great indicator if we are in alignment with our Source, or if we are in opposition of our inherent nature.
I know a person has reach a choice-point in their life (when change and healing are possible) if their emotions are so raw and willing to surface within the first four minutes of an encounter. It’s not always easy, but there does seem to be a human pattern to healing … we need someone to talk to. We need to admit to ourselves, another person and to the larger part of us (which I call God) what is going on in our life before lasting change can occur.
The challenge in the long run is teaching people to climb-up the emotional scale for themselves, but first all they need is a place to sit down and be heard.